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App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Tales of the Dead Come Back: How Modern Medicine Is Reinventing Death

"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death.<p>They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of universal love. Most do not want to return to the living. When they do, they're often endowed with …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

British scientific panel backs potential '3-parent' IVF babies

A British expert scientific panel gave its backing on Tuesday to potential new 3-way fertility treatments that would for the first time allow genetically modified embryos to be implanted into women.<p>The "three-parent" IVF techniques are designed to help families with particular genetic faults who …

FIFA confirms 2022 World Cup in Qatar will kick off in November

FIFA says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will start on Nov. 21, kicking off a 28-day tournament that will finish on Dec. 18.<p>FIFA's executive committee confirmed the 2022 dates on Friday, six months after picking the Sunday, Dec. 18 date – Qatar's national holiday – for the final.<p>In March, FIFA finally …

Take a deep breath: the stethoscope is dying

If you Google "Hugh Laurie" and "stethoscope", you will come up with a clutch of stories from February 2012 about how everybody's favourite pill-popping misanthropic physician is "hanging up his stethoscope" after eight seasons on the hit show House.<p>This underlines a more general truth: doctors …

Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …

Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

Standing on one leg may predict which 53-year-olds at risk of early death

Standing on one leg and repeatedly standing up from a chair could provide early warning of later health problems<p>Simple everyday tasks such as getting out of chair and standing on one leg can be used to predict which middle aged people are at risk of an early death, a study has found.<p>Men aged 53 …

12 Incredible Ways Our World Will Change If Google Gets Its Way

If run well, Google CEO Larry Page sees corporations like Google as being an agent of change.<p>Google has already changed the way we acquire information with Search, it's changed how we consume media content with the Chromecast, and it's already changing how we consume information with Glass.<p>Google …

Exploration forum showcases NASA's Human Path to Mars

After years of sleek smartphones, people now want something weird

The most exciting thing about Google’s Project Ara, a modular phone that customers can build and rebuild to their own specifications indefinitely, isn’t that it’s so customizable. What’s really crazy about Ara is that it looks like a clunky toy when compared to smartphones currently on the …

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Google Has A Radical New Plan To Change Android, Wrestling The Platform Away From Samsung

Amir Efrati at The Information reports Google is planning a program called "Android Silver." Google would kill the Nexus brand, and replace it with "Silver."<p>However, instead of creating its own smartphones and selling them online through the Google Play store like it did with the Nexus brand, …

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In Britain, a battle to spin great science into gold

MANCHESTER/CAMBRIDGE England (Reuters) - It’s mega strong, ultra light and super stretchy, and if things work out, a wonder material discovered in Britain could change many aspects of human existence - starting with peoples’ sex lives.<p>Senior technologist Dariusz Czolak holds a piece of silicon …

There’s a “ring of fire” in the sky! 5 things you should know about tomorrow’s epic solar eclipse

<b>An annular solar eclipse in Zhengzhou, Henan province, January 15, 2010. (Reuters/Donald Chan)</b><p>Parts of the world will be able to see 2014’s first solar eclipse tomorrow morning. But this is no ordinary eclipse<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 28, 2014 3:10pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this month, stargazers all over the world …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

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First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

Inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation

Like most people in need of major surgery, Rodney Haning, a retired telecommunications project manager and avid golfer, has a few questions for his …

A Simple Patch That Monitors Health And Dispenses Drugs

Forget your clunky wristband, this is a window into what’s coming with wearable health technology.<p>In the future, doctors will prescribe hardware and software as well as just drugs. They’ll monitor patients remotely using wearable devices, or ask people to track themselves using apps. As a result, …

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair severed nerves.<p>On Monday, a team at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced the promising use of liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a …