Muscle-Controlling Mini Brains Grown In The Lab For The First Time

Scientists have made an exciting breakthrough in the quest to better understand diseases like dementia, autism, and schizophrenia. For the first time, they’ve created lab-grown mini brains with a functional output, even showing that the little blobs of tissue can control muscle contractions. Mini brains, technically called cerebral organoids, are 3D tissues derived from human stem cells that organize themselves in such a way that they mimic a fetal brain. Studying these tiny structures can help scientists learn more about how our own brains work. The new research, published in Nature Neuroscience, was conducted by researchers at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. The team took back muscle and a 1-millimeter piece of spinal cord from a …

Demi Lovato Shares Inspiring Message On What Would Have Been Seven Years Of Sobriety – Perez Hilton

Demi Lovato is reflecting on her recovery process, months following her near fatal overdose over the summer. On Friday, the Sorry Not Sorry singer took to her Instagram Story to mark what would have been the anniversary of her being seven years sober. Taking a look back at her recovery journey, she penned: “Today I would’ve been 7 years sober. I don’t regret going out because I needed to make those mistakes but I must never forget that’s exactly what they were: mistakes.” The starlet continued in her series of posts: “Grateful that AA/NA never shuts the door on you no matter how many times you have to start your time over. I didn’t lose 6 years, I’ll always have …

Someone Makes Fun Of Anti-Vaxx Mom Whose 7 Kids Got Sick, Gets Reminded She Abandoned The Movement

rawstory.com told CBC News that all of her children, aged 10 and under, started showing symptoms of whooping cough, and they have been advised to take antibiotics and stay inside their home for five days. Her first three children were partially vaccinated, but she decided to stop giving them shots after the fourth one was born because she was suspicious of the medical community. “I just got scared,” she said. “I got spooked. I thought, ‘There’s a lot of smoke, there must be fire.’ We stopped vaccinating.” Later, Hills started using her family’s experience in attempts to inform other households as well. But as she shared her story, some internet trolls started making memes, targeting Tara. Luckily, others rallied to …

The Jacksons Concert Goes On As Planned In Brazil, Even After Paris’ Reported Health Scare – Perez Hilton

The show must go on, apparently. The Jacksons put on a show as scheduled Saturday night in Brazil, as you can see (above), choosing to perform for those who have stayed their fans in the wake of the Leaving Neverland fall-out. And more notably for last night itself, the show continued on According to reports from the ground in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the family troupe hit the stage at Espaco Das Americas to a “packed audience” with Tito, Marlon, Randy, and Jackie on stage — Jermaine, who’s battling illness right now, was one family member notably missing from the event. The group sang all the staples of the old Jackson 5, including I Want You Back, ABC, Dancing Machine, and The Love You Save — all notable songs that unabashedly feature Michael Jackson, …

1 million pounds of pork seized at U.S. border amid deadly Chinese outbreak

“Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection Field Operations, told NJ.com. RUSSIAN WOMAN FOUND DEAD, EATEN IN PIG PEN: REPORT Miller said it would cause nearly $10 billion worth of damage to the U.S. pork industry within one year. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the outbreak in China has already spread to Vietnam, where 79 outbreaks have been confirmed. “Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection …

Theres A New Viral Challenge Sweeping The Planet And For Once This Is A Good Thing

There’s a new viral challenge sweeping across social media and for once it’s not making us shake our heads in despair. This is one we can definitely get on board with. People across Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and Facebook have been posing with a bunch of garbage bags, and no, this isn’t a case of Mugatu’s fashion line Derelicte at last filtering down onto the high street, it’s the #Trashtag Challenge. This new challenge, aimed at “bored teens”, but being picked up by people of all ages, inspires people to get outside, pick a place covered in litter, and do their bit to help clean up the planet. People around the world have been sharing before and after photos of their …

Here Are 30 Photos Of Objects Cut In Half That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things

If you were one of those hands-on children, who would cut in half their new toys just to see what’s inside – this list is for you. Bored Panda already did a #2 Cut banana tree trunks Interestingly, the banana tree is not even a tree per se as the stem does not contain true woody tissue. It is actually a big herbaceous plant with leaves rolled up one over another. The tender core of the banana stems (the so-called banana tree trunk) is widely used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines and the local people there consider the trunk to be a nutritious vegetable. #4 Adding machine An essential part of almost every office up until the 1970s, an …

Kat Von D Addresses The Nazi & Anti-Vax Rumors In New Video – But Twitter Isn’t Thrilled With Her Response! – Perez Hilton

Kat Von D is sick and tired of her and her family being called Nazis, so she’s clearing the air! In a YouTube video that went live on Thursday, the tattoo artist announced she wanted to address claims that she’s anti-Semitic and an anti-vaxxer. For those who have been following Kat’s career, you’ll know that these rumors have been following her around, with word of her being a Adding that the network offered her own spin-off — LA Ink — after she quit the original show over the “hazing,” the 37-year-old continued how “paranoid” the unnamed cast member became: “He thought he could cancel my show by going to the network and showing this 8 x 10 with a forged anti-Semitic message …

McDonald’s urged to drop Monopoly game

But McDonald’s argued that people can take part by buying some of the healthier foods on their menu – and that they no longer get extra chances to compete by buying larger items. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDonald’s said it was continuing to review its menu Type 2 diabetes affects one in 16 adults in the UK and causes the level of glucose in the blood to become too high. It is strongly linked to diet and lifestyle. It is the more common form of diabetes, with nine out of 10 people with diabetes in the UK having type 2. Type 1, on the other hand, is an autoimmune condition and is not associated with being overweight or …

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

Since the Democratic-controlled House approved the measure last month, the Senate vote would force Trump to use a veto to protect his presidential campaign’s “Build the Wall” mantra over objections from his own party. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Senate passage of the resolution was all but ordained Wednesday after the collapse of efforts by the White House and GOP senators to reach compromise on separate legislation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, limiting presidents’ powers to declare emergencies in the future. Republican lawmakers had hoped a deal on that …

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

Mountainside, New Jersey (CNN)When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. To avoid that fate for her kids, each month Crosby takes her family to Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, where they learn how to deal with their grief with other children who have lost a parent, brother or sister. “It’s really nice to have people listen to you who actually understand what you’re going through,” said Crosby, who has been going to Imagine for a year and a half. “It’s huge to have that support system.” Mary Robinson founded the nonprofit in 2011 to create what she didn’t have after her father died from cancer when she was 14. …

Louis Tomlinson’s Little Sister Flicit Dead At 18 – Perez Hilton

This is so shocking and heartbreaking! Louis Tomlinson has been hit with family tragedy yet again. His little sister Félicité Tomlinson has passed away at the unthinkably premature age of 18. The young model and fashion designer was This truly is out of nowhere. By all accounts Fizzy was a perfectly healthy young woman; in fact, she had just announced in January she’d quit smoking and drinking. The only health problem the teen was known to suffer from was sciatica, which is not known to cause heart problems. (There are cases in which peripheral vascular disease is mistaken for spinal issues due to overlapping symptoms of leg pain. But cases of PAD in people under 25 years old is very rare.) Louis …

Grandchild Shares Epic List Of All The Crazy Animals Their Grandpa Brought Home To His Wife During 67 Years Of Marriage

Katie Cook (not the actual photo) Tumblr user gallusrostromegalus, a 28-year-old author, shared a list of the animals their grandpa had brought home over the course of his 67-year marriage, and while the list tells one wild story, it’s still an incomplete list of all the critters they hosted. “The marriage only ended because their time on earth did. He never kept an animal Grandma wouldn’t allow and if anything she was worse about it. She was the one who brought home a tarantula.” People in the comments agreed his grandpa was a one-of-a-kind animal lover Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ; This …

George Conway Urges Serious Inquiry Into Trumps Mental Health After New Lie

Conway, a persistent Trump critic despite his wife’s position in the administration, slammed the president’s “ “Even his donors and supporters wonder, Conway’s first tweet linked to a clip in which Trump suggested that District Judge Amy Berman Jackson found “no collusion” in “I can only tell you one thing: no collusion” multiple times.  “The ‘no collusion’ mantra is simply a non sequitur,” she said, adding that “the investigation is still ongoing.” whom he incorrectly referred to as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting last week. but that the “Cook” was so fast no one heard it.  he skipped the word just to save time.  to save **a third of a second**” “Whether or not impeachment is in order, a …

Young Americans Today Are More Depressed, Prone To Suicide Than Generations Before Them

More young Americans are experiencing serious psychological distress, major depression, and suicidal thoughts or tendencies in the last decade than older generations, according to research published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Increases in psychological stress are in part due to increased use of electronic communication and digital media as it changes how we interact with those around us, further affecting mood disorders. Social media and its effects have a much bigger impact on teens than previous generations who have lived beyond the confines of the digital age. The researchers also reported that teens are not sleeping as much as previous generations because they tend to be late-night screen addicts, which not only keeps them up later but also has …

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy

Following months of fiery debate – and measles outbreaks – a new law banning unvaccinated children from Italy’s classrooms has come into effect. Under the “Lorenzin law,” parents had until March 10, 2019, to provide documentation showing their child had been inoculated with a number of vaccinations, as reported by RAI News, Italy’s national public broadcaster.  If a child under age 6 has not been vaccinated, they will not able to attend kindergartens or schools. If they’re between ages 7 to 16, their parents will face a fine. The mandatory vaccinations include chickenpox, polio, mumps, rubella, and – perhaps most crucially at this time – measles. “No vaccine, no school,” Giulia Grillo, Italy’s Minister of Health, told La Repubblica. “By now, everyone has had …