Under the skin: humans develop extra muscles which vanish before birth, scientists say

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Under the skin: humans develop extra muscles which vanish before birth, scientists say

Researchers from Howard University and the Vision Institute in Paris found that humans develop extra muscles in their hands and feet in the womb that later disappear before birth. The researchers examined images showing the initial stages of human muscle development and found that extra muscular tissues were growing weeks after conception. These tissues, as reported by the researchers in the journal Development, eventually vanished a few months into the pregnancy.

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Children with Special Needs

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Researchers are helping neurologically impaired children overcome their mobility challenges and explore their environments by providing them with specially designed toy cars according to a National Science Foundation (NSF) newsletter article.

The NSF team outfitted low tech ride on cars with high tech mechanisms inspired by power wheelchairs and robotic technologies. Children’s use of the cars shortened developmental delays and reduced Continue reading