An animal that barely reacts to pain is bound to attract scientific attention. But the rodent also has other puzzling attributes. For example, the creature's brain and heart can function without oxygen for a long time.
It may sound like something out of Frankenstein, but it’s a milestone in the field of brain surgery. By implanting micro-electrodes in the brain, doctors can prevent the trembling that accompanies Parkinson’s disease.
No one knows just how many American football players walk away from the sport with a permanent type of brain damage known as CTE. But new research on woodpeckers could lead to long-term prevention therapies.
Did you know that you have an increased cancer risk at the nail salon? Or that a lack of sleep can make you depressed? DW brings you this week's health news, all in one handy guide right here!
Peter Stöger has called on Cologne bosses to either back him or sack him after their winless campaign so far. A trip to third-placed Schalke is the last thing Cologne need with their opponents on a high.
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