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Scientists in the U.S. have cloned two older people -- one aged 35, the other 75 -- into early-stage embryos, and then derived genetically-matched tissue through that process.

Gautam Naik reports on Lunch Break
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Hank shares some developments in cancer research, from new insights into the behavior of zombie cancer cells, to a new method that uses nanotechnology to kill cancer from within.
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+svinehunden That only shows you have a strong immune system. Also placebos don't cure anything because they do nothing. Placebos have not cured almost every illness. Hard work, years of testing, antibiotics, and vaccines are have what allowed people to overcome diseases. I agree just thinking you will survive helps but there's not a 100% guarantee you will survive. Not every one has a strong immune system or a cheerful outlook on life like you do.
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How damage to the DNA can create uncontrolled cell growth

Paul explains how malignant tumors can spread the disease throughout the body and gives possible treatments.
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Bots move to do whatever you want


Command a glowing robot horde to do your bidding
Squadrons of scurrying "pixelbots" swarm into shapes based on your gestures or what you draw on a tablet
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Amazing device connects to spinal cord, reawakens legs

The device – an array of electrodes – is implanted not at the point of injury, but in the still intact lumbosacral region of the spinal cord, which is the main information hub linking the brain to the lower limbs. Despite being crushed, Angeli says, the spinal cord and its associated nerve connections retain huge capacity to continue sending messages.

Since New Scientist reported the breakthrough in 2012, the four men have continued to improve their strength, precision and range of movement. "We've not seen a plateau in their performance yet," says Angeli. One of the men, Drew Meas, says he can stand without his stimulator. "I'm going for full walking again, that's my motto," he says.

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A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard suggests even casual marijuana use can alter your brain. 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275516.php

http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2014041523060034.html

Study is published April 16
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Laughter helps Liana Scott alleviate her depression. Watch her "Coping with Depression" blog video.
What relieves your depression? Comment below.

#depression #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bipolardisorder #depressionvideo
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Transplants Function Like The Real Thing
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What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren't actually wearing them, he set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.
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Introduction
Neuroferritinopathy: or NFO for short, is a genetic disorder which affects the brain.

It is caused by a genetic mutation which affects storage of iron, as ferritin or FTL and causes a buildup of iron as ferritin in the brain. 

It becomes apparent only in Adult life, about 40 to 50 years of age.

It is progressive, meaning that symptoms will worsen over time. (10 to 20 years) 

Although some children have it, this is an infant onset disease which affects them, whereas this type of NFO is Adult onset.

Some individuals develop or have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). 

Someone who has NFO develops or has a slurred voice. (dysarthria). 

Some people develop or have some balance problems, (vertigo) which can cause them to fall over, or have an unsteady walk or gait but otherwise, they can seem fine to most people. 

Individuals with this condition can get dizzy, and lose their equilibrium, and can fall because of this dizziness...

Progression is relentless, and becomes generalized over a 10 to 20 years period... 

Eventually resulting in aphonia or: Speech problems, mainly slurring of words, Dysphagia or: Difficulty swallowing, which may require a surgical addition of a feeding tube...

Resulting symptoms are severe motor disability with subcortical/frontal cognitive dysfunction or: Memory problems, reduced ability to handle and process acquired knowledge, personality changes (apathy, anxiety, inertia, or depression), and bradyphrenia or: Slowed thought processes... 

Each child of an individual with neuroferritinopathy has a 50% chance of developing this condition...

There is a genetic test which can be performed which can tell if the condition has been passed on to the children of affected people or not... 

The test is a biopsy, which is performed by a doctor and involves removal of a piece of skin from the arm about the size of a matchhead sing a tool which involves no pain and is very fast...

There is currently no cure for NFO or any treatment...
  
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