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Scientists have built artificial neurons that fully mimic human brain cells - ScienceAlert

So I kind of lied. I love nerdy stuff, too. And this is the beginning of a beautiful breakthrough. It has implications for health, quality of life, and the author even thinks it could lead to artificial improvements to our brain power. 19 more words


The Man That Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks

This is one of those books that allured me into Neuroscience. It’s very rare you get a great scientist, doctor, and engaging writer all in one. 306 more words


FL - Deputies report missing Manatee woman, 18, last seen leaving Salvation Army with older man | Breaking News Blog | Bradenton Herald

MANATEE — An 18-year-old Bradenton woman is missing, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

At 1:52 p.m. Friday, Aurora Adams left her residence in the 200 block of 34th Avenue Drive East on foot, according to the report. 36 more words


Stem cell stories that caught our eye: Parkinson’s in a dish, synthetic blood, tracking Huntington’s and cloning

Here are some stem cell stories that caught our eye this past week. Some are groundbreaking science, others are of personal interest to us, and still others are just fun. 716 more words

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Little Cracks in the Heart

Every parent of a special needs child has their own unique and challenging journey and the journey ahead is unknown for all. There are commonalities as well; we all want what is best for our child,and we want to find strategies that work for the child and family dynamic. 671 more words

Genetically cursed?

Why do I say I’m genetically cursed, easy because I’ve inherited some random diseases and normally don’t get sick with the normal stuff. Let’s begin with my blood, I was born with thalassemia, which according to Medline Plus is “is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin.” it’s not a bad thing and doesn’t have any severe consequences you just need to take folic acid until you die and you can’t donate, not as bad as it could be. 1,513 more words


A life of fortunate and unfortunate events...

My name is Melissa, I’m 29 years old and on June 10th, 2015 my life was turned upside down and my world took an unexpected and unwanted turn. 794 more words