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Paralysed man walks again after pioneering cell transplant

Darek Fidyka cell transplant

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was injured four ...

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Scientists discover four strand DNA in human cells

DNA

The human race knows very little of itself, almost like a race with amnesia. As we continue to move forward through time, new discoveries are made that make old theories obsolete and false. It’s a good lesson that shows us how we can attach ourselves to “truths” and believe them ...

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Scientists create human chromosome

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Click image above to enlarge graphic Scientists have created genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies, as part of a series of studies showing that it may be possible to treat genetic diseases with a radically new form of gene therapy. In one of the ...

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Canadian scientists create a functioning virtual brain

Chris Eliasmith

Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain. He is about to publish a book with instructions, which describes the grey matter’s architecture and how the different components interact. “Then I thought the only way people are going to believe me is if I demonstrate it,” says the ...

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Korean scientists successfully kill cancer with magnets

Cancer

In South Korea, scientists used a magnetic field to get cancer cells to actually self-destruct. The body removes old, defective, and infected cells through the process of programmed cell death (PCD), or apoptosis. In apoptosis, the rejected cell responds to certain signals sent by the body by fragmenting. Immune cells ...

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Hemp can repair DNA

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Did you know that DNA can be damaged…and repaired? DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the hereditary material found in humans, animals, and organisms. DNA is in every cell in our bodies. Each cell’s nucleus has DNA, which is rolled into structures that are our chromosomes (23 pairs). “Most genes contain the ...

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