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Computational biology: an informal career path : Naturejobs Blog

Computational biology is one of the fastest growing areas in biomedical research but many biology students or researchers may not have time to study …

Machine Learning

How Genetic Engineering Via CRISPR Will Change Our Lives

If you were told just a couple of decades ago that you would be one day carrying in your pocket a small device more powerful than any computational …

Genetic Engineering

Type-1 diabetes 'prevention' trial starts in Scotland

<b>A major trial is set to start in Scotland aimed at preventing type-1 diabetes in children.</b><p>Researchers are preparing to contact all 6,400 families in the country affected by the condition.<p>Children who have a parent or sibling with type-1 diabetes will be invited for a blood test to see if they are …

3 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Chances of Living to 100

More Americans than ever, especially women, are celebrating the big 1-0-0. The number of centenarians has spiked by nearly 44 percent in recent …

Are you drinking enough water? 3 ways to stay hydrated on even your busiest days

You’ve probably heard this health tip before: drink plenty of water. It seems so basic, yet many overlook one of the simplest ways to feel and look our best. Getting enough H20 boosts energy levels, regulates appetite, keeps skin looking healthy and balances your metabolism!<p>Are you reaching for …

Wellness

Your Fitness Tracker Can Save Your Life

Wearing a fitness tracker is an easy and effective way to monitor your daily exercise and movement. Whether you go for a 10-mile run on the treadmill with Khloe Kardashian’s workout playlist or a 10-minute walk around the office park with your cubicle besties, every mile and calorie counts. If you …

The Smartphone Apps That Diagnose STDs

See who receives the photos—and what they do with them<p>If a weird rash or bump appears on your penis, the smartest thing to do is show it to a medical professional.<p>But if you’re uncomfortable pulling down your pants in front of your doctor, there’s a slightly less awkward way to get checked for …

Could you be allergic to these everyday things?

Everybody knows somebody with an allergy to pollen, dust, pet dander, or peanuts (maybe you even have one of these common ailments yourself). But you may be surprised about some of the lesser known materials, foods, or environments that an cause allergic reactions in certain people.<p>An allergic …

The Fantastic Voyage Of VR Health Arrives

The thing about science fiction is – often it comes true. Back in 1966 writer, Harry Kleiner penned a wildly futuristic film fantasy called <i>Fantastic Voyage</i>. In it, a submarine crew is shrunk to microscopic size and venture into the body of an injured scientist to repair the damage to his brain. I …

Diabetes Drug That Also Treats Obesity Could Make Billions

Being fat sucks. I’m not judging; I’ve been overweight all my life. Obesity puts you at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even …

“The most impossible job in the world” may finally go to a woman this year

While most people in the US remain focused on the upcoming presidential election, there’s another important governing body that will soon be selecting a new leader. The United Nations, the international organization with a mandate to address some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues, will …

UN Security Council

Mightybell’s CEO Has This Valuable Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

If you work smarter, you'll win.<p><i>What advice would you give to young women who want to become entrepreneurs? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mightybell, on</b> …

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Flip this switch for weight loss that lasts.<p><i>This article was orginally posted by our partners at</i> Prevention <i>and republished with permission.</i><p><i>From the book</i> The Hormone Reset Diet: Balance your Hormones and Lose up to 15 pounds in just 3 weeks! <i>by Sara Gottfried. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried.</i> …

Here's what could happen to Earth over the next 500 years

1/<p>Let's start with the year 2100, when things really started getting hot — on average, almost 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than in 2016.<p>3/<p>Glaciers in …

Climate Change

Apple pips Google and Coca-Cola to claim title as most valuable brand

The brand and logo of Apple has been named the most valuable in the world – worth nearly $119bn (£80bn), or more than the entire gross domestic product of Morocco, Ecuador or Oman.<p>The Silicon Valley firm, already the world’s biggest company – with a stock market valuation of $591bn – saw its brand …