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3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Is Caffeine Good for My Workouts?

Coffee is a very popular drink among athletes. Some of the reason for this is cultural—the get-together after training, for example. (Note the …

The Explainer: Why Kids Shouldn't Be Focused on Just 1 Sport

<b>ABSTRACT</b>: Lindsey Vonn was skiing by her second birthday, Michael Phelps was in the pool at age seven and under the wings of Bob Bowman by 10, and Wayne Gretzky was skating with 10-year-olds—when he was six. While child prodigies are, by definition, the exception to the norm, they help set public …

The Week In Numbers: Fire In Space, The First Cloned Human Embryo, And More

<b>1,350 light-years</b>: the distance to a "fiery ribbon" stretching across the Orion Nebula, captured recently by a submillimeter-wavelength camera inside Chile's Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope. The ribbon is actually a glow given off by cold interstellar dust at wavelengths too long for human …

Thinglist: A Note-Taking App That Keeps Track of Your Every Wish

Apple's proprietary note-taking app is mediocre at best. You can make new notes, write things on them, and that's about it. So if you're one of those …

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Breathe, Relax, Repeat: Devices for Inner Peace

Breathe in energy and positivity. Breathe out distractions and bad feelings. Envision a calm place and let yourself go there.<p>Who are you kidding? …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

BlackBerry's New Q5: The Cheap Keyboard Phone for Emerging Markets and Hello Kitty Fans

BlackBerry just introduced a cheaper phone. With colors. The new Q5 is the company's first entry into the mid- to low-cost phone range since …

New Surgical Tape Works Like A Parasitic Worm

The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.<p>Scientists have built a better bandage that'll stick to you like a leech. Literally. The new prototype adhesive bandage sticks even to wet skin, using a technique inspired by a parasitic worm that …

Supercomputers Calculate Structure Of Bones On The Molecular Level

Bone fibers contain an odd couple of gooey protein and crystallized mineral.<p>Like the best of statesmen, bone is both strong and a little bit flexible. That's because it combines a soft, gel-like substance (collagen) with a stiff, strong one (mineral hydroxyapatite). Now, one team of engineers say …

Everything You Need To Know About Ricin, The Poison Mailed To President Obama

Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth, it's scarily easy to make, and somebody is mailing it to the President and at least one U.S. senator. What it is, how it works, and more, inside.<p>Yesterday, an envelope addressed to Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, was found to …

Tuberculosis prevention may speed drug resistance

<i>Posted on behalf of Amy Maxmen.</i><p>A study published today in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> illustrates the perverse choice that public-health experts …

Dangerous minds: new research unravels the brains of psychopaths

Can an inside look at grey matter help explain unsettling behavior?<p>What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath? One new study, the latest in a line of controversial recent research tackling that question, offers yet another clue about how the grey matter of individuals diagnosed with psychopathy …

Heart bypass or angioplasty? There’s an app for that - Scope

A new online tool can help seniors with advanced heart disease decide between two possible medical interventions - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft …

Stanford and Oxford team up for conference on "big data's" role in biomedicine - Scope

The number of gene-expression data sets available in public databases has climbed rapidly over the past decade, allowing researchers to spot disease …

After injury, brain ‘niche’ makes astrocytes - Futurity

DUKE (US) — Astrocytes, brain cells once thought to impede healing, are actually necessary to …

Bringing people back from the dead

<b>A doctor says people can be revived several hours after they have seemingly died. Should this change the way we think about death?</b><p>Carol Brothers can't recall the exact moment she died.<p>"I know it must have been a Friday around lunchtime, because we'd got back from shopping," the 63-year old says. "I …

10 Important Firsts of Modern Medicine

If you were asked to imagine an aspect of modern healthcare, there are a number of things you might come up with—an operating theatre, perhaps, or an …

Doctors told to improve dementia diagnosis rates

Doctors will be set a target to diagnose another 160,000 dementia sufferers in a government drive to tackle the incurable brain condition. Jeremy …

Update to Google Play Store includes colorful layout

On the evening before the Google I/O keynote address, the Web giant has spruced up its Google Play Store.<p>Version 4.1.6, which appeared Tuesday night, features colorful home buttons for the store's App, Movies, and Games categories, as well as improved spacing for the "open" and "install" buttons on …

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