What We See Is Both Now and Then

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_b92000d9c6.jpgSergey Anatolievich Pristyazhnyuk/Thinkstock (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Are you seeing what you’re now seeing in real time? Well, yes and no, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Visual perception, it seems, is a combination of what we actually view now and what we saw as far back as 15 seconds ago.

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Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_46a8fe8925.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Dustin Shillcox was told he could never move or walk again. With the flick of a switch, that all changed. “It was so incredibly amazing for me,” said Shillcox. “[My family] cried as well…they were very excited and happy.” The switch turned on an electric stimulator, which had been implanted into his spine.

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Swimming Great Ian Thorpe Battling 'Serious' Infection

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f1de9884ff.jpgGraham Denholm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe is battling a serious infection that could knock him out of competitive swimming for good, the Australian Associated Press reported. The five-time gold medalist is being treated with antibiotics after contracting the infection during shoulder surgery, according to his agent.

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Baby Giraffe’s Neck Surgery a Long Shot, Zoo Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_bf47aebc4d.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- A 6-month-old giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo is having surgery Tuesday to fix a fatal birth defect, but zoo staff say there’s only a 50 percent chance she’ll survive. The 8-foot-tall "baby," named Kyah, has a wayward blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus -- the flexible tube that shuttles food down her long neck.

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Woman's Own Immune System Helps Fight Cancer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_0aca97eaa4.jpgBhakpong/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- At first, Candace Brown didn’t think too much of the large, lumpy bruise that spontaneously appeared on her leg about a year ago. But when it didn’t heal after a couple of weeks, she decided to get it checked out. Even though her primary care physician told her not to worry, she pushed for a biopsy. The “bruise” was diagnosed as a skin melanoma.

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