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Chili Peppers Help Reduce Cancer Risk, Experts Confirmed

According to a research, chili peppers can help kill and prevent cancer cells from multiplying.

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Cancer is considered as one of the most common causes of death these days. Fortunately, experts have found out that eating chili peppers can reduce the risk of having this fatal disease.

An active ingredient called Capsaicin has been found to be an effective ingredient to fight cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany claimed that the said component can destroys the membranes of the cancer cells, causing its damage.

Experts suggest that eating chili peppers can help prevent cancer.

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Study leader Dr. Lea Weber explained Capsaicin is an active ingredient present in chili peppers that can help kill and prevent cancer cells from multiplying. Eating chili peppers can aid in killing colon, osteosarcoma and pancreatic cancer cells without damaging the normal cells.

“Specifically, it triggers a cell receptor called TRPV1 which controls which substances the cancerous growth can feed on,” the DailyMail added. “As it fights to battle this, the growth eventually self-destructs. As more and more cancer cells die, the tumour is stopped from growing larger.”

However, it is important to note that simply eating chili peppers cannot totally kill cancer cells. Capsaicin should be put into tablets or mixed with other forms of drugs that are specially made to kill cancer cells.

Cancer Research UK emphasized that eating chili peppers is not enough to reduce cancer risk.

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Scientists have already asserted that spicy foods have the enough ability to destroy cancer cells few years back. Dr. Timothy Bates from Nottingham University has advised cancer patients or those at risk of developing cancer to eat spicy foods to kill bad cells.

However, Cancer Research UK has emphasized that eating chilli peppers will not totally preclude them from having cancer. The research body suggested that living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is still the best way to avoid having the disease.

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Neurosurgeon Vows to Perform First Ever Head Transplant in the World This Year

Off with their heads!

The idea of a human head transplant is like something lifted straight from a sci-fi novel or movie. It sounds absurdly farfetched and medically impossible that skepticism, to a certain extent, is inevitable.

However, Dr. Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, begs to differ. He argues that a human head transplant is not far from reality and though it may be extremely difficult, it is possible. Amidst sharp criticisms and accusations that his claims are mere publicity stunts, Dr. Canavero remains resolute and vows that the first ever human head transplantation will occur this year. In fact, he was able to gather a multinational team of surgeons composed of doctors from China, Russia, and South Korea.

Interestingly, Dr. Canavero bears an uncanny resemblance with this doctor from Metal Gear Solid.

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South Korea Unveils Giant Robot To Patrol Its Borders

It looks straight out of Avatar!

Hankook Mirae Technology, a robotics company from South Korea, has just unveiled Method-2, their very own giant robot. The huge machine stands 13 feet tall and weighs 1.5 tons. Many has compared its appearance to the Amplified Mobility Platform suit – a robot from sci-fi blockbuster Avatar.

South Korea’s Method-2 robot looks straight out of a sci-fi movie!

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This, of course, shouldn’t be a huge surprise to everyone considering that the robot’s designer is Vitaly Bulgarov, a guy who has worked in different Hollywood movies such as Robocop, Terminator, and Transformers.

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DARPA’s New Self-Steering Bullets Turn In Mid-Flight to Hit Moving Targets!

The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) bullets were created to boost the hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — which works under the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) — developed self-steering bullets in a bid to boost the hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots.

Established in 1958, DARPA works closely with the members of DOD's Science and Technology (S&T) network. DARPA's main task is "to accelerate the adoption of new technologies."

Snipers are the target beneficiaries of the self-steering bullet.

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