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( Brain Implants Help Paralyzed People Speak at Record Speeds
Aug 24th 2023, 10:31

Source: ( Google News - HealthParalysis had robbed two women of their ability to speak. For one, the cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS—a disease that affects the motor neurons. The other had suffered a stroke in her brain stem. Though they can't enunciate clearly, they remember how to formulate words. Now, after volunteering to receive brain implants, both are able to communicate through a computer at a speed approaching the tempo of normal conversation.


( President of Guyana Demands Slavery Reparations Ahead of Apology
Aug 24th 2023, 10:31

Source: ( ABC News - InternationalGuyana president Irfaan Ali on Thursday lashed out at the descendants of European slave traders, saying those who profited from the trans-Atlantic slave trade should pay reparations to today's generations. The South American leader also proposed that those involved in the slave trade be posthumously charged with crimes against humanity. Ali spoke ahead of Friday's planned apology in Guyana by descendants of plantation owner John Gladstone.


( Scientists Solve the Genetic Puzzle of Sex-Related Y Chromosome
Aug 24th 2023, 10:31

Source: ( Google News - HealthScientists have taken an important step forward in understanding the human genome—our genetic blueprint—by fully deciphering the enigmatic Y chromosome present in males, an achievement that could help guide research on infertility in men. Researchers on Wednesday unveiled the first complete sequence of the human Y chromosome, which is one of the two sex chromosomes and the last of the 24 chromosomes in the human genome to be sequenced.


( Florida Board Approves Firing School Staff for Using Wrong Bathroom
Aug 24th 2023, 10:31

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsThe Florida State Board of Education unanimously approved firing school employees for using the wrong bathroom. Transgender people using state college facilities are barred from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identities and can be fired for even one such use. The board also made it mandatory to fire employees if they do it twice, regardless of whether the school is public or private.


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