Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Scientists grow monkey arms in the lab

(CNN) In a U.S. laboratory, a monkey arm is stripped down as far as its individual cells. All that’s left behind is a bare, frail scaffold. But that’s not the … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumors. Researchers have long puzzled over why elephants rarely … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists grow mini-brains in petri dishes

(CNN) A Harvard medical pioneer calls it “astounding” — an “incredible achievement” and a “quantum leap forward” in the battle against cancer, autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. What’s going on? Scientists … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

First Human Head Transplant in 2017?

 Money is pouring in to pay for the world’s first head transplant, says the man who is ready to make history by becoming a human guinea pig. Valery Spiridonov has … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Large Hadron Collider discovers new sub-atomic particle, the pentaquark.

Psst. Wanna buy a pentaquark? Just ten years ago, they were called an experimental phantom. From 2005: “Physicists have come home empty-handed from a thorough hunting expedition for pentaquarks. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

S.African man with penis transplant to become father

A South African man who received the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father just months after undergoing surgery, his doctor said Friday. Urologist Andre van der … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is mounting evidence from researchers at leading research institutions about the benefits of meditation for brain health and function. One of the latest series of studies, from researchers at … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

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