Shocking New Science Discoveries 

 

Science discoveries can be very interesting. We are constantly in touch with science. Exactly because of that, we are constantly hearing about new discoveries.  Science is used to help people and to make life easy.But, sometimes, the results of these scientific research are shocking.They are shocking because no one could predict them. So, these are some of the discoveries which can be called shocking and mind-blowing. 

Undead Gene 

People have wondered for years what happens when we die. Obviously, our bodies begin to shut down and decay, but in June 2016 researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle discovered the “undead gene”While some of us may be thinking “Do you want Zombies?” scientist are not looking for a way to activate these genes to allow for reanimation. The gene appeared in animals shortly after death and researchers believe these genes could help improve the preservation of organs for transplantation. 

Ninth Planet 

The hunt for a night planet may be nothing new it is been going on for decades. Even though Pluto was demoted to dwarf status in August 2006, a scientist recently discovered another planet beyond Neptune. “Planet Nine” is a hypothetical large planet on the other reach of our solar system. It was in January 2016 that researches Konstantin Batygin and Michael Brown discovered the planet thought to be five thousand times the mass of Pluto. A single year on “Planet Nine” is equal to 17.000 years here on planet Earth. Because of its unusual orbit and mass, it seems to be slowly twisting the Solar system out of alignment. 

Cybernetic implants 

While the idea cybernetics may sound like something out of sci-fi movie we are getting closer and closer to achieving it on some level every year. Scientist implanted an electrical device into the motor cortex. The part of the brain that controls the movement of a paralyzed man named Ian. They also connected a sleeve of electrodes to his forearm to help revive the signals. The implant allowed him to move his hand, wrist, and finger for the first time in five years. Due to the success with Ian, scientist hope that the technology could one day be used to help quadriplegics regain autonomy. 

Stem cells help stroke patients heal 

For year scientist have been researching the benefits of stem cells but it is only been recently that we have seen the results. A clinical trial was held at Stanford University’s school of medicine involving patients that had suffered several chronic strokes. Modified human stem cells were injected directly into their brains and aside of mild headaches, no negative side effects have occurred in the eighteen patients that participated. The results showed that all of the patients continued to heal beyond the usual timeframe.Some patients were even able to walk where they had previously been limited to wheelchairs. 

So, science progresses every day. With that progress, maybe we will soon get the information about life outside of our planet, about life in the deepest places in the ocean. Maybe we will communicate with aliens, to live with them, who knows?