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Swiss scientists enable paralyzed monkeys to walk again

Swiss scientists enable paralyzed monkeys to walk again

Making a major breakthrough in fighting spinal cord injuries, a team of Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a wireless device can be used to allow paralyzed monkeys to walk again.

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology outfitted paralyzed monkeys with set of wireless brain and spinal cord implants capable of generating pulses that move the primates’ legs.

Smoking still accounts for 3 in every 10 cancer deaths in U.S.

Smoking still accounts for 3 in every 10 cancer deaths in U.S.

The number of cigarette smokers in the U.S. has tumbled to new lows but the habit still accounts for 3 out of every 10 cancer deaths, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) said in its latest report.

Biologists discover why seabirds eat floating plastic

Biologists discover why seabirds eat floating plastic

Sea animals and birds mistake floating plastic as food and eat it up because it actually smells like food, a new study by UC Davis researchers suggested.

Millions of tones of plastic waste end up in seas and oceans, where hungry seabirds, turtles and other marine creatures eat it. Until now, biologists were not sure why sea animals and birds eat plastic while it doesn't taste good. Now, the new study claims to have discovered the chemical clue to why these creatures eat plastic.

Researchers find new way to put AIDS virus into remission

Researchers find new way to put AIDS virus into remission

American researchers have finally found a way to put the deadly AIDS virus into remission, raising a hope that HIV patients will be able to live for many more years without expensive medication.

The so-called “functional cure” is not a cure per se, but the researchers claimed that it could be of great help to HIV/AIDS patients.

Mitochondria’s failure to supply energy to brain cells may be source of Alzheimer’s

Mitochondria’s failure to supply energy to brain cells may be source of Alzheimer’s

Power outage in the brain that prevents mitochondria from acting as energy centers for cells may be the source of the pitiless progressive disease of Alzheimer’s, a new research suggested.

A team of researchers led by Diego Mastroeni and Paul Coleman of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) examined the role of mitochondria in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tesco slashes sugar content in products like Tesco Cola

Tesco slashes sugar content in products like Tesco Cola

As part of an ongoing drive to meet official recommendations on nutrition to fight back the growing health issue of obesity, supermarket giant Tesco has slashed the sugar content in its products like Tesco Cola by 50 per cent.

In the final step of the change that started 5 years ago, Tesco slashed sugar levels to below 5g per 100ml in more than four dozen products.

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