NEURAL REPAIR : NEW HOPES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

In the past fifty years, medicine made impressive progress in the repair of nerves of the PNS. However, no achievement so far could restore damages in the CNS. Recent discoveries may change this scenario and shed new light on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and injuries in the spinal cord. Human Nervous System The human nervous system is composed of a Central Nervous System (CNS) and a Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The spinal cord and brain compose the CNS, whereas the PNS is basically consisting of nerves. Nerves are similar to an electrical wiring that transmits information between the brain…

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HOW TO LOSE POUNDS WITH FUN : EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS ONLINE

Busy and Improper lifestyle, improper food intake making people of all age groups to gain weight so frequently. After gaining weight it seems very difficult to get rid of it. Although it’s not a big task as people physiologically feel it. It’s not too hard to get in shape again. Proper technique and a positive mindset can make a big difference in a while. Most people get tense and feel it too hard to come back in shape. We all know that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Fit, slim and healthy body is a boon for every…

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INTELLIGENCE IN PLANTS

Do you remember the Scarecrow from the story Wizard of Oz? He was clever without a brain, and so are plants. Plants are modular organisms, capable of learning, remembering, and making decisions. In their own pace of life, plants take the most of their environment to make intelligent choices. A not-so-quiet life Historically, people used to see plants as passive automatons. The term ‘vegetative’ used to address humans with cerebral death is a vivid example of this mindset. Indeed, plants are sessile organisms. In their evolutionary path, they adopted survival strategies slower and more economical than those adopted by animals.…

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BEYOND REASON : THE INCREDIBLE SIXTH SENSE

Sixth sense, also known as a gut feeling or intuition is an ancestral ability we inherited from the first human beings. Although it is indeed a wonderful gift, there is no paranormal process behind it. Learn how to use your sixth sense to get the most out of it. One brain, two minds Humans have two different types of thinking: analytical and intuitive. The intuitive mind responds for the decision-making process beyond conscious awareness. It is fast and spontaneous and works based on pattern-recognition. It is also old and probably evolved in our ancestors as an alarm system for survival,…

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EYES : THOSE PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

Can we trust our eyes? Sometimes our vision plays tricks on us; we can either ‘see’ things that are not even there or not see something that is right before our eyes. Learn how this is possible. Playing hide-and-seek Sometimes we try to find something, look for it everywhere to finally find it at the very first spot we had checked. It happens often, doesn’t it? When there are more people with us, we can even blame them for hiding the object. ‘That could only be the work of that mischief friend’, we might think. If we are alone, things…

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Generating Electricity From Plants

Generating Electricity From Plants

The modern world claims for new sources of clean, renewable energy. The available bioenergy sources are not as green as they claimed to be. The current use of biomass usually produces some waste and competes with food crops for space. Scientists created a non-destructive technology that uses living plants, including food crops, for generating electricity from plants. Plant use in energy production over time Plants have the capacity to transform solar energy into chemical energy and store part of this energy in the form of sugars (carbohydrates). With the discovery of fire, the humankind found out how to use the…

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THIRD DENTITION IN HUMANS : FICTION OR REALITY ?

Third Dentition

A couple of years ago I was flipping through magazine as a short note on human third dentition caught my attention. On those no more than five lines lay the hope of tooth renewal. ‘Fantastic!’, I said to myself, ‘but it is too good to be true.’ So, I decided to investigate. Here I share some of my findings. The action of time Aging affects all living organisms. Nothing escapes from the action of time. Natural processes make flowers blossom, whereas others make them wither some time later. Natural processes affect teeth similarly. After teething, toddlers bear bright white pearl-like…

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