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Health 09 Apr 2014 | 6:20 PM

From paralysis to movement: Spinal implant trials give hope to paraplegics

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.

Lifestyle 06 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Helping the gifted

Ways to get gifted children to reach their full potential.

Lifestyle 03 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Gift of hope and mobility

Limbs for Life Prostheses Centre is an initiative to help poor amputees who cannot afford an artificial limb.

Lifestyle 15 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Human guinea pigs

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.

Health 05 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Malaysian Medical Council

THE Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) exercises disciplinary jurisdiction over all registered doctors. Complaints and information received by the MMC are investigated and disciplinary inquiries will be held if there is evidence to substantiate the allegations.

Lifestyle 02 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Stick it - with gecko 'glue'

On film: The idea behind Geckskin, a reusable adhesive.

Health 01 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

'World Cup can kill you': Health experts caution fans to keep calm, eat healthy

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.

World 18 Oct 2014 | 4:40 AM

Exclusive - U.S. requests production plans for Ebola drug ZMapp

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.

Nation 11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice leads Kelantan honours list

KOTA BARU: Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria headed the list of 630 award recipients at the investiture ceremony held in conjunction with the Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V’s 45th birthday.

Education 09 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Investing in science

THIS year, only 518 places to study medicine were offered by local public universities although over 1,163 STPM/ Matriculation/ foundation students with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 had applied.