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Technology has continued to improve the effectiveness of prosthetics over the years, making it easier for those who have lost limbs to lead more normal lives by being able to grasp objects in much the same way they would with their natural hand. The one detail that has always been missing, however, was the sense...

Some people who have had severe heart attacks, and most movie buffs, know the implications of the light many survivors of near-death experiences have seen. In spite of the belief by many that they have glimpsed the afterlife, it turns out that there is a scientific explanation for the phenomena. When blood flow stops, the...

Scientists have reached a new level in the use of stem cells to grow organs. Human heart tissue that was grown in a petri dish contracted spontaneously, encouraging news for the millions of people who die from cardiovascular ailments annually. Complications associated with organ transplants have limited the number of those with cardiovascular disease from...

Post-menopausal women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer may be able to reduce their risk by taking the breast cancer drug, anastrozole.  The drug has been used as a treatment for women who have developed breast cancer and gone through menopause. It lowers estrogen hormone levels to shrink cancer tumors and slow...

A few years ago, bird flu was causing a lot of concern as experts worried that the serious influenza would cross over into humans and lead to a widespread outbreak. Now, according to Science Daily News, a virulent new strain of influenza like the one that causes avian flu apparently retains its ability to lead...

Measurements taken to reduce lead exposure may already be helping to prevent children today from having Alzheimer’s later in life. A study that took place over a 23 year time span showed that monkeys who drank a formula rich in lead while they were infants later developed the tangles of tau, a key brain protein...

A science article printed in the science journal, Nature Communications, possibly explains why some people consume large amounts of alcohol while others do not. In a study performed on mice, a consortium of researchers from five UK universities found that a mutation to the gene Gabrb1 resulted in mice having an overwhelming preference to drink...

Obesity continues to be a problem in this country, with statistics reflecting the problems people have controlling what and/or how much they eat -- particularly women. Stress is known to be a significant factor that causes a negative cycle of eating, gaining weight, and stressing out so that you eat again. This common problem is...

Although high cholesterol levels have long been associated with the incidence of breast cancer according to previous research studies, the chemical that causes the relationship has not been known until now. Drs. Donald McDonnell and Erik Nelson of Duke University have discovered a cholesterol metabolite that causes high cholesterol levels to precipitate the development and...

With each passing day, rapid prototyping – what is commonly referred to as “3D printing” – is increasingly poised to change the world like no other innovation since the introduction of Interne.  With the first printing units, priced under a thousand dollars for the home market, set to hit streets soon and accompanied by increasingly...