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The soundtrack of the brain: brain waves were transformed into music

Scientists in China have created a method that can transform brain waves into a cerebral type of music able to mimic musical compositions created by artists. The team was led by Jing Lu of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, combined with information collected electroencephalographic (EEG) and imaging techniques, functional magnetic resonance (fMRI)…

The first human skull and scalp transplant in the world
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The first human skull and scalp transplant in the world

The first skull and scalp transplant in the world was performed in the United States and the operation lasted 15 hours. Boysen James, age 55, lost the top of his skull following a treatment for a rare type of cancer. He underwent an intervention that marked a first in the medical world: a transplanted scalp and…

Technology: Amputee Feels in Real-Time with Bionic Hand
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Technology: Amputee Feels in Real-Time with Bionic Hand

A man whose left arm was amputated nine years ago has found a sense of touch thanks to an experimental artificial hand, his nerves where attached to the amputated limb, informs AFP. According to scientists, this biomedical marvel paves the way for achieving the next gen of prostheses for patients to feel – in real-time…

Triton: A Mask that lets you breathe underwater without oxygen tanks
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Triton: A Mask that lets you breathe underwater without oxygen tanks

Jeabyun Yeon, South Korea, has designed a device called Triton which, he claims, can extract oxygen from water, so people can breathe comfortably during diving. The designer was inspired by the famous “rebreather” used by James Bond. To use Triton, swimmers would bite down on a plastic mouth piece, which draws oxygen. The two arms (extension side) of…

The Placebo Effect. What happens inside the brain of patients
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The Placebo Effect. What happens inside the brain of patients

The placebo effect is quite real, even in situations where patients know in advance that “treatment” they receive is free of any medical value, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder United States. American scientists have found that patients who received false analgesics continued to benefit from the placebo effect after doctors…

The bad sleep epidemic semi somnia triggered by stress and computer use
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The bad sleep epidemic semi somnia triggered by stress and computer use

The human body Published on November 27th, 2012 0 The bad sleep epidemic: ‘semi-somnia’ triggered by stress and computer use While it does not have unbearable symptoms of acute insomnia, which can lead to depression, weakened immune system, hypertension or heart disease this condition, recently observed by specialists called “semi-somnia”, is also associated with an…

Why did leprosy disappear in Europe? New Facts!
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Why did leprosy disappear in Europe? New Facts!

Once scientist have analyzed DNA samples taken from a mass grave where the bodies of people affected by leprosy were buried  in the eleventh century, they have found out why the leprosy vanished from Western Europe. According to experts it appears that a genetic change produced in the human body has led individuals immune to…

Why are people attracted to shiny objects?
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Why are people attracted to shiny objects?

For a long time, people are obsessed with shiny objects, from shoes with studs to the recent iPhone gold. Now, however, scientists have approached the subject and they think that they can explain the phenomenon. Scientists have analyzed this behavior through six studies, the findings suggest that the attraction has to do with water. “People are…

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What’s the connection between pain, peppers and life expectancy?

Blocking the body’s ability to feel pain increases lifetime and one of the ways to alleviate the pain is regular consumption of chilli, says a researcher. Recent experiments on mice had shown that blocking reception of pain signals to the brain leads to increased lifespan. Mice, after a genetic mutation, did not synthesized TRPV1 – a…

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Wireless brain-computer interface will allow us to move objects with the power of thought (VIDEO)

Interface developed by the researchers at Brown University, USA, is the first device of its kind – an implantable, rechargeable and able to wirelessly transmit information. After 13 months of successful experiments performed on monkeys and pigs, the device may soon be tested on humans. Constructed of titanium, the new interface does not require attachment…