Scientists stunned: New species of ancient human confirmed
By: Terrence Aym
Something that many anthropologists speculated over for decades has been proven: a third species of human has been confirmed.The confirmation came after extensive DNA testing of a 30,000 year old fossil. The discovery of a third type of human proves that Neanderthals and...
By: Terrence Aym
Soon scars may be a thing of the past.Scars have been the bane of humans throughout history. Scar tissue can be an embarrassment, disfiguring, even life-threatening.Now an amazingly simple solution seems to have been discovered. The answer lies with a common sugar molecule...
Scientists: Threaded cellular sutures future of heart repair
By: Terrence Aym
One of the most difficult muscles to repair are those that make up the heart. Now scientists working at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts believe they've found a method that's so simple it's stunning other medical researchers.The team seeded the microthreads with mesenchymal...
By: Gene Patterson
People with a busy social life 'have bigger amygdala' It certainly seems that some people tend to be more outgoing than others. Whether this is because of nature or because of nurture has previously been hard to say. Are people born being more socially outgoing...
By: Alison Bowler
One of the most life-changing forms of surgery is joint replacement or arthroplasty. Joints may require replacement because of injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other bone disease. A person in receipt of a joint replacement, in addition to feeling a relief from pain, gains mobility...
How the gender of a child is determined at the time of conception
By: Raquel Ildefonzo
I am a mother of four lovely girls. My younger sister (who came next to me) has two burly boys. The rest of our siblings have at least one boy and one girl in their respective broods. During family gatherings, my sister and I never...
The human sense of smell
By: Jacquie Schmall
Of all our senses, the olfactory sense, or sense of smell, is the most intimately connected with the brain. Our sense of smell provides us with critical information about our surroundings. Although it may be tempting to consider masking an unwelcome smell with some commercial...
Types of prosthetics available for joint replacement surgeries
By: Jamie Rider
Joint replacement surgeries have become, particularly in the instance of hip and knee, the accepted treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis. Other joint replacement surgeries are becoming more widely available and accepted. There are currently five types of prosthesis available for joint replacement surgeries. These prosthesis options...
By: Terrence Aym
Thomas Webster, an associate professor at the Divisions of Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Brown, has created a nanomaterial that can be injected into the human body. Once the material reaches body temperature it rapidly hardens into a substance like bone.According to the university...
Transplant recipient expresses satisfaction with her new face on life
By: Laurie Childree
Connie Culp was shot in the face with a shotgun in 2004. The culprit was her own husband Thomas Culp. Mr. Culp, who also shot himself in the face, received a seven year prison sentence for the injuries he caused to his wife. He took...

 

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