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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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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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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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Why Newborn Babies See Only Blurry Images

Babies see blurry images during their first few months—their eyesight comes online only later. A new study published in Nature Neuroscience provides further insight into the workings behind this miracle of life. From darknesses to light—such is the transition from womb to birth. Then, the eyes of the newborn have to get acquainted with the

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Newly-Discovered Human Organ Documented!

Your body has a new organ, says a new study published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. A new organ in the human body—how could we have missed it? You’d think that we would have been able to lay our fingers on all of our organs by now. New findings show that this is far

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Pregnancy Causes Brain Structural Changes, says New Study

Pregnancy causes long-term brain structural changes, says a new study published in Nature Neuroscience. Pregnancy comes with its fair share of changes: no woman who has ever been pregnant will testify to the opposite. A new study extends this general principle to much beyond what our eyes can see—to the inside of the brain. The

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Boosting Confidence By Manipulating the Brain

Self-confidence can be enhanced through the manipulation of brain activity, says a new study published in Nature Communications. Curing Depression By Boosting Self-Confidence? Without self-confidence, we will most likely not succeed in our endeavours. It is, indeed, a fundamental trait to be developed so that we can bring to fruition what we set out to

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Walking on Your Heels Gives You Longer ‘Virtual Limbs’

Walking on your heels gives you longer ‘virtual limbs’! A new study explains why humans walk on their heels instead of their toes; the paper is published in The Journal of Experimental Biology. Humans have a ‘heel-first walking’, as opposed to many other organisms in the animal kingdom (cats and dogs, for instance) who use

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Sugar or Sweetener—Which is Better?

Does it matter whether you consume sugar-free drinks (with sweeteners) or those with sugar? A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity offers insight into the topic of sugar and sweeteners. The war between sugar and sweeteners has been raging since some time now. A new study looks into the way both types

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Parkinson’s Disease Might Originate From Gut Bacteria

The development of Parkinson’s disease might start off from the gut, says a new study published in the journal Cell. It is assumed that Parkinson’s disease only involves the brain. After all, the symptoms pertaining to the condition do include tremors and difficulty in moving, problems which are caused by the death of brain neurones. However, a

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Why Astronauts Develop Bad Eyesight After Long-Duration Missions

Why do astronauts have vision problems after spending too much time in space? The answer might be lying in the fluid bathing the brain and the spinal cord, says a new study that attempts to shed light on the topic; the paper has recently been presented at Radiological Society of North America‘s (RSNA) annual meeting.

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