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Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which …

Personalized Medicine

The biotech empires of Silicon Valley and Europe

Bérénice Magistretti Contributor<p>Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Swiss data analytics company Sophia Genetics could be Switzerland’s next …

How far do you have to run to burn off a burger?

How much sex is equivalent to a slice of cheese? And how hard is it to make up for a donut? BBC Future examines just how much exercise is needed to offset your favourite snacks.<p>The gym bunny’s equation is simple enough: calories in versus calories out. After you’ve worked up a sweat in the gym, you …

Fitness

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

Let Girls Learn

Addressing the global crisis in girls’ education requires not just investment, but challenging cultural beliefs and practices.<p>Right now, 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. They’re receiving no formal education at all—no reading, no writing, no math—none of the basic skills they need to …

Why Angry Men Are More Influential Than Angry Women

Righteous anger is one of Hollywood’s favorite devices for delineating an inspirational figure. Atticus Finch has it in <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i>, Peter …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

VC Firm First Round: Our Female Founders Outshine The Men

After ten years of investing across 300 companies, venture firm First Round Capital decided to run the data on its portfolio, which includes hits like Blue Apron and Warby Parker, Square and Uber (so outsized, it’s actually excluded from the survey). The results were surprising—and hopeful for …

Venture Capital

40 Important STEM Resources For Women

<b>40 Important STEM Resources For Women</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>According to findings by the Economics & Statistics Administration, less than 25% of STEM …

National Science Foundation

"40 Women Over 40 To Watch" Announces 2015 Honorees

Now in its third year, <b>40 Women Over 40 To Watch</b> showcases power players that prove that being over 40 can be the most productive era for a women. The …

Nature Or Nurture? The Long-Running Debate May Finally Be Settled

It's an age-old debate: do our genes make us who we are, or is it the environment in which we were raised?<p>There's long been agreement that both "nature" and "nurture" play some role in determining many aspects of our physical and mental selves, from our height and weight to our intelligence and …

6 Body Parts You Can Repair Yourself

The holdouts? Your arteries, skin, liver, lungs, and digestive tract, and certain parts of your brain. They're all continually refreshed—if you're healthy. "It's called maintenance regeneration. It's kind of like working on your car," says Stocum. "You've got something going on—you're low on oil, …

Why Disney Is Betting $1 Billion on Wearables

The Magic Band tailors a guest's user experience and eliminates the need to carry cash<p>In the future, you don't carry cash or credit cards, and you don't wait in line. Instead, a magical piece of wearable tech is your everything.<p>There's a gadget that's already testing this vision of tomorrow, and …

Empowerment of Women and Girls

What’s at Stake<p>Women and girls make up half the world’s population. Yet, they often have less access to education, health, and economy as well as …

First woman bishop smashes Church of England's glass ceiling

The Church of England has consecrated its first woman bishop more than two decades after it allowed women to become priests.<p>Mother-of-two Reverend Libby Lane was ordained in a ceremony at York Minster, a Gothic cathedral in northern England. Earlier, Lane had spoken of what she hoped her …

The Rise Of The Tech Superwoman

A curious thing has happened in Silicon Valley.<p>Despite the fact that there are tons of fabulous women leading today’s most innovative tech companies, we (both the media and general public) seem to have collectively latched onto two or three. Can you guess who they are?<p>This isn’t to say that the …

UC Berkeley

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Selma, Sundance, and Scandal: Ava DuVernay on Fighting for Equality in Film

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has made a name for herself as a black female director in a land where mostly men hold the role. A Sundance award-winner and …

Obama Just Made History by Ignoring Men for an Entire Press Conference

President Barack Obama's annual end-of-year press conferences are usually relatively laid-back affairs, with the president and the press corps alike …

9 Giant Leaps For Women In Science and Technology In 2014

By Melissa Jun Rowley6 minute Read<p>Fast-forward to 2018. That year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the country will have 1.2 million …

Touch ID Patent Application Shows Apple Could Expand Home Button Features

A new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) details some additional uses of the Touch ID sensor found on the iPhone and iPad that could make its way into future products. The patent is credited to AuthenTec co-founder Dale R. Setlak, meaning Apple is putting the company it …

SheHeroes: Seeing is Believing

Reverend Libby Lane named as CofE's first female bishop

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1132000/1132247_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526937793_b439bcae678431005dcbe9a47e1664be<p><b>The Reverend Libby Lane has been announced as the first female bishop for the Church of England, just a month after a historic change to canon law.</b><p>She …

Church of England

Stand Together

France Pushes Abortion Rights Beyond Its Borders

PARIS (WOMENSENEWS)–French women reap the benefits of one of the more progressive abortion laws in the European Union and now some activists, …

Technology is a women's rights issue.

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. As …

Gender

Meet The Kung Fu Indian Female Cab Drivers Keeping Women Safe

After an alleged rape by an Uber cab driver in India, women in Mumbai are turning to a new taxi service – run by women trained in kung fu.<p>Viira Cabs …

Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos

What kind of doctor would participate in an inmate’s execution, only to ‘joke’ about getting blood on his jacket? The medical field employs more than …

Microscope Uses Holograms Instead Of Lenses To Diagnose Disease

It could be cheaper and easier to use than traditional microscopes<p>A new prototype microscope doesn't use lenses to magnify objects. Instead, it makes holograms that a computer digitally records and magnifies. The result is a microscope that's cheaper and easier to use than traditional, lens-based …

Microscopy