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Month: January 2017

Woman Lives Without Lungs for 6 Days to Save Her Life

With her lungs out of her body for nearly a week, a woman with severe infections was kept alive. The feat was accomplished by a team of surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (UHN). The case is reported in The Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. Bold and Risky Operation is a Success What

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Reversing Diabetes Using Mouse Pancreas Grown in Rats

Tackling diabetes by using rats with mouse-pancreas transplanted into them is discussed in a new study published in Nature. These findings might, one day, pave the way to a similar transplant in humans. Mice & Rats & Diabetes Diabetes is characterised by a pancreatic functional impairment. The pancreas is the organ meant to secrete the

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Ancient, Alien-Like Insect Discovered in Stone Amber

A 100-million-year-old alien-like insect with a triangular head has been discovered in a semi-precious stone amber in Myanmar, says a new study published in the journal Cretaceous Research. The ET-insect, named Aethiocarenus burmanicus (A. burmanicus), was a tiny female without wings—small but scary. It dates back to the time of the dinosaurs. The only other

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Baby Dinos Lived in Eggs for 3-6 Months

Dinosaur babies stayed in their eggs for 3 to 6 months, much longer than scientists previously thought. The new findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, might help explain the extinction of the powerful predators. Dinosaurs are long gone, leaving behind only remnants of themselves in mysteriously-massive fossilised body parts that

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Giant Chinese Wolf-Otter Discovered

A Chinese giant otter has been discovered for the first time, says a new study published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology which draws a parallel between the creature and a wolf in terms of size. But, no, you cannot travel to see the wolf-otter anymore—it has been extinct for millions of years now. Ancient Family of Otters

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Viruses Plot Together to Invade Humans

Viruses might be plotting together to invade humans! A new study published in Nature shows that the organisms communicate with one another via messages to decide as to the next step of infection in their hosts. If viruses were not already scary, a new research has shown a spookier side of theirs: they can leave messages

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Secret to Health & Happiness: Share Good News

The sharing of good news, and giving positive responses to it among romantic partners boost one’s health and happiness, according to findings which are to be presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention. Humans are social beings, gregarious by nature. Communication, therefore, plays a key role in our lives. Part

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Sit Less & Live Longer!

Too much sitting coupled with too little exercise might be speeding up the ageing process, says a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. This finding is specially pertinent to women, as the study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows how elderly

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Robot Wrapped Around the Heart Helps it Beat

A customisable soft robot that wraps around the pumping organ, protecting from heart failure, has been developed by a team of researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital. Their findings are published in Science Translational Medicine. All it does is fit around the heart to assist it in doing its job—beating life. Fastening the

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Eat Hot Red Chili Peppers To Live Longer!

Hot peppers might help decrease mortality, suggests a new study published in PLoS ONE. Live longer by consuming hot red chili peppers! A new study from the University of Vermont links the spicy food with a 13% decreased mortality due to heart disease or stroke. Boosting lifespan is one of the greatest worries of mankind—what

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Dinosaurs Killed By Darkness & Cold

Dinosaurs died out from utter cold, and in darkness, suggests a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters. Death by Cold & Dark—No, It’s Not Vampires Dinosaurs were once great predators walking on God’s green earth. They later mysteriously disappeared—that was 66 million years ago. What really caused them to die out, thus paving the way

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