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Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Detecting Concussion Risk – With a Mouth Guard

Mouth guards are a common sight in contact sports, such as football and hockey. The importance of this piece of equipment is fairly obvious – the Massachusetts Dental Society estimates that athletes who fail to wear mouth guards are sixty ...

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How Stem Cells Made Old Mice Young Again

How Stem Cells Made Old Mice Young Again

It’s hard not to be excited by the prospect of stem cell research. With their ability to develop into various tissue and organ cells, researchers believe that stem cells could one day be used to address serious health problems. Furthermore, ...

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A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients

A New Device for Sleep Apnea Patients

It is well known that Americans struggle with sleep – according to a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 percent of American workers get less than six hours of sleep per night. Of ...

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Could Stem Cells Prevent Muscle Loss?

Could Stem Cells Prevent Muscle Loss?

Even if you don’t much about them, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about “stem cells” at some point in the past. Stem cells play a major role in the body, and therefore get plenty of attention from medical researchers, ...

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Growing Human Muscle – With Pig Tissue

Growing Human Muscle – With Pig Tissue

Regardless of your level of physical activity, it’s a good bet that you’ll suffer at least a few physical injuries in your lifetime. Many of these bumps and bruises are relatively minor, and the body recovers fairly quickly. Unfortunately, this ...

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Bionic Eyes: A Promising New Technology

Bionic Eyes: A Promising New Technology

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, your body relies on its eyes during every waking second of the day. The eyes play such a key role in our daily lives that it’s hard to envision (pardon the ...

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Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Mount Everest?” The world’s tallest mountain? Blisteringly cold temperatures? Mountain climbers pushing their bodies to their physical limits? How about type 2 diabetes? While the first three answers ...

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