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In a bioengineering breakthrough, four men paralysed from the chest down regained the ability to voluntarily move their legs and feet after an electrical device was implanted in their spines.
Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs. Below, the organisation Understanding Animal Research details some of these self-experimenters, who each took a risky step for their own reasons – bravery, desperation and hope.
As anticipation for the World Cup builds, health experts caution football fans to be careful of the sometimes fatal stresses that can come from watching the matches.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have asked three advanced biology laboratories to submit plans for producing the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, which ran out after it was given to a handful of medical workers who contracted the disease in West Africa, government and lab officials said on Friday.