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Guacamole cravings come at a cost

Britain You’ve heard of tennis elbow but now a leading British plastic surgeon has warned about the danger of “avocado hand,” even going so far as to suggest that the fruit should carry warning labels after a significant increase in the number of avocado-related knife...

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Undergraduate student fixes his teeth with a 3D printer

 New Jersey, USA A student from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Amos Dudley, straightened his teeth after creating a personal pair of plastic braces using a 3D printer and $60 worth of materials. The digital design major had worn braces when he attended middle...

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Let there be sight thanks to new retinal implant

ITALY Scientists who have created a retinal implant that has restored lost vision in rats are planning a clinical trial on humans later this year.The implant converts light into an electrical signal that then stimulates retinal neurons. The hope is that it could...

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New EVA bra can detect breast cancer

Mexico Julian Rios Cantu (18) has designed a bra with breast cancer detecting capabilities. The invention has garnered the young engineering student global attention, as well as the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Inspired after seeing his own...

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Undergraduate student fixes his teeth with a 3D printer

 New Jersey, USA A student from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Amos Dudley, straightened his teeth after creating a personal pair of plastic braces using a 3D printer and $60 worth of materials. The digital design major had worn braces when he attended middle...

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Marmite might be good for your brain

York, England It’s the spread that people either love or hate but now Marmite munchers may feel justified as their controversial condiment of choice might be good for their brains. Researchers based in the University of York have claimed that they have identified a...

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Scientists make strides in developing artificial life

INTERNATIONAL Scientists have successfully synthesised six out of 16 yeast chromosomes, making significant progress in the development of artificial life. This places them over one-third of the way to building custom-made yeast genomes. Over 200 scientists are...

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3D printed ovaries produce offspring

 Chicago, USA Continuing with the theme of 3D printing, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering has reported a remarkable feat; a functioning 3D printed ovary. After removing a female mouse’s ovary, they replaced it with...

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Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria An outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria has killed 489 people this year, according to recently released figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The country's Center for Disease Control reported 4,637 suspected cases of cerebrospinal meningitis....

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Japan tackle issue of 5 million dementia sufferers

Tokyo, Japan A city in Tokyo has engaged in the unique experiment of bar-coding its elderly, in a bid to cope with its growing numbers of elderly people with dementia. Over five million of Japan’s elderly are suffering with dementia. 10,000 dementia patients are...

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