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The Cure for Cancer Has Been Found

The Cure for Cancer Has Been Found | Medical Field 42 | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a simple cure for cancer but pharmaceutical companies aren't producing it.
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Feeling Nervous About Surgery? Time To Rock Out.

Feeling Nervous About Surgery? Time To Rock Out. | Medical Field 42 | Scoop.it
Research confirms that playing and listening to music has clear benefits for both mental and physical health.
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Uniquely Conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista can see through each other's eyes

Uniquely Conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista can see through each other's eyes | Medical Field 42 | Scoop.it

Conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista has unique abilities to see through the other's eyes. Recent functional MRIs demonstrate that physical sensation can be a shared experience too: one can feel the touch of a hand on the other’s kneecap, identify a particular toe being tugged, laugh when her twin is being tickled. They also may share some motor function.

 

They are conjoined not just by flesh and bone. Their brains are zippered together by a neural bridge between the thalami, the sensory processing hubs of their brains. This bridge, which the girls can flitter across at will, has raised questions and inspired a sense of wonder among even the most seasoned specialists.

 

How does it work? What are its limits? What could it mean to our understanding of the ability of the brain to change and adapt? What does it mean in terms of how we understand the development of personality, empathy and consciousness?

 

Doug Cochrane, a neurosurgeon at B.C. Children’s Hospital, was part of a multi-disciplinary team assembled to attend the birth and followup care of the girls in 2006. He had never worked with a set of craniopagus twins; conjoined twins are extremely rare and those joined at the head are the rarest, with an occurrence rate estimated at one in 2.5 million births. Few survive.


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Researchers design steady-handed robot for brain surgery

Researchers design steady-handed robot for brain surgery | Medical Field 42 | Scoop.it
Neurosurgeons may one day get help in operating rooms from a robot with movements 10 times steadier than the human hand to perform delicate brain surgeries, the EU said Monday.

Articles about robotics: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=robotics

 


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Scientists 'Grow' Kidney in Lab

Scientists 'Grow' Kidney in Lab | Medical Field 42 | Scoop.it
In a breakthrough with the potential to save many thousands of lives, scientists have "grown" a kidney that produced urine both in the lab and after being transplanted into a rat. The new kidneys... Health News Summaries.
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