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  • Stem cell patient ACCIDENTALLY grows a NOSE on her back eight years after surgeons injected tissue

    07/10/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:55 EST, 9 July 2014 | By Emily Payne
    A woman has developed a nose-like growth eight years after a stem cell treatment to cure her paralysis failed. At the Hospital de Egas Moniz in Lisbon, Portugal, the unnamed woman, a U.S. citizen, had tissue from her nose implanted in her spine. Doctors hoped the cells would develop into neural cells and help repair the nerve damage to the woman's spine. But the treatment failed. However, last year, eight years after the stem cell operation, the woman, then 28, complained of increasing pain in the area. Doctors discovered a three-centimetre-long growth, which was found to be mainly nasal tissue,...
  • Father bit off infant's nose over crying, police say

    03/13/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    A man was arrested Thursday after police say he bit off his 1-month-old son's nose in Fairfield out of frustration over his crying. Joshua Cooper, 18, was booked at Solano County Jail on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem. The incident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. when a "hysterical" 17-year-old girl called police, saying her son was bleeding from his nose, said Fairfield police Sgt. Troy Oviatt.
  • A quick response to Obama's assertion government is supposed to "focus" on our lives...

    01/29/2014 4:16:50 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-29-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's the full quote from the State of the Union: In the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together. Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations. The response:
  • Doctors Grow Nose on Man’s Forehead

    09/26/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 25, 2013 1:17pm | By Gillian Mohney
    After a Chinese man’s nose was irreparably damaged from infection, his doctors decided to “grow” a second nose on the man’s forehead to replace the original nose. The patient, identified only as Xiaolian according to Reuters, has his nose damaged from an infection following a car accident. His doctors decided the only way to reconstruct his nose was to surgically form a new one on the 22-year-old’s forehead. Tissue expanders were placed under the skin and then cut to resemble a nose. According to local media, doctors expect to implant the new nose soon. Dr. Patrick Byrne, the director of...
  • Geraldo Rivera Breaks His Nose - Skinhead Brawl (flashback)

    07/25/2013 2:04:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 6, 2007 | tlangelo
    Geraldo mixes it up on camera and breaks his nose.
  • ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations

    05/15/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 78 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Matt Gutman
    A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation. Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin...
  • (pic) Finding Obama's Nose

    02/07/2012 12:56:28 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-7-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Women Can Sniff Out Men Without Knowing—And Vice Versa

    05/06/2011 1:08:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Published May 5, 2011 | Rachel Kaufman
    Sexual chemicals affect how we identify an androgynous figure. Women and men can sniff out the opposite sex via odorless pheromones, a new study suggests. The discovery adds another piece to the growing body of evidence that humans, much like the rest of the animal kingdom, know more from their noses than previously thought. "We know that for animals, chemosignals are actually the most used signals to communicate, whereas with humans, we think chemosensation is not really used," said study leader Wen Zhou, a psychologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. "But based on our experiences, they are...
  • The President Thumbs His Nose at Judge Vinson’s Obamacare Ruling: DOJ Seems to Concede

    02/18/2011 2:17:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 2/18/11 | Todd Gaziano
    Late Thursday, February 17, the Obama Administration filed a incredibly odd and almost insulting “Motion to Clarify” the judgment in the case it lost against 26 states and the NFIB in the Obamacare litigation in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, No. 10-cv-00091 (N. D. Fla.)(Judge Vinson). With this motion, the Administration has now stated officially that, notwithstanding the Judge’s declaration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) as unconstitutional, the Administration does not interpret the Judge’s order as requiring the Administration to cease carrying out the unconstitutional ACA. The “Motion to Clarify”...
  • Shaming her in-laws costs 19 year old her nose, ears

    03/25/2010 5:44:21 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 26 replies · 1,448+ views
    Afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Unattributed
    "When they cut off my nose and ears, I passed out," 19-year-old Bibi Aisha of Afghanistan says with chilling candor. Her beauty is still stunning and her confidence inspiring. It takes a moment for the barbaric act committed against her to register in your mind and sight. "When you have ... 50 percent of a population on their knees, it's very easy for extremists, tyrants to take over a country," she adds. "They have a ready-made enslaved population."
  • Deployed Airmen honor Tuskegee great with nose art

    02/17/2010 3:45:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol, USAF
    2/17/2010 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- A member of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing created a nose art display on an RQ-4 Global Hawk recently in honor of Lt. Col. Lee Archer, a World War II fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. But it all started with Tech. Sgt. Jason Aucoin, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing ground safety manager at an air base in Southwest Asia, who initiated the idea to honor Colonel Archer who died Jan. 27 at the age of 90 in New York City. Upon hearing the news, Sergeant Aucoin recalled when he met Colonel Archer and decided...
  • Man has nose bittten off, won't talk of it

    02/10/2010 6:50:40 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 683+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 10, 2010
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Someone bit off a piece of an Alaska man's nose, and police want to find the assailant -- except the victim refuses to talk about it, authorities say. The unnamed 40-year-old was missing the tip of his nose when police in Juneau answered a call about a possible assault about 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. He said he was attacked by one or more people in a downtown park but refused to give specifics, police spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills said. "There was lots of blood and he was holding towels to his face," Brown-Mills said....
  • Poll: Do you know or have personal knowledge of the whereabouts of Michael Jackson's fake nose?

    07/24/2009 9:07:37 PM PDT · by tenger · 11 replies · 509+ views
    A Daily Poll ^ | July 25, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Do you know or have personal knowledge of the whereabouts of Michael Jackson's fake nose? A Daily Poll
  • Report: Michael Jackson's Prosthetic Nose Is Missing

    07/24/2009 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies · 24,044+ views
    Fox News ^ | 07/24/2009
    <p>Michael Jackson wore a prosthetic nose, according a report — and it was missing from his surgically mangled face as he lay in an LA morgue.</p> <p>Left behind was a small, dark hole surrounded by bits of cartilage, Rolling Stone magazine said, citing witnesses who saw the King of Pop's body on the autopsy table.</p>
  • Electronic Nose Created To Detect Skin Vapors

    07/23/2009 12:58:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 326+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | July 21, 2009
    A team of researchers from the Yale University (United States) and a Spanish company have developed a system to detect the vapours emitted by human skin in real time. The scientists think that these substances, essentially made up of fatty acids, are what attract mosquitoes and enable dogs to identify their owners."The spectrum of the vapours emitted by human skin is dominated by fatty acids. These substances are not very volatile, but we have developed an 'electronic nose' able to detect them", Juan Fernández de la Mora, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University (United States) and co-author...
  • Video Link: Barack Obama's Talking Head on Mount Rushmore

    11/02/2008 12:13:33 AM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 9 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Nose On Your Face ^ | November 1, 2008 | Unknown
    Barack Obama's head is added to Mount Rushmore even before he's elected and he catches hell from the four honored presidents. video link @ The Nose On Your Face http://www.thenoseonyourface.com/
  • Waxman threatens Mukasey with subpoena

    07/08/2008 11:53:38 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 413+ views
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman warned Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday to turn over a copy of a FBI interview with Vice President Dick Cheney or face contempt charges. The document in question is an interview Cheney gave to the FBI in the investigation of the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, a covert CIA agent. “The arguments you have raised for withholding the interview report are not tenable,” Waxman wrote in a letter to Mukasey. “When the FBI interview with the Vice President was conducted, the Vice President knew that the information...
  • Researchers sniff out Parkinson's breakthrough

    06/29/2008 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 95+ views
    abc ^ | 06.16.08
    Australian scientists have discovered that stem cells found in the back of a patient's nose can produce the chemical which is missing in people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease occurs when the brain cells that produce the chemical dopamine stop working.  Without dopamine, nerve cells cannot function, leading to muscle problems. Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland harvested adult stem cells from the noses of Parkinson's disease patients.  They found that once the nose cells were cultured and infused into animals with Parkinson's disease, the cells began to produce dopamine.  Professor Peter Silburn from the University of...
  • Scientists Say Cure for Parkinson's Disease Right under Their Noses

    06/13/2008 8:39:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 163+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 06.12.08 | Peter J. Smith
    SYDNEY, Australia, June 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New research on stem-cell therapy shows scientists have found that the cure for Parkinson's disease may lie right under one's nose - or rather, in it. Researchers from Griffith University have published a study in the journal Stem Cells that has found adult stem-cells harvested from the noses of Parkinson's patients developed into dopamine-producing brain cells upon being transplanted into the brain of a lab rat. Professor Alan Mackay-Sim said researchers simulated Parkinson's symptoms in rats by creating lesions on one side of the rat's brain to imitate the damage Parkinson's disease wreaks...
  • How Conservatives Are Destroying the Future of the GOP (Barf Alert)

    02/04/2008 12:35:40 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 127 replies · 106+ views
    BC Politics ^ | February 02, 2008 | Written by SJ Reidhead
    Okay folks. The reason I had to post this "article" is because it explains, what I think, is exactly what we are fighting and why the Republican party is what it is today. I think people like this SJ, sorry, correction, SHEEPLE like this SJ have bought our party down. "A true Republican is going to hold their nose and Vote the Elephant. They may be the way we are right now, a noisy, fighting family, but in the end you Vote the Elephant. Someone who is an ideologue responds like an Ann Coulter, a Rush Limbaugh, or a Kevin...
  • Caption Al Gore: Balancing Stick on His Nose

    12/13/2007 2:23:22 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 54 replies · 247+ views
    AktivOslo.no ^ | 11 Dec 2007 | Lene Haug
    In Norwegian, the headline reads "Playful and good at balancing things on his nose". The article goes on to explain the photo was one of six of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore displayed at a recent Nobel Prize related exhibition in Oslo, Norway.
  • Halle Berry Apologies For 'Jewish Nose' Gaffe

    10/25/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies · 314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Matthew Moore
    Halle Berry apologises for 'Jewish nose' gaffe By Matthew Moore Last Updated: 1:40pm BST 25/10/2007 Halle Berry, Hollywood's leading black actress, has been forced to apologise after making a joke about the size of Jewish people's noses on a US television chat show. The Oscar-winning star remarked that a digitally-altered photo of her face made her look like her "Jewish cousin", during an appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. As Leno squirmed and the audience sat in embarrassed silence, Berry appeared to appreciate the gravity of her error. "Oh God, Have I just ruined my career?" she asked. The word...
  • Stinky? It's not his sweat, it's your nose

    09/17/2007 12:51:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 906+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/07 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - When it comes to a man's body odor, the fragrance -- or stench -- is in the nose of the beholder, according to U.S. researchers who suggest a single gene may determine how people perceive body odor. The study, published online on Sunday in the journal Nature, helps explain why the same sweaty man can smell like vanilla to some, like urine to others and for about a third of adults, have no smell at all. "This is the first time that any human odorant receptor is associated with how we experience odors," Hiroaki Matsunami of Duke...
  • Man Pulls Car With Nose

    09/14/2007 7:19:33 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 43 replies · 277+ views
    chinadaily.com ^ | 09/14/07 | Unknown
    Stunt performer Wang Chuntai pulls four people in a minicar with a rope attached to his nose on a street in Haikou, South China's Hainan Province, September 13, 2007. He pulled the car nearly 10 meters in 10 seconds.
  • Researchers find reserve cells in nose

    05/10/2007 6:09:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 85+ views
    Examiner ^ | 05.09.07 | Karl B. Hille
    Old paint cans, dry cleaner solvents, new car smell and other toxic chemicals you might catch a whiff of do more than warn you of danger — they can kill the cells in your nose that raise the alarm. Johns Hopkins University researchers identified a backup supply of stem cells that can repair the most severe damage to nerves responsible for the sense of smell. These “reservists” normally lie around and do nothing, but when neighboring cells die, they jump into action. A report on the discovery is available on Nature Neuroscience’s Web site. “We’re particularly interested in the nerve...
  • Potential seen in adult stem cells

    03/22/2005 3:31:47 PM PST · by billorites · 32 replies · 737+ views
    CNN.com ^ | March 22, 2005
    Australian scientists have found that stem cells taken from adults could have the same life-saving potential as those taken from embryos, a discovery that could potentially end the contentious debate over embryonic research. The results from the four-year project, at Australia's Griffith University in Queensland, show that adult stem cells harvested from the nose can be grown into virtually any kind of cell in the human body. Until now it has been thought that adult stem cells could only develop into different cell types of their own tissue, unlike embryonic stem cells which can turn into any body cell type....
  • Democratic politics meets Iraq debate (Hold yer nose alert!)

    06/25/2006 3:54:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/06 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democratic politics meets Iraq debateBy LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Sat Jun 24, 10:43 PM ET Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., meets with reporters after addressing the New Democratic Network (NDN) during their two-day annual meeting focusing on the theme, 'What Comes Next A New Politics for America', Friday, June 23, 2006 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON - When two Democrats looking toward 2008 pushed hard for a firm date on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, they crashed headlong into Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's effort to retake the Senate this year. Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and...
  • Iraqi girl shows off her restored face

    06/13/2006 4:13:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies · 1,093+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-12-2006 | ALICIA CHANG
    LOS ANGELES - A 12-year-old Iraqi girl who lost part of her nose during a missile attack three years ago showed off her restored face Monday just weeks after undergoing reconstructive surgery. A shy and soft-spoken Marwa Naim, dressed in a light green burqa, hugged and thanked the doctors who performed the operation and said she looked forward to reuniting with her father and three siblings in Iraq. "They helped me a lot and they treated me well," Naim, speaking through an interpreter, said of the doctors. Naim lost a chunk of her nose and her right thumb when a...
  • TALES OF MAN-EATER STREISAND

    03/27/2006 5:25:23 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 102 replies · 4,397+ views
    NY Post Page 6 ^ | March 27, 2006
    -- JUST in time for Barbra Streisand's latest planned comeback tour comes a scandalicious new bio packed with fresh dirt on the world's most reclusive diva. For starters, Christopher Anderson's "Barbra: The Way She Is" reconstructs her truly awe-inspiring sexual résumé. In addition to exclusive accounts of Streisand's affairs with both Prince Charles and Princess Diana's doomed lover, Dodi Fayed, Anderson writes that her conquests include Warren Beatty, Ryan O'Neal, Steve McQueen, Kris Kristofferson, Don Johnson (whom friends dismissed as her "Goy Toy"), Jon Voight, Elliott Gould, Andre Agassi, Richard Gere, Omar Sharif, ice cream heir Richard Baskin, hairdresser-turned-studio chief...
  • The nose knows -- military working dogs complete security forces mission (Woof!-Woof!-Woof!)

    03/10/2006 5:33:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 608+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kristina Barrett
    3/10/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- “Get 'em!” With one swift movement, military working dog Breston is off like a flash, covering the distance between his handler and his target in just a few fluid strides. The reward for his speed and agility is a nice juicy bite. Of course the juicy bite was just the “bite suit” but Breston, a Dutch shepherd, delivers an impressive 900 pounds of pressure per square inch -- enough to tell any offender he means business and enough to knock a full grown man to his feet. Breston is one of the...
  • Man Allegedly Bites Off Girlfriend's Nose

    02/17/2006 7:21:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 526+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 2/17/06
    TULSA, Okla. - A family sitting down to dinner had to call police and an ambulance after a man allegedly bit off the nose of his girlfriend, authorities said. Jody Bennett came out of a back room of a north Tulsa residence on Thursday with a napkin over her face and said her boyfriend, identified as Greg Hill, had bitten her nose. Medics responding to the house saw that Bennett's nose had been severed and called police. "We looked around and tried to find a nose but couldn't find it," Cpl. Larry Edwards, a police spokesman, said. "I think he...
  • Auto safety made easy (Dave Barry) (Lol)

    01/29/2006 7:15:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 2,060+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Auto safety made easy BY DAVE BARRY Automobiles are a mixed blessing. On the one hand, they provide us with benefits that were undreamed-of in the ''horse-and-buggy'' days. For example, any time we get hungry, we can simply hop into the car, pull up to the drive-through window of a fast-food restaurant, purchase a tasty hot meal, spill our coffee on our thighs and sue a major corporation for millions of dollars. On the other (or ''left'') hand, automobiles can be very dangerous. The modern car is a complex and powerful machine; if we do not treat it with proper...
  • Doctors in Russia Prove that Non-Embryonic Stem Cells can be Used in Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

    12/06/2004 10:17:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 52 replies · 4,006+ views
    Russian News ^ | 12.06.04 | Novosti
    DOCTORS IN RUSSIA PROVE STEM CELLS CAN BE USED IN TREATING SPINE INJURIES MOSCOW, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - It has been widely believed until recently that nerve cells cannot reproduce themselves, especially those of the spinal cord. But doctors at the Neurology Clinic of Russia's Blokhin Oncology Research Center have now challenged this belief by performing six successful surgical operations on patients with spine injuries. The patients, thought before the surgery to be bedridden for the rest of their lives, are now learning to walk again, the Trud newspaper reports. It was Andrei Bryukhovetsky, Director General of the Neurology...
  • Ever stuck a Lego up your Nose (real life vanity)

    10/21/2005 6:58:46 PM PDT · by LowOiL · 68 replies · 2,071+ views
    Self | 10-21-05 | Myself
    Today we had to take my middle boy for surgery. Seems my 4 y/o decided to stuff a lego up his left nostril. I could not fish it out, our peditrician couldn't fish it out, so surgery was the only option. I guess it only is fair, as a 4 y/o I managed to plug my left ear with a piece of popcorn, that once swelled looked like a tumor.
  • Pakistani girl loses nose, lips for seeking divorce (7th century barbarian alert)

    09/24/2005 8:24:15 PM PDT · by DCWatson · 23 replies · 1,877+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | 9/23/2005 | Asim Tanveer
    Here is yet another case of savage butchery committed against a woman for offending the honor of a man. From the New Brisbane's News: MULTAN, Pakistan - A Pakistani man cut off the nose and lips of his 19-year-old sister-in-law after she went to court for a divorce in a tribal area of the central province of Punjab, police said on Thursday. Abbas then attacked the girl, hacking off her nose and slicing off her lips. A doctor treating the girl said her nose had been cut off from the bridge and her lips partially severed. Numerous cases have also...
  • Senator Hillary Rodman Clinton polishes image as political centrist (hold yer nose)

    07/27/2005 4:56:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 1,395+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/27/05 | STEVEN THOMMA
    Sen. Clinton polishes image as political centrist Posted on Tue, Jul. 26, 2005 At the annual conference of the Democratic Leadership Council, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called for moderation and an ideological `cease-fire.' BY STEVEN THOMMA sthomma@krwashington.com Sen. Hillary Clinton, right, delivers her remarks in Capitol Rotunda during a ceremony honoring artist Constantino Brumidi, on his 200th birthday anniversary, Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Washington. Brumidi, the political refugee from Italy who painted 'The Apotheosis of Washington' in the eye of the dome of the U.S. Capitol. Seated from back left to right, Sens. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Bill Frist, R-Tenn.,...
  • Movie Fan Has Nose Bitten Off in Argument

    07/18/2005 10:09:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 1,144+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 7/18/05
    SYDNEY, Australia - A movie fan had his nose bitten off outside an Australian cinema in an argument over the quality of the violent new Bruce Willis movie "Sin City," police said. The 19-year-old victim underwent surgery to reattach the tip of his nose following the brawl Sunday night outside a movie theater in Bathurst, 125 miles west of Sydney. Bathurst police Inspector Cameron Lindsay said the victim and his attacker got into a fight over the merits of the film, an adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel about a wicked metropolis filled with tough guys and gorgeous dames. The...
  • Beauty is in the nose of the beholder

    07/13/2005 7:05:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 457+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/13/05 | Andy Coghlan
    Facial attractiveness and smell give us contradictory messages about how to select mates, new research has revealed. Previous research on smell suggests that humans prefer odours from potential partners who are genetically dis-similar. But new research in which women rated the facial attractiveness of men suggests the exact opposite. So sight and smell appear to be giving contradictory messages about which partners to choose. The new research investigated possible links between mate preference and the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) - the huge molecule on cells, unique to each individual, which helps our immune systems to distinguish native from alien cells....
  • Canadian fighter jet loses piece over Indy fans in Toronto

    07/11/2005 3:12:09 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 30 replies · 1,849+ views
    CBC ^ | 11 Jul 2005
    Canadian Forces officials are trying to figure out what caused a fighter jet to lose a piece of its wing during a flyby over Toronto on Sunday. The CF-18 jet was one of two participating in the kickoff to the Molson Indy auto race, flying over tens of thousands of spectators. Luckily, the metre-long piece splashed into Lake Ontario. Although the lake was dotted with boaters, no one was hurt. The part, identified as the nose door to a luggage pod under the wing, was recovered by the Toronto police marine unit. It appears the incident was caused by a...
  • Judge to consider nose bite plea

    06/04/2005 10:11:29 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 3 replies · 276+ views
    BBC News ^ | 03JUN05 | Not shown
    A special court hearing is to be held to establish why a man bit off a chunk of another man's nose during a fight. Richard Crook, 26, from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, pleaded guilty to causing David Nash grievous bodily harm in the incident in Cockermouth, Cumbria. A Carlisle Crown Court judge will now consider Crook's claims he acted in "excessive self-defence". His brother, Leigh, 27, from Highbridge, Somerset, was found not guilty of the same charge. So-called Newton hearings are held when a defendant has pleaded guilty but the facts of his or her mitigation are disputed. Richard Crook, who admitted...
  • The Nose Knows (Dave Barry)

    05/29/2005 7:04:05 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 814+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | May 5, 1998 | Dave Barry
    The nose knows BY DAVE BARRY May. 29, 2005 (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on May 5, 1998.) Of all the human senses -- sight, hearing, touch, taste, and the feeling that a huge man with a barbecue fork is lurking in the closet -- perhaps the least appreciated, yet most important, is our sense of smell. How does our sense of smell work? The simplest way to explain it without doing any research is as follows: Every living thing -- animals, plants, cheese, magazine advertisements, etc. -- is constantly giving off tiny invisible pieces of itself,...
  • Biases of the nose

    05/23/2005 6:00:25 PM PDT · by IYAAYAS · 1 replies · 310+ views
    The Eagle-Tribune ^ | Monday, May 23, 2005 | By Julie Kirkwood
    Biases of the nose By Julie Kirkwood Staff Writer A rose by the name "burnt plastic" would in fact not smell as sweet, scientists announced last week. A team of European researchers conducted odor experiments to see if the label of an odor changes a person's impression of what they're smelling. They asked volunteers to sniff a cheese fragrance. When it was labeled "cheddar cheese" the volunteers rated it favorably. Yet when the same fragrance was labeled "body odor" they found it disgusting. The preference wasn't just talk. The scientists used brain scans and saw that the words "cheddar cheese"...
  • Hong Kong: Doctors Remove Leech From Woman's Nose(hikers beware!)

    04/08/2005 7:45:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 04/09/05
    Doctors Remove Leech From Woman's Nose Fri Apr 8, 4:09 PM ET Strange News - AP HONG KONG - Doctors have removed a leech from the nose of a 55-year-old Hong Kong woman after she swam and washed her face in a stream, a medical journal reported. The woman went to her doctor complaining of nose bleeds and an occasional sensation that something was blocking her left nostril, the Hong Kong Medical Journal said in its April issue. Her family doctor noticed a "brownish mass" in her nostril but couldn't remove it because of heavy bleeding, the journal said. The...
  • Grisly find in woman's nose

    04/08/2005 6:29:53 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 134 replies · 3,305+ views
    Mail and Guardian Online ^ | 08APR2005 | Sapa-AP-Hong Kong
    Doctors have removed a leech from the nose of a 55-year-old Hong Kong woman after she swam and washed her face in a stream, a medical journal reported. The woman went to her doctor complaining of nosebleeds and an occasional sensation that something was blocking her left nostril, the Hong Kong Medical Journal said in its April issue. Her family doctor noticed a "brownish mass" in her nostril but couldn't remove it because of heavy bleeding, the journal said. The patient was taken to the emergency room, where doctors identified the problem as a bloodsucking leech. They had trouble pulling...
  • Australia Scientists Grow Adult Stem Cells from Nose

    03/23/2005 10:10:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 634+ views
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - With the help of the Catholic Church, Australian researchers have successfully grown adult stem cells harvested from the human nose, avoiding the ethical and legal problems associated with embryonic stem cells. Australia bans creating human embryos to harvest stem cells but scientists may use embryos left over from IVF (in-vitro fertility) treatment. Stems cells harvested through other means, such as from the nose, is legal. Head researcher Alan Mackay-Sim of Griffith University said the adult stem cells taken from inside the nose could potentially be used to grow nerve, heart, liver, kidney and muscle cells. "We have...
  • Ethical Stem Cell Surgery gave Paraplegic, Erica Nader, ability to walk briefly 3 yrs. later

    01/16/2005 7:13:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    A world of patients with spinal cord injuries is watching Erica Nader.     HOW YOU CAN HELP The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, in Detroit, has established a scholarship fund to pay for rehabilitation therapy for people with spinal cord injuries. This year, it will fund two, one-year scholarships from $60,000 raised through a benefit hosted last year by Erica Nader, the first American to undergo stem cell surgery in Portugal for a spinal cord injury. Contributions can be sent to: Scholarship Fund, Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Development Office, 261 Mack Ave., Detroit 48201....
  • Sneezing

    11/09/2004 9:12:30 PM PST · by fo0hzy · 34 replies · 616+ views
    Is this a vanity? I dunno... I can barely SEE ANYTHING because my vision is blurred from all the tears... I haven't sneezed this much in MANY MANY YEARS... my chest hurts now :( Anyone else afflicted?
  • Fish fossil confirms origin of nostrils

    11/08/2004 4:02:03 PM PST · by ckilmer · 36 replies · 933+ views
    NewScientist ^ | 18:00 03 November 04 | Bob Holmes
    Fish fossil confirms origin of nostrils 18:00 03 November 04 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues. Land vertebrates can breathe through their noses thanks to an anatomical rearrangement of fish-style nostrils. That same rearrangement may explain why cleft lips and cleft palates are common birth defects in humans. The nasal passages of land vertebrates differ dramatically from their fish ancestors. In fishes, the nose is independent of the mouth and throat. Water enters the nasal sac through one pair of nostrils and exits through a second pair. By contrast, land vertebrates - technically known...
  • Del. Sen. Proposes Internet Sales Tax

    12/12/2003 12:02:58 PM PST · by leadpencil1 · 21 replies · 249+ views
    AP Via Excite News ^ | Dec 12, 2:31 PM | AP
    Email this Story WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Sen. Tom Carper wants to preserve Delaware's reputation as the home of tax-free shopping by slapping an Internet sales tax on online shoppers in other states. More and more Americans are discovering that online shopping can be quick, convenient and, in many cases, tax free, since many Internet retailers don't charge sales tax. Thus, residents of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other nearby states have less incentive to drive to Delaware when they can buy merchandise tax-free with a few strokes on a computer keyboard. Alarmed by the growing trend, Carper (D-Del.) is...
  • Jacko Video NOT Finished for Totp Relaunch

    11/28/2003 1:18:22 PM PST · by Helms · 5 replies · 196+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 5/28/03 | By Anthony Barnes
    5:11pm (UK) Jacko Video Not Finished for Totp Relaunch By Anthony Barnes, Showbusiness Editor, PA News Top Of The Pops bosses had to drop a planned worldwide premiere of Michael Jackson’s new video tonight – because it was not finished. The promo was supposed to be one of the highlights of the relaunched BBC1 chart show. But this afternoon show chiefs were told by Jacko’s record label Sony they would be unable to screen the troubled star’s film. Jackson is currently being investigated in the US over allegations of molestation. Makers of the programme stressed the cancelled screening was nothing...