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Tooth Regeneration May Be Possible for Cavities!

Scientists have verified that a gel or thin film that contains a peptide known as MSH, or melanocyte-stimulating hormone, may be used to regenerate tooth and used for growing back your tooth where cavities once lay.

This is great news for all of you who hate going to the Dentist, it might actually be a fun experience once again!

The gel or thin film contains a peptide known as MSH, or melanocyte-stimulating hormone. Previous experiments, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that MSH encourages bone regeneration.

Bone and teeth are fair

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5 Cups of Coffee Protects you from Alzheimer’s Disease!

My grandmother has the dreaded Alzheimer’s Disease, she doesn’t even remember me anymore.

But the good news if that scientists have figured out that coffee is good for your brain. In fact, drinking 5 cups of coffee protects you from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Well, I drink about 4 cups a day, I guess I will have to get a bit more jittery.

They’ve found that adding caffeinated water to rodents’ diet results in big improvements. The mice perform better on short-term memory and thinking tests. But only if they get enough caffeine.

“The human e

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Student Invents a DIY Wiimote Wheelchair Control System!

Take a look at this awesome device that a student invented, a wiimote-controlled wheelchair control system where you can use your head to control the wheelchair.  The best part is when the user’s head comes all the way down, it activated its emergency brake system.

Neat idea that could change how wheelchairs are built for the next decade.

See video over at Engadget.

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Oxyfit – Portable Oxygen Generator!

Oxyfit is a portable oxygen generator from Japan that uses no oxygen tanks but uses “advanced electronic oxygen generation”, meaning this could be the ultimate oxygen generator ever! Now, I wonder if they will make one that can be used underwater, that’d be something. Can you imagine diving 300 feet into the ocean without a big, heavy oxygen tank?

Future is here!

But it’s going to cost you

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Medicine DIY – How to Make Homemade Cough Drops!

I probably won’t ever make my own homemade cough drops but there’s a slight chance that when I am sick every drug store in town is closed.  Well, for that, I will have to bookmark this great DIY on how to make homemade cough drops.  Even better, mix with some homemade ingredients for special effects.  Haha.

Making hard candy requires sugar (or a lot of crazy chemical sugar substitutes), and flavor.   That’s about it.  So why not take some of the yummy herbal blend teas I so love and stock up for times of sickness like these, and lozenge-ify those?  A

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Rhythm Touch – Best Portable Electric Massager Review!

During the last 3 days, I have been walking all day long at the CES 2010 floor.  Yesterday, I spotted these Rhythm Touch booth where they offer free demo of their electric portable massagers.  My shoulders were hurting badly from carrying my DSLR, 10 pound tripod, and a 13.3″ laptop so I decided why not give it a try?

As you can see in the above screenshot, these portable massagers don’t look like they can do much to help your back but believe me, these small devices are probably more powerful than big massaging chairs on the market.

These portable massa

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Breaking Medical News – Scientists Restore a Blind Eye with Stem Cells!

Here’s a breaking medical news where scientists have restored a man’s blind eye with stem cells.   Perhaps one day, every blind person in the world don’t have to be blind no more.  Amazing.

Eye surgeons at the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI), has almost completely restored the vision of Russell Turnbull who was blinded in one eye by a chemical attack.

The attack, which badly burned and scarred Russell (38) as he intervened to stop a fight, left him with permanent blurred sight and pain whenever he blinked.

Now, however, his sight has

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New Contact Lense Technology for People with Diabetes!

Scientists over at the University of Western Ontario is in the process of developing new contact lenses that could help people with diabetes determine their sugar levels by watching themselves in the mirror and see the change of eyeball color.

I think this definitely is something that would help people with diabetes a lot as they won’t have to carry around a tester kit with them everywhere.  Plus, this might be even better if the new contac

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Guest Post – How to Treat Lymphedema!

Finding the Right Treatment For Lymphedema

A patient diagnosed with lymphedema is usually overwhelmed and may not be in a position to find the appropriate treatment for lymphedema. It is a stressful situation, and finding quality treatment that is suitable to the individual needs might be difficult. However, there are many resources available to help you locate the best treatment to manage this condition.

The therapy is the combination of manual lymph drainage (MLD), bandaging, skin care and exercise. Use of compression garments is also essential to maintain the reduced swellings aft

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[How Do They] Make Flu H1N1 Vaccines?

You probably want to learn how they make flu, H1N1, or any vaccines.  In general, vaccines are made by incubating the virus itself into chicken eggs, then purifying the virus. (see this chart for reference)

As for H1N1, here’s a descriptive process of how the H1N1 vaccine is made:

First, “reverse genetics”, where scientists take the H and the N surface proteins from the H1N1 virus and mix them with a laboratory virus known as PR8.

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