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Method devised for wirelessly powering, controlling devices inside body

Method devised for wirelessly powering, controlling devices inside body

Health
June 4 (UPI) -- A prototype device about the size of a grain of rice -- that can receive power and communicate wirelessly from inside the body -- for drug delivery, disease treatment or just health monitoring has been developed by researchers. MIT researchers and scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have developed the tiny implants -- they expect they can be made even smaller than a grain of rice -- that are powered by radio frequency waves and can safely pass through human tissues. The research on development of the devices will be presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Data Communication conference Aug. 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary. "Even though these tiny implantable devices have no batteries, we can now communicate with them fro...
Meghan Markle lookalike melts internet with sizzling body reveals

Meghan Markle lookalike melts internet with sizzling body reveals

Entertainment
Instagram MEGHAN MARKLE LOOKALIKE: Hanna Weig's instagram is a hit thanks to her resemblance to the royal The nation united on Saturday, May 19, as former Suits actress Meghan Markle, 36, walked down the aisle to wed Prince Harry, 33.As long-time fans of the starlet will know all too well, the newly-appointed Duchess of Sussex shut down her Instagram page shortly after her royal engagement was announced.But while Meghan may no longer be active on the social media site, her lookalike is very much causing a stir.German-born Instagram sensation Hanna Weig shares a striking resemblance to the former TV actress. Getty SEEING DOUBLE? Hanna has been likened to new roya...
Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Entertainment
A body found at a marina on the banks of the Firth of Forth has been confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.The discovery was made at Port Edgar, between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing, at about 20:30 on Thursday.Mr Hutchison, 36, went missing in the early hours of Wednesday morning.His family said there had been recent concerns about his mental health, and they were "devastated" by his death.Mr Hutchison had spoken openly about his battle with depression over the years, with elder brother Neil saying he had done so "in an attempt to help other people with similar conditions".'Articulate and charismatic'In a statement released on Friday, the family said Mr Hutchison "wore his heart on his sleeve, and that was evident...
Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body

Ethics debate as pig brains kept alive without a body

Science
Researchers at Yale University have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs, and kept the organs alive for several hours. Their aim is to develop a way of studying intact human brains in the lab for medical research.Although there is no evidence that the animals were aware, there is concern that some degree of consciousness might have remained.Details of the study were presented at a brain science ethics meeting held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda in Maryland on 28 March.The research has also been reported on this week in the MIT Technology Review.The work, by Prof Nenad Sestan of Yale University, was discussed as part of an NIH investigation of ethical issues arising from neuroscience research in the US. Prof Sestan explained that he and his team exp...
More than half your body is not human

More than half your body is not human

Health
More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.The field is even asking questions of what it means to be "human" and is leading to new innovative treatments as a result. "They are essential to your health," says Prof Ruth Ley, the director of the department of microbiome science at the Max Planck Institute, "your body isn't just you".No matter how well you wash, nearly every nook and cranny of your body is covered in microscopic creatures.This includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea (organisms originally misclassified as bacteria). The grea...