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FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Diabetes

23andMe Raises Another $250 Million—and Wants to Use Your Genetic Data to Make Drugs

Silicon Valley startup (and 2017 <i>Fortune</i> Change the World list honoree) 23andMe is on a mission to use your genetic information to conduct …

Venture Capital

Yes, It's True: These Natural Supplements for Anxiety Actually Work

Anxiety is one of those things that isn’t an issue until it hits you like a ton of bricks—whether in the form of unexpected heart palpitations, …

We Can Finally Read The 'Clock' That Tells How Long Human Cells Have Left to Live

This will help us understand disease.<p>Up until now, it's only been possible to track where cells are in their life cycle once they're dead. However, a …

Research

Hackers Have Already Started to Weaponize Artificial Intelligence

Last year, two data scientists from security firm ZeroFOX conducted an experiment to see who was better at getting Twitter users to click on …

Artificial Intelligence

This Neuroscientist Shares How to Hack Your Brain So You Can Reach Peak Success | Inc.com

Recently, my editor invited me to write an advice letter to my 17-year-old self. It was an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of 50+ years life experience. Of course, the flip side was realizing lost benefits of youth. The mature brain may be wiser, but even my simple "senior moments" like …

The Brain

The FDA says ecstasy is a ‘breakthrough’ drug for PTSD patients

It's a big step forward for a controversial treatment.<p>Ecstasy doesn’t sound like something you do in a doctor’s office. But the Food and Drug Administration wants that to change. The FDA just approved the substance, more clinically known as MDMA, as a ‘breakthrough’ drug—and will work to move it …

Ecstasy (Drug)

The quantum internet is just a decade away — here's what you need to know

The word "quantum" sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough elicits a positive response, in the case of a so-called quantum internet, people have a reason to be excited.<p>In the simplest of terms, a quantum …

Quantum Computing

Hackers of the future could use malware stored in DNA to infect computers

Researchers from the University of Washington have figured out a way to take over a computer by encoding malicious software into physical strands of …

Genetics

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

University of Washington

Scientists Have Used CRISPR to Edit a Human Embryo in The US For The First Time

Humanity just took a big step forward.<p>Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the US.<p>This work adds to the …

Genetics

How Nanoparticles And a Common Spice Are Killing Cancer Cells

This is not some old wives' tale.<p>Scientists have come up with a potential new way to treat neuroblastoma, the most common kind of cancer in infants, …

Amazon has set its sights on healthcare tech with a stealth lab it calls '1492'

Now it seems to be trying to put itself into position for similar success in healthcare as that market goes digital.<p>The e-commerce giant has set up a new, stealthy lab called "1492" that's dedicated to healthcare technology, CNBC reported Wednesday.<p>According to the report, the lab is exploring ways …

Health Care Industry

Implanting Stem Cells Into The Brain Might Extend Human Lifespan

The fountain of youth was in our heads all along.<p>As far as brain regions go, the hypothalamus is something of a multi-tasker: it helps control our …

Neuroscience