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SAGE goes to the Movies: A scientific review of “Deadpool“ (2016)

We’re going to look at the science behind the movie “Deadpool”, and ask whether –and to what degree — there is any scientific basis for Deadpool’s superhuman abilities. Deadpool’s primary ability is hyper-regeneration. He is able to shrug off potentially lethal bodily injuries, to the point where he severs his own hand, and within a few days has regrown a new one. But how did he gain these abilities, and how realistic might they be?

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Sonogenetics: Sound waves and mechanosensory response!

Recently a team of neuroscientists headed by Prof. Sreekanth H. Chalasani at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, has developed a technique that they call ‘sonogenetics’ ultrasound to stimulate individual neuronal cells in nematode worms (C. elegans).

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