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When mice lack one protein, myostatin, and have overproduction of a second protein, follistatin, new research shows that the animals can increase their muscle fiber size by 117 percent. The discovery could be useful for treating patients with muscular dystrophy.
In the not-too-distant-future, you'll be able to have your sagging breasts lifted on your lunch hour! Well, just about.... An Israeli company, MIM (Minimally Invasive Mastopexy) has developed a two-hole breast lift procedure to insert what amounts to a permanent push-up bra under your breasts. How clever and how considerate!
From Japan, the land that gave us living sushi, octopus balls and horsemeat ice cream comes a new taste sensation - of nausea! Crispy Wasp Rice Crackers made with real Digger Wasps... kinda like Honeycomb cereal with actual bees! read more »
Scientists have discovered a way to heal punctured lungs without the need for difficult invasive surgeries. Using a beam of ultrasound, doctors may be able to pinpoint the torn location, focus the hot rays, and cause blood cells to seal the wound. read more »
"Nanotechnology"--the very word sounds complicated to your average human being. But a 63-year-old leukemia patient from Florida who never earned a college degree recently designed a method using nanotechnology that may make chemotherapy an archaic treatment of the past. read more »
A first-aid device called the "tongue sucker" recently won first place in the prestigious INDEX award contest. The tongue sucker is used to easily open the airways in the throat of an unconscious person, allowing air to enter the lungs before paramedics arrive.
Yoga is a system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Yoga's stated purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With yoga, it is said that we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives. (specialyoga.com )
Does yoga really offer all that or is it just the newest fad? read more »
The "Stork's Cradle", an insulated drop box for babies in Japan's southern city of Kumamoto, has already saved 6 newborn babies from an uncertain fate. read more »
Cutting-edge virtual reality has demonstrated that a "multi-sensory" conflict is the underlying mechanism of out-of-body experiences. With this understanding, researchers have succeeded in "tricking" subjects into thinking they are separate from their bodies. read more »