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Friday, October 24, 2014 Permalink

Science Friday: Nerve Transplant, Neanderthals-Humans, Innovators, BPA, SciClub, Seawater

BBC Panorama photo

Darek Fidyka was paralyzed in 2010 from the chest down. He now can walk using a frame thanks to treatment using olfactory ensheathing cells.

BBC Panorama photo

Nerve Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man to Move Legs Again

The pioneering treatment uses cells from the nasal cavity and strips of nerve from the ankle to repair a spinal injury.


Fossil Find Pushes Back Neanderthal-Human Mixing

Researchers say a leg bone discovered in a Siberian river bank belongs to a man who lived some 45,000 years ago.

Meet ‘The Innovators’ Who Made the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators shows how the digital revolution was a team effort.

Hand Sanitizer May Increase BPA Absorption

Hand sanitizer and similar products could increase the amount of BPA absorbed by the skin.

You Observed...Everything

The Science Club meets to discuss your observations of the world around you, from spider habitats to lunar eclipses.

Making a Meal From a Mouthful of Seawater

A manta ray can filter 240 gallons of seawater per minute.