Karissa Jackson

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Avoid These Big Medicare Mistakes People Make

Most Americans in, or near, retirement know too little about Medicare, causing them to pay far more out-of-pocket for retirement medical care than they should and make big Medicare mistakes.<p>Many people believe Medicare — the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older — covers all or …

Health Care

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

When Georgia Bowen was born by emergency cesarean on May 18, she took a breath, threw her arms in the air, cried twice, and went into cardiac arrest.<p>The baby had had a heart attack, most likely while she was still in the womb. Her heart was profoundly damaged; a large portion of the muscle was …

General Hospital

Discovery of 'Mini-Brains' Could Change Understanding of Pain Medication

<i>Summary: Findings could help with the development of new painkillers to target back pain, arthritis and other pain disorders.</i><p>Source: University of …

What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

If you’ve ever tried substituting baking powder for baking soda (or vice versa), you’ve discovered that you can’t use the two interchangeably. We’ve …

Study Shows Direct Relationship Between Alzheimer's Tau Protein and Cholesterol

<b>We have known for some years that Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by two types of lesions, amyloid plaques and degenerated tau protein.</b> …

DARPA develops a way for humans to produce their own lifesaving vaccines

ST. LOUIS — The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself.<p>Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts …

New Monsanto Spray Kills Bugs by Messing With Their Genes

In a fascinating long piece in <i>MIT Technology Review,</i> Antonio Regalado examines the genetically modified seed industry's latest blockbuster app in …

Almost 'fully-formed' human brain grown in lab

A nearly fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time ever, according to scientists from Ohio State University -- though …

Ohio State University

Engineered yeast turns sugar into painkiller

Scientists have reprogrammed the genetic machinery of baker’s yeast so that the fast-growing cells can convert sugar into hydrocodone in just three …

Daily rhythm in human cells

Fatty acids are important components of cell membranes. They have signaling functions within the cells and play a role in controlling metabolic …

You Could One Day Be Identified By Your Unique 'Brainprint'

Our neurons respond differently to the same words<p>Sometimes, other people interpret your words differently than you may have intended--like you’re not on the same wavelength. Turns out that the neuroscience backs up that idea; words elicit unique neurological responses in different people's brains, …

14 Hacks That'll Help The Laziest Person Host A Dinner Party

For even the laziest of cooks.

Cooking

Why People Take Antipsychotics For Depression

A decade ago, drug companies started heavily marketing the antipsychotics Abilify, Seroquel, and Zyprexa as treatments for depression — despite concerns over serious side effects. That marketing is subsiding now as generics hit the market, but it may have created a dangerous clinical standard.<p>In a …

Depression

Italian surgeon to conduct first human head transplant

An Italian neurosurgeon named Dr. Sergio Canavero has found a patient that he plans to conduct the world’s first human head transplant on. The …

Medical Technology Makes 'Time of Death' Harder to Pinpoint

Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.<p>We tried our best, but CPR, an injection of epinephrine, and 360 joules of electricity all failed to restart Mrs. Melnyk’s heart. When everybody on the resuscitation …

Medicine

A year after announcement, first big pharma study using Apple’s ResearchKit goes live

Apple is adding a new “Movement Disorder API” to its open-source ResearchKit framework that will allow Apple Watch to continuously monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms.<p>expand full story<p>WebMD has launched a new version of its pregnancy app that uses Apple’s ResearchKit framework to easily conduct …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

7 Things That Show That Evolution Is An Actual Fact

If you're tired of arguing with people who don't understand evolution, here's the ammunition you need.<p>"The fossil record is incomplete! Where are the missing links?" ask creationists. Yes, the fossil record is "incomplete". The only way it could be "complete" would be if literally every single …

Evolution

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

Science News<p>A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called …

Chimpanzees

Has science just disproved God?

Has the idea of God just taken a deathblow from its old enemy, science?<p>Richard Dawkins’ site suggests that some recent MIT research is pretty much …

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

Genetics

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Star Trek

This is your brain on love

Falling in love is a truly strange experience.<p>You become utterly, inexplicably obsessed with one person. You feel a spike of pleasure whenever you get a text or email from them, and spend as much time with them as humanly possible. You see the good in them, but not the bad. When you're with them, …

Brain Hormone Improves Learning, Memory, And Wards Off Alzheimer's

The human brain is an extraordinarily powerful machine. So, imagine if science one day discovered a way to protect and even improve our most valuable …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …