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The Hutch closes in on a cancer cure

The driven leaders at Seattle’s landmark cancer-research center say a cure is within sight.

Immunotherapy

Stem cells from adults function just as well as those from embryos: Stem cells from elderly donors can be used for personalized treatment of age-related chronic and degenerative diseases, concludes a new review

Stem cells from elderly donors can be used for personalized treatment of age-related chronic and degenerative diseases, concludes a new review<p>A …

Stem Cells

There's an algorithm to simulate our brains. Too bad no computer can run it

Scientists just created an algorithm capable of performing a complete human brain simulation. Now we just have to wait for someone to build a computer powerful enough to run it.<p>The team, comprised of researchers from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, recently published a white paper detailing the …

Doctors Have Restored The Sight of Two People in a Monumental World First

This could end one of the most common forms of blindness.<p>British physicians have successfully used stem cells to repair the degenerating tissue at …

Multiple sclerosis: Have researchers found a key to prevention?

A potential new therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis has now been identified in a new study conducted by researchers at the University of …

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better | Inc.com

Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When Stanford researchers recently peered into the brains of students to see how attitude affects …

The Brain

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Medicine

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

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Shopping

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web

Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it’s launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party sites, and include a suite of other privacy features intended to help users keep surfing privately as they …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

Cell Biology

Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Researchers are now developing a new method of killing cancer more effectively. Their strategy "starves" tumors, depriving them of the main nutrient …

New instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail

Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye. By incorporating a lens that changes optical …

Imaging

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

Creativity

‘This is a game-changer’: New shingles vaccine dramatically improves protection

"It was like being wrapped in flaming barbed wire."<p>That's how Erin Bell, a 48-year-old nutritionist from Peterborough, Ont., describes having shingles.<p>She got shingles at age 42 and the itchy, unsightly blisters that stretched across her torso faded away relatively quickly, but the nerve pain …

The web is dying, but mesh networks could save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book | Inc.com

How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book recommendation for you that will remind you just how many of your fellow Americans aren't …

Bill Gates

'Life-changing' routine injection to prevent millions breaking bones

A “life-changing” injection using cells harvested from pregnant women promises to dramatically reduce bone fractures caused by ageing and disease.<p>Scientists behind the new technique say the treatment could prevent hundreds of thousands of unnecessary breaks each year and save the NHS billions of …

10 ways to get richer in 2017: Raise your credit, invest your cash and save more money

After getting into shape (lol), spending less and saving more tops the list of Americans' most popular New Year's resolutions, according to Nielsen's …

A Payment Model That Prevents Unnecessary Medical Treatment

As payers and providers in the U.S. health care system shift from fee for service to value-based approaches that pay providers for quality, they are turning to two models: One is procedure- and DRG-based bundled payments that pay one price for all the care related to treating a condition. The other …

I tried hypnosis to help me get healthy — here's what happened

From celebrity diets to crazy fitness trends, people are willing to try anything to get healthy and lose weight. I know this because, for so long, …

Graphene dots turn waste CO2 into fuel - Futurity

Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it.

Chemistry

Its Energy Storage's Time to Shine

Power storage has been a major topic of discussion within energy industry circles, particularly in connection with renewable energy, as technological advances appear poised to bring with them a new level of innovation. Affordable storage would allow for more renewable power sources on the grid, …

Energy Storage

The 12 key science moments of 2016

1 World Health Organisation declares a public emergency of international concern over Zika<p>1 February<p>In global health, 2016 will be remembered as the year a little known virus made a major impact. It felt strangely familiar, but this time it wasn’t Ebola making headlines around the world, it was …

Peter Piot

Neuroscience Finds This Seemingly Mindless Exercise Sharpens Your Brain | Inc.com

To help improve focus, develop superior thinking skills and improve cognitive function, a deep-thinking activity like chess might come to mind. If there were a sport that produced the same brain boosting results, you'd probably think one like soccer -- with its all-in-one multi-tasking trifecta of …

Humanity

Researchers in the U.K. link the way people walk with personality types

Anyone who has ever seen a fighter swagger to the ring or to the Octagon for a prize fight will know that there are certain walks which spell danger …

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