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Exclusive: Meet the World's First Baby Born With an Assist from Stem Cells

Doctors in Canada have begun a new chapter in medical history, delivering the first in a wave of babies expected to be born this summer through a …

IVF

Apple's plan to harvest customers' DNA could revolutionise medical research

Apple isn't going to harvest customer DNA itself however: In the "two initial studies planned," it will be researchers that send out sample pots, collect, and analyse the subsequent material.<p>The pilot project will be powered by ResearchKit, a new suite of medical research tools that Apple launched …

Medical Technology

These foods will make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need another degree to boost your brainpower at work. According to one author and neurologist, if you want to work smarter, you have to eat smarter.<p>"The answer to a sharp brain is in the gut," says Dr. David Perlmutter, whose latest book, "Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes To …

Wellness

Scientists find potential therapy to suppress deadly brain cancer genes

Nearly 16,000 new cases of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a deadly and incurable brain tumor, are reported each year in the United States, and the median survival rate is only 14 to 16 months.<p>While chemotherapy drugs can help damage DNA and halt the reproduction of these cancer cells, researchers …

Cancer

New optical fiber material could pave the way for computers that "think"

Researchers at the University of Southampton and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have found that fiber optics can be used to …

Singularity

If you remember this story, another memory will die off

Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories<p>Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Birmingham University and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit …

Would You Use Your Phone to Be in Medical Studies?

This is pretty big since before, researchers may only have had access to study subjects within their community. "Access to more diverse patient-reported health data will help us learn more about long-term after-effects of cancer treatments and provide us with a better understanding of the breast …

FDA Approves New Appetite Pacemaker Device

Federal health officials approved a new obesity device Wednesday that controls appetite with electrical pulses.<p>It’s the first new obesity device to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration in more than seven years. Yet doctors admit they aren’t quite sure how it works.<p>The surgically …

Weight Loss

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

Uncovering the genetic basis of obesity hints at new ways to define it

'It’s not just you and your bad habits; it’s not fully volitional.'<p>Obesity is determined by both by a person’s environment and their genetics. But until recently, researchers didn’t know exactly what role various regions of our DNA played in determining how human bodies look. Now, researchers have …

Genetics

Scientists Develop Crappy New Way to Estimate a City’s Obesity…Literally

Information about the health of a town could someday be tracked by the tiny organisms present in the local sewage, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists were able to accurately estimate a city’s obesity level based on analysis of gut microbes found in sewage samples. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)<p>Research …

University of Michigan