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Analyzing the Trump effect: Is America having a nervous breakdown?

Think people are losing their minds over President Trump? Maybe it’s not all in your head.<p>The American Psychological Association is holding its …

Mental Health

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

“Unprecedented” research reverses age-related wrinkles and hair loss in mice

A breakthrough new study from researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham has demonstrated that reversing mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse …

hair loss

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally …

Genetics

Here's how patients say they reversed early Alzheimer's symptoms

There are two California doctors who are shaking up the medical world, saying their protocols can dramatically improve brain health in children and …

Dementia

US starts to drown in waste that China will no longer accept

About 900 tons of trash are dumped at all hours of the day and night, five days a week, on the conveyor belts. Photo: VCG<p>For months, a major …

Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication

New results could change the face of Alzheimer's treatment; the herpes simplex virus is found to play a vital role in the condition, and antiherpetic …

Going to a sauna can lower your risk of stroke by 60%

We already know that getting healthy means eating more greens, sleeping longer, and working out more, but a new study found that there’s one …

Wellness

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Too many people die from strokes because treatment is delayed

By Kevin Sheth<p>Recently, I cared for an 82-year-old grandfather who was having some trouble opening a jar of jelly. Twenty minutes later, the fork he was using fell out of his hand. Feeling tired, he lay down, and on waking four hours later, he and his wife discovered that his arm was flaccid. …

Medicine

CRISPR Is Already Changing Our World, Here's How

Deleting heart conditions out of embryos.<p>Even if you have no idea how it works or what the letters stand for, chances are you've at least heard of …

The Automated Gardens of Eden

Yukai Du<p>Faster, cheaper lighting, robotics, machine learning, and data storage are finally making indoor farming not just feasible but fantastically productive and versatile.<p>Deep in the middle of winter, snow often blankets much of the East Coast of the U.S., and temperatures can drop below …

In defense of sex robots

Imagine this: a man reaches out to grab the enormous silicone breast of his sex robot, and she chastises him. “Stop. You didn’t ask me permission,” she tells him. “You can’t touch me without consent.” While this may sound like a scene from a feminist sci-fi utopia, it could soon be our reality.<p>Sex …

Robotics

CEO Who Tested DIY Herpes Treatment Locks Himself in Lab as Fellow Biohackers Abandon Him

Aaron Traywick, the theatrical CEO of a regulation-averse biotech company called Ascendance Biomedical who recently injected himself with an untested …

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

Anti-anxiety drug found to undo some of alcohol's ill effects on the brain

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have discovered a surprising secondary function for an existing drug. Tandospirone is …

Data Bestsellers: Most Popular Datasets On USA Open Data Portal

The US government’s data portal now offers more than 231,000 datasets, and even these are only a fraction of the data resources available through US federal, state and local governments. Information riches offer boundless possibilities, but can be overwhelming.<p>For those who have a clear goal and an …

Los Angeles

NHS publishes £300m contract for new surgery robots

Robots which carry out heart surgery or remove cancerous tumours could soon be more common after the NHS launched a search for companies to provide £300m of robotics services in UK hospitals.<p>A public tender has been published for companies which manufacture and maintain robots for a range of …

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

Researchers claim they created a substance that regrows hair

Living With Hair Loss<p>Some people really love their hair. They love styling it in various ways, dyeing it, braiding it, and just using it as a way to …

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

by Dom Galeon December 4, 2017 Health & Medicine 25698<p>No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are …

Inhibiting one enzyme may allow us to extend the human lifespan

A Key Enzyme<p>A new study has been able to extend the lifespan of worms and flies by inhibiting RNA polymerase III (Pol III). Since the enzyme is …

Medicine

Aging expert: the first person to live to 1,000 has already been born

To Be Young Forever<p>Aging has plagued biological organisms since life first began on planet Earth and it’s an accepted and universally understood part …

Scientists Have Developed a Baldness Treatment That Helps Grow New Follicles

But there's a catch, of course.<p>There's a plethora of treatments for balding on the market. But what if you could regrow your own hair out of your own …

hair loss

This is why your job is becoming impossible to do

As the old saying goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Consider the onslaught of cognitive overload that so many of us contend …

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

We'd all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us better at retaining information for exams, or at remembering important facts for a presentation or interview, we would probably pay good money for it.<p>This is what researchers have been working on at the University of …

The Brain

Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic — and many men wonder if they were involved or ignored the signs.<p>Consider Owen Cunningham, a director at San Francisco’s KBM-Hogue design …

New Studies Look At Cost And Benefits Of Robotic Surgery

As robotics in medicine becomes more widely adopted, two new studies look at the cost and advantages and disadvantages of robotic surgery versus freehand surgery.<p>University of Stanford researchers conducted a multiyear analysis and study with 24,000 patients with kidney cancer who needed …