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Experimental Brain Implant Helps Locked-In Patient Communicate

Experimental Brain Implant Helps Locked-In Patient Communicate

Scientists have designed a system that lets a patient with late-stage Lou Gehrig’s disease type words using brain signals alone. In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. She can now communicate at ... Read More »

Wireless Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed Monkey To Walk Again (research)

Wireless Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed Monkey To Walk Again

Researchers trying to find a cure for spinal injuries have claimed a notable success. Grégoire Courtine, a neuroscientist with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, has produced a paper describing how his team mapped and recorded the neural activity in monkeys standing and walking on treadmills. The eggheads then crippled the beasts, implanted electrodes in their brains and at the ... Read More »

Researchers Develop USB Stick that Tests for HIV (research)

Researchers Develop USB Stick that Tests for HIV

Scientists report the development of an HIV test that uses a USB stick that can provide a rapid and accurate reading of how much virus is in a person’s blood. The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read ... Read More »

Miracle dog Bruno rescued after month trapped in well

Miracle dog Bruno rescued after month trapped in well

Nearly a month after he was found in a well at the Billesberger farm near Hitchcock, Bruno the miracle dog is coming home. When Bruno was found at the bottom of the abandoned well, John and Cindy Billesberger were astounded that the seven-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever was still alive. After 27 days trapped in a cold and wet three-metre hole, ... Read More »

New Study Reveals the Secret to a Happy Sex Life

Study Reveals the Secret to a Happy Sex Life

A new series of studies from the University of Toronto set out to identify the potential correlation between our beliefs and the level of sexual satisfaction that we experience with a partner. These “sexpectations” — the need to work on sexual growth or rely on sexual destiny — are so powerful they can either sustain otherwise healthy relationships or undermine ... Read More »

Happy Sex life comes with hard work, Says New Study

Happy sex life comes with hard work, Says New Study

It’s the Holy Grail of long-term relationships: how to maintain a happy sex life. It’s something we all supposedly want, and it’s often used as a barometer of a relationship as a whole. So how do you do it? Well, a new study from the University of Toronto has the solution (and you may not like it): hard work. Or ... Read More »

Vitamin B12 deficiency raises diabetes risk, Says New Study

Vitamin B12 deficiency raises diabetes risk, Says New Study

Deficiency of Vitamin B12 in mothers during pregnancy may put their child at greater risk of metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, researchers including those of Indian origin have warned. The vitamin is found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk. Previous research has shown that mothers with low vitamin B12 levels were at greater risk of ... Read More »

Take action to prevent diabetes this November, Report

Take action to prevent diabetes this November, Report

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and The Canadian Diabetes Association is taking the opportunity to drive diabetes awareness, as the disease has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. “With a staggering one in three Canadians already living with diabetes or prediabetes, including an estimated 1.5 million with undiagnosed diabetes, we must take action now to stop the growth and impact of ... Read More »

Large number of bugs posing problems for dogs (Photo)

Large number of bugs posing problems for dogs (Photo)

Pet owners need to be on the look-out for a hidden threat that can seriously hurt their dogs. A graphic photo of a dog’s mouth covered with Asian lady beetles went viral after Hoisington Veterinary Hospital in Kansas warned about the harmful effects. The clinic posted the disturbing photo on its Facebook page to warn other dog owners and it ... Read More »