10 Things To Keep In Mind On Your First Trip To Low Earth Orbit

The future of civilian space travel in low Earth orbit (or "LEO," for those in-the-know) is looking brighter by the day, but what will life be like when you're soaring hundreds of miles above Earth's surface? How will you eat, how will you sleep, and how will you go to the bathroom? We've got a preview of ten things… » 12/05/11 10:25am 12/05/11 10:25am

Your synthetic spine is (almost) ready

For people who suffer chronic back pain from degenerated or diseased spinal discs, there are few options. Surgeons can implant a plastic or metal spinal disc to replace your damaged one. But metal and plastic prosthetics can only do so much; surgeries are costly and recovery times are long. » 8/01/11 5:01pm 8/01/11 5:01pm

Monkey recovers from spinal injury with use of stem cells

Researchers in Japan are celebrating a step forward in treating spinal injuries. A monkey whose spinal cord was severed at the neck has partially recovered with the use of stem cells. » 12/12/10 10:00am 12/12/10 10:00am

Sodium ions could one day let you grow a new hand

A new cocktail that allows sodium ions to pour into cells makes tadpoles grow new tails. A similar one could be used to regenerate human spinal cords and lost limbs. » 9/29/10 12:43pm 9/29/10 12:43pm

Regrow Nerves in Your Spine

Getting your spine crushed doesn't have to mean paralysis. In fact, there is new evidence that nerves in the spine can regrow and be rerouted around damaged areas to connect with the brain. According to Discovery News . . . » 1/08/08 11:42am 1/08/08 11:42am

Mice who suffered damage to their spines, in the experiments, regrew some nerves and…