Hours After Pigs' Death, Scientists Restore Brain Cell Activity

In a radical experiment that has some experts questioning what it means to be "alive," scientists have restored brain circulation and some cell activity in pigs' brains hours after the animals died in a slaughterhouse. The results, though done in pigs and not humans, challenge the long-held view that, after death, brain cells undergo sudden and irreversible damage. Instead, the […]

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Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed

A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. Today’s information society is built on digital computers that have evolved drastically for half a century and are capable of executing complicated tasks reliably. The human brain, by contrast, […]

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Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

“Game of Thrones” fans have reason to call Sophie Turner ― aka Sansa Stark, queen of clapbacks ― their onscreen hero. Off the screen, she’s also a hero ― of the mental health variety. On Tuesday, the 23-year-old actress appeared on the “Phil in the Blanks” podcast, hosted by “Dr. Phil” star Phil McGraw, and wasted no time opening up […]

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Caution: Salmonella-risk – purchase of country returns to flesh!

Due To Salmonella – Purchase country starts callback for lamb fillets The food-retail chain Kaufland has started a recall for “Exquisite lamb fillets”. In a Batch of this meat for Salmonella. These bacteria can cause diarrhea and other health problems. Salmonella in frozen lamb fillets The food-retail chain Kaufland returns to done the following product: “Exquisite lamb fillets”, kitchen, portioned, […]

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Texas Baby Born Without Skin Leaves Doctors Scrambling for Answers and Battling to Save His Life

A Texas couple is desperately hoping to receive some answers after their son was born with an extremely rare skin condition that left even the most qualified of specialists stunned. On Jan. 1, Priscilla Maldonado Gray and Marvin Gray welcomed their third child, a son named Ja’bari Gray, into the world, San Antonio Express-News reports. Though the couple initially believed […]

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Probing the mystery of drug resistance: New hope for leukemia’s toughest cases: Researcher inspired by the patients he was unable to save early in his career

Three children Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, treated for leukemia during his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital still haunt him more than a decade later. One 15-year-old boy died from the toxicity of the drugs he was given; the other two patients went through the whole treatment only to die when their leukemia came back. “That really prompted a deep frustration with […]

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Ready to Try CrossFit? Give This Beginner's WOD a Try.

Whether you’re a veteran athlete or a total box newbie, anyone’s first trip to a CrossFit gym can be intimidating. Saunter inside, and you’re instantly surrounded by jacked guys doing things like heavy push jerks and walking across the floor on their hands almost as naturally as their feet. Despite the wow-factor, CrossFit membership is still on the rise: Wodify […]

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Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings

UCLA researchers found that eliminating routine but unnecessary procedures before people undergo cataract surgery has the potential to save costs and resources for hospitals serving lower-income patients. Forgoing routine chest x-rays, electrocardiograms and other preoperative procedures—which studies have found to have no clinical benefit prior to cataract surgery—was associated with a savings of $67,241 over three years at one of […]

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