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Paraplegic Man Can Stand and Move Legs Voluntarily- Caltech Research, a Ray of Hope

in technology, medicine, biology

Sustained electrical stimulation of the spinal cord neurons and locomotor training sessions for over 26 months enabled a paraplegic man to achieve full weight-bearing standing with assistance and achieve control of some leg movements.

This remarkable research result was published online today in the highly reputed medical journal The Lancet.

The Science of Gut Feeling: Gut Bacteria Influence Brain Chemistry and Behavior

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Gut feeling has been used to describe visceral emotional reaction to something, not something thoughtful.  Now researchers at McMaster University have scientific evidence to demonstrate that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behavior.

Eating Increases with Video Game Playing in Teens- A Cause for Teen Obesity?

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A new study shows that playing video game increases food intake in teens and suggests that this could be one reason for increasing obesity incidence seen in the teens.

Plastic Products Used by Children Leach Toxic Substances

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Five out of 13 plastic products intended for children leach toxic substances, and a third of all products tested also released toxic substances.  A study conducted by scientists at the University of Gothenburg reveals this disturbing news.

Music, Age and Hearing-Music training reduce impact of age-related hearing loss

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A number of studies suggest that musical training gives students learning advantages in the classroom. A recent study by a group of researchers at the Northwestern University finds that musical training can reduce the impact of age-related hearing loss in the older people.

The Diabetes Paradox: The Disease Of Civilization, The Misfortune Due To Comfort

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One hundred years of research and the ultimate synthesis of recombinant insulin have not done any good to the incidence of diabetes. Paradoxically, the occurrence of diabetes in different parts of the world is growing with ferocity.

US$800 Billion in Economic Benefits from Human Genome Project Questioned

in medicine, biology, omics

According to an article in Nature the high-profile claim that the Human Genome Project and associated research generated almost US$800 billion in economic benefits has been questioned by economists.

Football Helmet Ratings for Reducing Concussion Risk- New Virginia Tech Study

in medicine

For the first time researchers have provided the public with comparative test results on football helmets. Today Virginia Tech released the results of a new rating system of adult football helmets that is designed to reduce the risk of concussions.