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Deceased South African actor found hanging from a tree

Pretoria North - Fifty-nine-year-old South African actor Nico Liebenberg was found dead Sunday, hanging from a tree close to his home in Pretoria North.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

How do nerves 'fire'?

Nerve cells recycle tiny bubbles or "vesicles" that send chemical nerve signals from one cell to the next, according to a new study. The process is much faster and different to previously thought.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Some gut bacteria can boost the immune system

A new Japanese study suggests that gut bacteria play a key role in the maturation of the immune system. Where the gut bacteria are not optimal, some people can be prone to certain diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

'The Holy Woman': Pensioner's 'mummified' remains found in closet

Borgo San Dalmazzo - The corpse of a 68-year-old tarot-reading woman has been found in the bedroom closet of a villa. The body was wrapped in bed sheets and was sitting upright in a chair, with her left hand resting on her knee and her right hand raised in blessing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Illustrating the human body with 'Microcartography'

Artist Sonja Bäumel has explored the human skin microbiome in her project 'Cartography of the Human Body'. To illustrate the diversity of the bacteria and fungi on the skin, she cultured isolates from her own body to create an innovative art project.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Gut-brain communication failure can trigger overeating

Repairing a faulty communication line between the gut and the brain could suppress the urge to overeat. This is the outcome of a study on mice and scientists think that a similar strategy could be used to treat compulsive eating in people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Second body found in Hudson River

New York - Authorities claim that the second body has been discovered and pulled from the Hudson River. They found the body near where a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man went missing after a boat crash near the Tappan Zee Bridge.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam

15-year-old creates a flashlight powered by body heat

Tenth grader Ann Makosinski, with her body heat-powered flashlight, has attained a position within the 15 finalists who will be going to the Google Campus in Mountain View California to compete for the grand prize of $50,000.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 5 comments

Wife buries husband in backyard

San Bernardino - The body of 63-year-old Thomas Winn was found buried under his own backyard. It turns out that Thomas's wife was not able to give him a proper burial due to their financial situation.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 2 comments

Robber calls cops after finding dead body in house he was robbing

A burglar in New Zealand broke into a home, but he ended up finding something that he did not intend to find, a body of a man hanging in the dark.
In the Media by Owen Weldon
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The human body uses Vitamin B to recognize bacterial infection

An Australian research team has discovered how specialised immune cells recognise products of vitamin B synthesis that...
Dec 17, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Queen B is Back! Beyonce Performs 4 nights at Atlantic City's Revel

There is no doubt that Beyonce is one hard worker! Just 5 months after giving birth to baby Blue Ivy, Beyonce took the...
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New technique for predicting heart attacks

Researchers have developed a new imaging method that could help to predict patients' risks of experiencing heart...
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The Delegitimization of Torture

Throughout human (and Western) history and well into the 19th century torture was considered in large swathes of the...
Feb 29, 2012 by Sam Vaknin

Bodily Effects of Torture and Abuse

There is one place in which one's privacy, intimacy, integrity and inviolability are guaranteed – one's body, a...
Jan 31, 2012 by Sam Vaknin
 

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