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The Resurrection Of A Failed Alzheimer’s Drug Set To Test FDA Approval Process

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Experts are divided on the efficacy data concerning a novel Alzheimer's drug, but it's now up to the FDA to judge whether a controversial Phase 3 trial is enough for market approval

Trial Suggests Fasting 14 Hours A Day Helps Diabetes And Weight Loss

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Restricting food intake to a 10-hour window each day may help people suffering from metabolic syndromes.

Saving The Ozone Layer Drastically Reduced Climate Change Effects

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study estimates that the international pledge to save the ozone layer has lessened the effects of climate change

First As Artificial Neurons Developed For Medical Implants

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 5th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.

"Liquid Health Check" Offers Blood Test Predicting Future Disease Risk

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new proof-of-concept study is suggesting a novel blood test could effectively predict a person’s risk in developing a broad array of different diseases.

Alphabet Is Developing A Robot To Take Over Boring Everyday Tasks

Posted in Business, Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Robots excel at carrying out specialized tasks in controlled environments, but put them in your average office and they’d be lost. Alphabet wants to change that by developing what they call the Everyday Robot, which could learn to help us out with our daily chores.

Cancer Researchers Discover How Immune Cells Avoid Killing Themselves

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine, Science on 2nd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Researchers at Australia’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University College London (UCL) have now found that they create a tough shield around themselves, and this discovery could lead to new cancer therapies.

Space-based Lasers Track Earth's Largest Animal Migration In Unprecedented Global Study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Zooplankton, rise to near the surface to feed on the tiny plants, called phytoplankton. When the day returns, these zooplankton dive back into the depths to hide in the dark waters.

Researchers Train AI To Map A Person’s Facial Movements To Any Target Headshot

Posted in Software on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly using nothing but a webcam and an illustrated or photographic still image?

The 5 Most Groundbreaking Scientific Achievements Of The Decade

Posted in Featured, Science on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The world has seen some pretty major scientific achievements in the last 10 years, as discoveries and developments decades in the making were finally realized.

New Studies Shine Light On Long-term Effects Of Intermittent Fasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research suggests fasting for just one day a month over many years can lengthen lifespan and enhance cardiovascular health, but as always, the new studies are riddled with caveats.

Writing-based Early Detection Parkinson's Test Set For 2022 Release

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

A team of Australian researchers has developed a novel early detection test for Parkinson’s disease based on a short series of drawing and writing tasks.