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+ - Paralyzed Man Regains Hand Function after Breakthrough Nerve Rewiring Procedure->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A 71-year-old man who became paralyzed from the waist down and lost all use of both hands in a 2008 car accident has regained motor function in his fingers after doctors rewired his nerves to bypass the damaged ones in a pioneering surgical procedure, according to a case study published on Tuesday."
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+ - MIT Study: Prolonged Low-level Radiation Damage Heals->

Submitted by JSBiff
JSBiff (87824) writes "A new study from MIT scientists suggests that the guidelines governments use to determine when to evacuate people following a nuclear accident may be too conservative.

The study, led by Bevin Engelward and Jacquelyn Yanch and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found that when mice were exposed to radiation doses about 400 times greater than background levels for five weeks, no DNA damage could be detected."

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