Doctors Place Humans in True Suspended Animation for First Time

New Scientist reports that doctors have used therapeutic suspended animation for the first time as part of a carefully designed human trial. The procedure, called Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR), is a way to try to save the lives of people with severe traumatic injuries like gunshot damage—patients who have lost the majority of their blood and gone into cardiac […]

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All The Most-Googled New Mom Questions, Answered In One Place

Google is a repository of our most burning questions, from “What are brunch spots near me” to “Should I have a baby?” And while most of our search engine queries are closer to meal planning than life-changing decisions, the answers we do find their shape our lives in very real ways, little and big. A time you might find the questions […]

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Keeping bone in its place

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of bone within soft tissue such as muscle, leading to pain and potentially the inability to use a limb. Once thought to be primarily a genetic disease, the cause of most trauma-induced HO is unknown. Reporting this month in the journal Calcified Tissue International, Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, Ph.D., and colleagues led by Stephanie Moore-Lotridge, […]

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Became known, an unexpected benefit from appendectomy

The researchers found that the appendicitis — vermiform Appendix of the cecum — significantly reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The findings of the study appeared in an article for the journal Science Translational Medicine. As it turned out, the Appendix contains a protein alpha-synuclein, which can cause in the brain of Parkinson’s disease. After studying the data for the […]

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