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Ever Wished You Could Have An Extra Pair Of Hands? Now You Can - Through The Power Of Robotics!

Wouldn't it be awesome to have an extra pair of hands? Just think about how much more you could get done - and how much easier it'd be to perform tasks like moving and construction. Two experts from MIT were thinking just that when they developed SRL - the Supernumerary Robotic Limbs.

Study Ties Entitlement Beliefs To Sexism In Both Men And Women

You may be surprised to know that the prevalence of sexism is greater among the millenial generation than it is or was in the baby boomer generation. Because of the resurgence of male gender superiority as a more prevalent attitude among men and women, social scientists have been examining the trend of late, trying to ascertain why and where these attitudes come from.  A study published in the journal Sex Roles examines the role that the feeling of 'entitlement' plays.

Researchers Develop Predictive Test For Breast Cancer Metastasis

Most deaths from breast cancer occur because the cancer spreads, or metastasizes, to one or more vital organs.  The medical quest, therefore, has been to find the best predictor(s) of metastasis, so that appropriate intervention can occur before metastasis takes place or, at the very least, early in the process. Having determined the set of cellular circumstances that lead to the spread of breast cancer, researchers at the Einstein Cancer Center and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, developed a test to search for these factors.

Can A Vibrating Pill Cure Your Constipation?

Introducing the Vibrating Capsule: a pill with an engine inside that;s programmed to vibrate 6-8 hours after it's ingested to cure chronic constipation. No more gas, cramping and diarrhea for the 15% of US population who take laxatives. Soon it will be cool to be constipated.

First Warning Systems: Bra Detects Breast Cancer In Its Early Stages

Many women have a love hate relationship with their bras - they hate how they look and feel without one, but love when they're able to take it off (ladies, you know it's true)! But that could all change with new smart lingerie that will be entering the market, because lifesaving makes feelings of love or hate seem inconsequential.

Live And In Color, McGill Neuroscientists Prove Famous Hebbian Theory Is Correct

In 1949, Donald Olding Hebb, a psychologist at McGill University proposed this theory: "Cells that fire together, wire together. Cells that fire out of sink, lose their link."  Sixty-five years later, neuroscientists from the same university, along with those from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, have finally seen the Hebbian Theory in real time, in real living creatures, in action, and in color.

Mental Illness Worse For Longevity Than Smoking

If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, your average life span is 8 to 10 years less than the person who never smoked.  That's a lot of years.  But data from 20 different studies involving more than 1.7 million people show researchers from Oxford University that people with mental illnesses die, on average, even earlier than those who are regular or heavy smokers.....

Want This New Invention? The Wello Water Wheel

There are people who out there who will tell you not to reinvent the wheel. However, sometimes the wheel needs to be reinvented -- with a different purpose and to help those who don't have access to the same wheel as the rest of us do. The Wello Water Wheel is a new take on the wheel and it is out the change the world -- the Third World, that is.

Red Wine: It May Stain Your Teeth But It Fights Cavities

What a glass or two of red wine can do to your pearly whites!  But never you mind.  A new study published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry has revealed that red wine is not only healthy for your heart, but for your teeth. It fights cavities! 

Hope For Successful Alzheimer's Drug Comes After Compound Reverses The Disease In Mouse Models

Researchers at Saint Louis University have successfully reduced the symptoms of Alzheimer's in mice genetically engineered to have Alzheimer's disease (AD).  The specific molecular compound that was used in the study, antisense oligonucleotide (OL-1), attacked the most widely-studied cause of AD, the accumulation of amyloid beta protein in the brain.