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Gene therapy altered the electrical properties of the tadpoles' cells, boosting tissue regeneration, with long-term implications for human healing. ... This is important because electrical fields can apparently guide the growth of nerves, such as those in the spine within the tadpole tail. People have shown that cells 'crawl' in an electric field.


 growth electricity healing
Ten years ago, there were just over four million broadband subscribers. In 2009, more than 400 million people are connected to high-speed internet.
 Internet growth map visualization time
The growth of British trees appears to follow a cosmic pattern, with trees growing faster when high levels of cosmic radiation arrive from space.


 radiation tree growth biology astronomy astrology
The New Economics Foundation (Nef) said "unprecedented and probably impossible" carbon reductions would be needed to hold temperature rises below 2C.


 economy growth environment climate change
Few would argue the world can just go back to the old go-go economy, where a large part of what was taken as growth was financed by unsustainable bubbles in credit and asset prices.


 economy Europe capitalism growth sustainability
They agreed that the world's highest mountain - which traverses the border of the two countries - should be recognised as being 8,848m tall. ... But geologists say that the estimates of both countries over the height of Mount Everest could be wrong. They say that the mountain is becoming higher as India is gradually pushed beneath China and Nepal because of shifting continental plates. In May 1999 an American team used GPS technology...


 geology Mount Everest China Nepal GPS growth
Facebook is celebrating its 500-millionth user, but the social media application has had wide consequences, even for those who have never signed on.


 Facebook social network growth social trend Internet
US researchers have for the first time encouraged substantial regrowth in nerves controlling voluntary movement after spinal cord injury.


 mouse spinal cord nerve growth regeneration medicine paralysis
A simple life form known as a slime mould, used in unconventional computing, seems to have a taste for sedatives.


 mould computer sedative drug addiction growth food biology cell