STUDY: Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment Restores Sight in Patients With ‘Wet’ Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A team of medical doctors in the United Kingdom have successfully restored sight to two elderly people suffering from age-related macular degeneration using stem cells.

Fake Paper Inspired by ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Episode 32, ‘Threshold’ Gets Accepted by Scientific Journal

A biologist tested whether so-called predatory journals, which charge researchers to publish their work without much real review, would really accept anything. Turns out, some will. His “experiment” on what happens to the body at “warp 10 speed” was based on a Star Trek: Voyager episode, but four journals accepted it, and one published.

Details of the Secret Senate Health Care Bill Have Leaked

After keeping the Senate healthcare bill secret even from Republican Senators in the so-called health care working group, Senator Mitch McConnell promised to release a discussion draft of the bill Thursday morning ahead of a potential vote next week. But by Wednesday evening details of the bill had leaked. According to The Washington Post, much like the American … Continued

Star Trek’s Tricorder A 21st Century Reality

Final Frontier Medical Devices won the Tricorder race by creating a lightweight, non-invasive, handheld device that can identify 13 health conditions less than a day with no additional help from medical professionals.

The Largest Structure in Universe Discovered: One Ring to Rule Them All

SECOND NEXUS DIGEST: Royal Astronomical Society, Mother Nature Network, Discovery According to the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of American and Hungarian astronomers have found what appears to be a ring of nine galaxies that is five billion light years across. This pattern of galaxies would be a nearly impossible chance phenomenon, the odds being … Continued

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