Emmy Mahmoud

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Put Your Smartphone Camera To Good Use

We live in a fascinating time. Technology is evolving at an insane rate. We’re at a point where we’re creating products we didn’t even know we needed yet — like hoverboards (thanks McFly). Times are good. Occasionally chaotic, but good.<p>The world of photography is no different. Gone are the days …

Light at the end of the tunnel for chronic pain

A German professor is developing light therapy to regulate sleep and treat chronic pain<p>Doctors in Germany may be about to shed a little light on treating chronic pain. Prof Thomas Tolle, a pain specialist in Munich, is beginning a trial using specially designed overhead lighting that imitates a …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Schizophrenia isn't a specific, rare or rigorously defined illness. Instead, it covers a wide range of often unrelated conditions, all of which are also seen in people who are not mentally ill<p>Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition …

New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

Detecting and targeting tumor relapse by its resistance to innate effectors at early recurrence

Altmetric: 95<p>Citations: 24<p>More detail<p>Article<p>Timothy Kottke<br>• , Nicolas Boisgerault ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-3391-6504<br>• , Rosa Maria Diaz<br>• , Oliver …

How to create a flu vaccine that works year after year - Futurity

Engineers may be a step closer to a universal flu vaccine that could be produced more quickly and offer broader protection than vaccines available …

HIV infection causes immune cells to self-destruct, study says

Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.<p>In papers published simultaneously Thursday in Science and Nature, …

Immune System

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

After cocaine, nerve cells send signals that intensify cravings - Futurity

One way to control cravings for cocaine may be to reverse a process that allows nerve cells to send signals that intensify the urge to use the drug.

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)

It's been about <i>nine years</i> since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time undergoing traditional colonoscopy procedures (due to drug allergies, for example), which is where the …

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Bionic hand lets wearer feel what they're holding

The latest bionic hand can do a lot more than just let its wearer hold things: it can actually let them feel. By hooking into nerves in an amputee's arm, the new prosthetic can let a person tell how hard or soft an object is and even distinguish its basic shape. "The sensory feedback was …

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Now You Can Buy Art Created From Your DNA

Genetic Ink sequences your DNA to create a print that’s so you. Literally.<p>Decorating an apartment is all about infusing your space with a sense of <i>you</i>. And what could be more integral to your style and your sense of self than DNA? Genetic Ink, a New York City-based startup, aims to elevate genetic …

No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery

Stephan Drake was halfway down a backcountry ski run in Alaska last March, filming with Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia, when he aired over a steep spine onto an unexpected wind crust. The snow grabbed his right ski and Drake felt the unmistakable <i>snap!</i> of his knee ripping apart as he rolled …

Medicine

Why People Born in Winter Might Live Longer

An analysis of Swedes shows that those who gestated and were born during warmer times were more likely to die of cold-induced heart attacks.<p>Extreme cold kills more people than extreme heat, and it does so in a variety of ways.<p>You could freeze to death. You could be spending more time inside, …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

Ecstatic states

In the Vietnam War, Bob Walker had been a helicopter mechanic, and he’d watched as his best friend was decapitated by an incoming helicopter’s propeller blade. Ever since then the 69-year-old Paradise, CA vet has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder — a psychological condition that …

How Much of the Brain Can a Person Do Without?

Last week the world learned of a woman who has been living normally with no cerebellum. That's not the limit to the brain's plasticity either.<p><b>This month a 24-year-old woman in China's</b> Shandong Province walked into a hospital complaining of nausea and dizziness, and walked out having learned that …

10 Quotes Women Should Live by

WOMEN! One word, yet so many angles and topics to be discussed. Currently there are a lot of articles talking about '20 things women should know in …

Can Laughing Help You Lose Weight?

Can laughing help you lose weight? I am sure you heard before of how much laughing is very beneficial for you. It relives stress, lifts your mood, …

Why You Don't Fall in Love

Let’s face it, I’m a person who easily develops feelings for others. Over the past two years, I've been giving you a constant update of what’s going …

Relationships

How to Make a Ballerina Bun With Light Hair

If you're a gal with light hair and think you can't go for dramatic hair do’s like ballerina buns, then we're here to tell you that you absolutely …

The Don'ts of a Relationship on Social Media

So you love him? Really? How about you tell us just how much? #love4ever or #together4ever.<p>Okay, so how long have you been together? …

26 Signs You Are Addicted to Your Smartphone

I won’t ask you if you are <b>addicted to your smartphone</b>, you will find out yourself from the list of signs below. It is a fact, in the time we are …

How to cure cancer: Time magazine’s April 1 cover is wrong and cruel.

A decade ago, when I was on the national desk at <i>Newsweek</i>, a handful of us would spend slow nights competing to see who could come closest to writing …