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Brain Circuit Linked To Impulsive Overeating Discovered

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study is suggesting a neural circuit previously implicated in overeating may be more broadly linked to impulse control. The research hypothesizes behavioral disorders, from drug addiction to excessive gambling, could be treated by regulating this neural pathway.

Scientists Punch Holes In Regular Solar Cells To Make Them Transparent

Posted in Hardware on 12th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Transparent solar cells would be a huge boon to our renewable energy efforts, with the potential to replace windows in skyscrapers.

Insights Into Anti-aging Properties Of Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Salk researchers have been developing two experimental drugs for several years with a view on improving cognition and slowing the neurodegenerative decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease

SpaceX Starlink Satellites Could Cost $250,000 Each And Falcon 9 Costs Less Than $30 Million

Posted in Business, Online on 11th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Elon Musk and SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell have said that the per-satellite Starlink cost is already well below $500,000. This means that the internal cost of a Falcon 9 launch is less than $30 million.

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.