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Opinion: Four reasons for investors to buy biotechnology stocks now

Beaten-down biotechnology stocks have been so cheap for so long, rattled investors pray every day that a big drug company with firepower will swoop …

Multiple Sclerosis

Watch the government create the world's largest 3D-printed object in under one minute

This is the world's largest 3D-printed object. It was printed at Oak Ridge National Lab, and took 30 hours to make. It's a tool that will help Boeing build aircraft wings. Preliminary tests show it's lighter, cheaper, and just as strong as the current tool.<p><i>Video courtesy of US Department of Energy</i> …

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

Deep Learning

Packaging design and branding: Endorfina

Endorfina is a packaging design, branding and graphic design project shared by Łobzowska Studio on their Behance profile. There are a lot of things …

A scientist has discovered why happiness might very well be genetic

A human's level of happiness is linked to their genetic makeup, according to a researcher who carried out groundbreaking work in the area—but it's …

3D Printing Skin Is Real: Here's What You Need to Know

NBD if you had to read that twice. But it’s true: Scientists at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have developed a bioprinter that prints real, human flesh. While this sounds like it could be a freaky prequel to <i>Silence of the Lambs</i>, it’s actually a game-changer in the skin-care world, and we …

Skin Care

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …

'Breast in a day': New surgery option for women who undergo a mastectomy

<i>February is National Cancer Prevention Month. It's a disease that more than a million Americans are diagnosed with each year, according to the</i> <i>National Cancer Institute. TODAY’s special series, "War on Cancer," looks at the latest advances in the fight against this deadly disease.</i><p>Courtney Curtin has …

Cancer

Resistance to 'Last Resort' Antibiotics Being Spread to Humans by Flies

The agricultural industry has long been considered an enemy of humanity when it comes to recklessly pumping antibiotics into animals. In further …

Public Health

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no …

Profit

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

How to enroll in medicine’s most exciting experiment

The Precision Medicine Initiative announced by President Obama last year generated excitement across the scientific and medical worlds. Instead of a …

San Diego

This man is repurposing the building blocks of chemistry — and it could be the future of medicine

"We work on training and educating the very people that end up inventing the society-shaping materials that dictate your life and keep you alive," Baran told Business Insider. "We work on inventing methods that can be used by people engaged in making agriculture, drugs, and material, to allow …

DNA Model

New net-zero Solar Farmhouse from Deltec generates all its own energy

In these uncertain times of erratic weather and changing climate patterns, net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green …

Living Rooms

Here’s how you use mobile phones to learn programming when you don’t have a desktop

It’s not easy for computer science students at most universities in Africa to practice and develop their programming skills. They have the ability to program, but access to desktop or laptop computers might be a problem. I experienced this first-hand while teaching programming at a Kenyan …

Mobile

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Premature babies benefit from compact MRI scanner

Doctors in Sheffield are pioneering the use of a compact neonatal MRI scanner to scan the brains of premature babies.<p>The machine at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, one of only two in the world, is being used instead of ultrasound.

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

Genetics

Thermometer and pills

Why It’s So Hard For Robots To Get A Grip

Robots are all thumbs. Engineers are working to improve dexterity so bots can take over housekeeping drudgework—as well as people’s jobs.<p>Berkeley robotics professor Ken Goldberg is turning an empty coffee mug around and around in his hands. “Oh, it’s so complicated for a robot to be able to make …

Robotics

Chinese company implants 3-D printed blood vessels into monkeys

<b>Beijing, China (CNN) —</b> A major breakthrough in 3-D printed medicine could bring hope to nearly 1.8 billion patients with cardiovascular disease.<p>Chinese scientists working for Sichuan Revotek have successfully 3-D printed blood vessels and implanted them in rhesus monkeys, the company said.<p>It is a …

3D

Genetic engineering: Who cleans up the mess?

WASHINGTON – Scientists believe genetic engineering experiments have the potential to wipe out malaria and other illnesses that kill millions of …

Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers<p>When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, …

Developing Countries

Baby should sleep in same room as parents for up to a year

Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents for at least the first six months of their lives to minimize the risk of sleep-related deaths, according to new guidelines from U.S. pediatricians.<p>Ideally, babies should stay in their parents’ room at night for a full year, according to …

Pregnancy

A Personalized Nutrition Company Will Use Your DNA To Tell You What To Eat

Is a diet based on your genome the future of nutrition?<p>Dieting in the United States is a multi-million dollar industry. Over the past few decades, there have been diets that focus on increasing protein, eliminating fats, lowering calories—you name the food group, a diet fad has been centered around …

New Pain-Killing Gel Could Help With Limb Transplants

The gel can differentiate between healthy and inflamed flesh.<p>A new gel could revolutionize pain treatment by going where it needs to go when it needs to be there and leaving everywhere else alone. The gel, developed by Jeff Karp at the Laboratory for Accelerated Medical Innovation at the Brigham …

China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

Genetics

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …