“this video, smuggled out of the city of Homs and into Lebanon with a rebel fighter, and obtained by TIME in April, is particularly shocking. In the video a man who is believed to be a rebel commander named Khalid al-Hamad, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, bends over the government soldier, knife in hand. He has sliced through the soldier’s fatigues and is working the knife [...]
Scientists have developed a technique to make brains transparent, enabling them to see vast networks of neurons and structures for a big picture view of the organ that’s mostly studied in slices.
In a report published today in the journal Nature, researchers at Stanford University described the method that replaced fats in the brain of mice with a gel that made the organ transparent. The scientists were able to make images of the [...]
March 25, 2013
A team of scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed the world’s smallest medical implant to monitor critical chemicals in the blood. The 14mm device measures up to five indicators, including proteins like troponin, that show if and when a heart attack has occurred. Using Bluetooth, the device can then transmit the data to a smartphone for tracking. The device can [...]
by Freedom Outpost, The Daily Sheeple:
It is time to speak plainly for the good citizens and patriots of this nation who believe unbendingly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Though foreign governments may disarm their subjects, we will not go down that road. We will not disarm and see our freedoms stripped away. The lessons of history are numerous, clear, and bloody. A disarmed population inevitably becomes an [...]
Saudi King, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, has been in a state of ‘clinical death’ for the past two days, according to a local Jordanian website, quoting a reporter from Asharq Alawsat.
The source is said to have claimed that medical staff in Saudi Arabia have confirmed that the King’s basic organs are no longer working.
According to the source associated with the Saudi-owned paper: ‘The fate of the king will be determined [...]
On the most basic level, inflammation is the way in which the body reacts to a disturbance, be it infection, irritation, or other injury. More specifically, however, the inflammatory response – which in addition to swelling can also include redness, warmth, and pain – occurs when blood, antibodies, and other immune system components rush to the scene of the crime to attempt to repair the damage.
In most areas of [...]
Nanotechnology is measured in billionths of a meter, encompassing all aspects of life from food to medicine, clothing, to space. Imagine hundreds of microcomputers on the width of a strand of hair programmed for specific tasks….in your body. Sound good?
Engineering at a molecular level may be a future corporations’ dream come true, however, nano-particles inside your body have few long-term studies especially when linked to health issues. Despite this new huge income-generating field there [...]
Los Angeles County officials are investigating what appeared to be a pair of lungs found on a sidewalk in unincorporated South Los Angeles.
A citizen called to report what she thought were the organs about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 13100 block of Avalon Boulevard, said Sgt. Robert Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet.
Dr. Paul Morrissey, an associate professor of surgery at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, wrote in The American Journal of Bioethics that the protocol known as donation after cardiac death — meaning death as a result of irreversible damage to the cardiovascular system — [...]
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Accidentally Released – and Incredibly Embarrassing – Documents Show How Goldman et al Engaged in ‘Naked Short Selling’
It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes God smiles on us. Last week, he smiled on investigative reporters everywhere, when the lawyers for Goldman, Sachs slipped on one whopper of a legal banana peel, inadvertently delivering some of the bank’s darker secrets into the hands of the public.
The lawyers for [...]
TAMPA (CBS Tampa) — Did Capt. Nemo ever see anything like this when he was “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”?
A mysterious creature was caught by underwater cameras recently during deep-sea drilling near the United Kingdom.
The camera catches the giant blob – which looks brown in color and appears to have scales — floating around, with organs and appendages sticking out, something rarely ever seen before.
Read more: http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/05/10/what-is-that-underwater-drilling-camera-catches-giant-sea-creature/
Published: Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
By: Margo D. Beller
Special to CNBC.com
Pimco co-founder Bill Gross told CNBC Tuesday he’s steering clear of Spain’s auction of two- and ten-year bonds Thursday because its” an artificially controlled market” that he doesn’t trust.
“It’s basically a function of the Spanish banks,” he told Squawk on the Street. “It doesn’t mean private investors such as Pimco wouldn’t buy Spanish bonds, but the bills to be offered [...]
Five people have been charged with intentional injury to a Chinese teenager who was so desperate to buy an iPad and iPhone that he sold his kidney for just over £2,000.
The accused, from southern China, include a surgeon who removed a kidney from a 17-year-old boy in return for around 220,000 yuan – just over £20,000.
Prosecutors in Chenzhou city, Hunan province, said one of the defendants received the money to [...]
A chronically ill schoolgirl has been given a new lease of life after both her mum and her dad each donated part of their lungs for a rare live transplant operation.
Tugce Basar, 15, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis which causes inflammation of the airways. The teenager had been hospitalised for nearly a year in Istanbul, Turkey, after both her lungs filled with mucus and stopped working properly.
Determined: Tugce Basar received part of a [...]
by Titus, CM
In recent years, Oriental medicine has been growing in popularity, forcing many in the Western medical community to sit up and take notice. Fifteen years ago, if you asked your primary care physician about acupuncture, he or she might have laughed you out of their office. Today, their responses have changed to something more accepting. While most readily admit they don’t understand this ancient practice, there is a growing [...]
While hardly surprising to anyone who actually paid attention over the past two months to events in Greece (instead of just reacting to headlines) where among those on strike were the very tax collectors tasked with “fixing the problem”, we now get a first glimpse of the sheer collapse in the Greek economy, which also confirms why Germany is now dying for Greece to pull its own Eurozone plug (predicated [...]
January 23, 2012
Refugees from sub-Saharan Africa are being kidnapped, tortured and ransomed for thousands of dollars in the Egyptian Sinai in what human rights activists say is the world’s forgotten hostage crisis. Over the past year, thousands of desperate migrants from Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia have been kidnapped by Bedouin tribesmen who are taking advantage of continuing instability in Egypt to ramp up their lucrative trade.
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Brains Of 40 Dead Children Removed, Kept In Jars In UK Hospitals : MyFoxDC.com
By The Sun
WIMBORNE, England – British mothers upset that their dead children’s brains were secretly removed and kept in jars said police are probing 40 cases in just one English county.
Horrified Lisa Burton, 40 — whose daughter Zoe was three when she died from epilepsy 15 years ago — said police visited her to break the [...]
(Mashable) Facebook is a place to catch up with friends, share articles and information, and now find kidneys.
According to Seattle news station KHOU, 36-year-old Dan Garrett recently received a new kidney after his wife put up a message on Facebook looking for a donor. Although the couple couldn’t find a match among friends and family, Facebook member Aly Carr, 26, offered up hers.
Acts of generosity like this have been popping up more [...]
Days after an Israeli court made a landmark ruling allowing the family of a deceased 17-year-old girl to harvest and freeze the eggs from her ovaries, the family has apparently bowed to domestic pressure to drop efforts to push ahead with the procedure.
The family of Chen Aida Ayish, who was gravely injured in a car crash 10 days ago, had appealed to the court to extract [...]
Mitch Hunter was severely disfigured by a car accident ten years ago.
BOSTON (CBS) – Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have given a soldier from Indiana a new face.
30-year-old Army Private Mitch Hunter of Indianapolis was left severely disfigured after saving a woman’s life during a car accident ten years ago. He pushed a live wire off her and suffered a severe shock. It left him with a severely scarred [...]
It seems like the expansion in the rest of the world is passing us by this time, making me a bit more bearish about our dig out of the recessionary hole. I suppose that’s because we are becoming more state run and our private sector is being consumed by the government. Already housing is state run (Fannie, Freddie, and Ginnie make up 98% of all loans). The new state run [...]