Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Mind/Brain: Withdrawal makes quitting harder

Dan Mager, MSW writes:   A common misconception shared by many people, including those with addiction, their loved ones and friends, and even some medical and behavioral health professionals, is that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Genetically engineered virus ‘cures’ patients of skin cancer

 … A genetically engineered virus has ‘cured’ patients of cancer for the first time in a breakthrough which raises hopes of an end to chemotherapy. In a worldwide study which … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

… Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real, living grey matter. The researchers took this striking … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Woman sees dragon faces

A 52-year-old woman whose rare condition was reported in The Lancet suffered from hallucinations that caused her to see human faces as dragons. “She could perceive and recognize actual faces, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teleportation of consciousness rediscovered

Chew on this for a few years… Recent experiments by researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to rather easily trick the mind’s sense of self into leaving … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists turn dangerous cancer cells into harmless potentially cancer fighting immune cells

After a chance observation in the lab, … researchers found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages. The findings are … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Chemistry of Love

How are you doing in the LOVE department? Are you IN love? Breaking up? Sad and lonely? Angry at the world? Have you never been in love?  Not sure? Here’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 4 Comments
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