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On-demand startup Zirtual will be back in business thanks to Startups.co

On Monday, more than 400 employees of a company that provides on-demand, virtual assistants were unexpectedly laid off with little explanation other …

Startups

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Brain's gray matter may be first target of MS - Futurity

Multiple sclerosis may originate in a different part of the brain than previously believed, a …

Paying Doctors For A Job Well Done Benefits Patients, New Studies Find

But the jury's still out, overall, whether paying doctors by their performance works.<p>Some CEOs get paid by how much profit their companies make, and servers in the U.S. get rewarded through customer tips. Should doctors get paid the same way?<p>Two new randomized trials, published this week in the</i> …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Tests spot healthy aging vs. Alzheimer's risk - Futurity

Researchers have developed a new way to distinguish memory decline associated with healthy aging from …

Breast cancer drug works for high-risk women - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — For women with a high risk of breast cancer, taking tamoxifen …

For lung transplants, bigger is better - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Oversized donor lungs may be a better, safer fit for lung …

Medicine

Test of PfSPZ malaria vaccine encouraging

A trial of an experimental malaria vaccine called PfSPZ gave protection to 12 of the 15 people who received it. But researchers caution that more work is needed.<p>August 08, 2013|By Melissa Pandika<p>Malaria-infected mosquitoes are ready for dissection for vaccine production… (Robert Thompson / Sanaria…)<p>…

Quantum dots safely 'see' in deep tissue - Futurity

U. BUFFALO (US) — Monkeys showed no health problems three months after being injected with …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Laser Nanosensor Can Detect Bacteria In Minutes

This tiny device could eventually measure tumor cells, too.<p>A new matchbox-sized nanosensor can scan for the presence of bacteria and tell if an antibiotic is effective within a few minutes, rather than the days or weeks that conventional testing methods require.<p>Researchers at EPFL, the Swiss …