Thursday, 26 March 2015

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs


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According to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings.


Michael C. Purdy, Senior Medical Sciences Writer, Washington University in St. Louis:



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Monday, 9 February 2015

Why the UK has voted to allow 'three-parent babies'

Why the UK has voted to allow ‘three-parent babies’



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The House of Commons today legalized a procedure that advocates say will prevent an often-lethal genetic disorder. But it raises numerous ethical and medical concerns.


Arthur Bright, Staff writer, The…



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Sunday, 21 December 2014

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times: A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published. Although fears that […]


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Friday, 19 December 2014

The MOXO Sensor — mPath

It is challenging to collect accurate data about customer experience – often customers tell interviewers what they think the researcher wants to hear. MIT has worked on a new way to help companies understand those ever-so-important emotions in more objective and accurate ways. With the MOXO sensor we measured customers’ emotional reactions from their psychophysiology. […]


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It is challenging to collect accurate data about customer experience – often customers tell interviewers what they think the researcher wants to hear. MIT has worked on a new way to help companies understand those ever-so-important emotions in more objective and accurate ways.



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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans

The brief was simple: build a tech product for low-income American households. It wasn’t simple at all. Ciara Byrne, Writer for FastCompany: To some extent technology has failed low-income Americans too. Developers don’t build apps for them. Growth hackers ignore them. At Significance Labs, I learned a lot about how low-income Americans live and use […]


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables

Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. Now there’s a wireless alternative. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In a study in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a new high data-rate, low-power wireless brain sensor. The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished […]


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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Summer Teen Jobs Cut Violence

A study following teens who had summer jobs found violent crime in that population almost cut in half, during and following the employment. Cynthia Graber reports for Scientific American: Violence is more than a criminal problem. It’s also a public health issue. More than 6,000 people are injured annually due to violence, mostly young people […]


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Friday, 12 December 2014

Global science programme to focus on urban wellbeing

Mark Kinver, Environment reporter, BBC News: A global scientific research programme has been launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing. The Urban Health & Wellbeing Programme aims to better understand what makes a “healthy urban environment”. The launch of the programme comes amid a growing body […]


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

11 Powerful Reasons To Smile

Dr. Joel Kahn, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Wellness, Michigan Healthcare Professionals PC, lists 11 benefits of smiling that can improve your health and life success: Smiling reduces stress and anxiety. Smiling releases the “feel-good” hormones called endorphins from your brain. Smiling helps control pain. […]


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