Future potential of brain chip is limitless after man controls robot arm with his thoughts

Scientists at Caltech reported Thursday that they had developed an implantable chip that gave a tetraplegic man the power to drink beer with a robot arm. This is just the beginning.

Harvard study: Could Chinese ‘thunder god vine’ plant be cure-all for obesity?

Scientists have found that an extract from the thunder god vine reduced body weight in obese mice by 45 percent.

Could depression be an early manifestation of Parkinson’s?

Scientists have long known that there is strong connection between depression and Parkinson’s disease. But is it a cause, an effect or something else?




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Meet the people who aren’t worried about killer robots

Forget the technopanic: A paralyzed man has used brain waves to bring a beer to his lips.

Cancer charities scam: 5 reasons why it took the feds so long to catch on

For many industry insiders, the fact that the scheme was able to go on for so long was more alarming than the misdeeds themselves.

You may not have to drink that nasty liquid before your colonoscopy

A small study offers hope that a regular diet plus laxatives will be sufficient

Would you like sunscreen with that?

Sunscreen will be distributed free of charge on Miami Beach to curb skin cancer

Washington: First in war, first in peace, first in fitness

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‘Mega-disasters’ and other reasons why WHO director’s speech should scare you

For those looking for optimism that global public health officials have everything under control, a speech by WHO director Margaret Chan on Monday was anything but reassuring.

‘Groundbreaking’ cystic fibrosis treatment could improve quality of life for thousands

A large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a combination of two drugs could help patient's bypass issues caused by genetic mutations.

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