Nazneen Rahman

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48 Women Empowering Other Women

The Create & Cultivate conferences invite some of the most successful women in the world to inspire, inform and empower other women. Here's a sneak preview.<p>As the social and digital environment constantly changes, applying the same tried and tested techniques will only ensure content contributes to …

This prosthetic arm is powered by Bluetooth and your mind

Robotic limbs aren't a new technology, though the range of motion and strength of such limbs continue to improve. Controlling prosthetics with your mind is another area of refinement, but they're typically connected directly to a patient's brain. A new technique where the robotic arm clicks …

Cyborgs

Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds

An inexpensive generic drug that saves the lives of wounded soldiers and civilian car crash victims has now been shown to rescue women suffering hemorrhages in childbirth.<p>Postpartum hemorrhage, in which women bleed uncontrollably after childbirth, kills an estimated 100,000 women a year in poor and …

Medicine

FDA approves Bayer's Stivarga to treat most common liver cancer

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Bayer AG's drug Stivarga to treat liver cancer, the first such approval in nearly a decade.<p>Stivarga is already approved to treat colorectal cancer in patients who have previously been treated with other therapies. …

Cancer

Revised health care bill still has 'serious flaws', US bishops maintain

Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2017 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A leading U.S. bishop expressed grave concerns Thursday about a revised health care bill …

Health Care

Michelle Obama says she won't run for office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former first lady Michelle Obama said she would never run for political office because she "wouldn't ask my children to do this again."<p>In her first speech since leaving the White House, she told an audience at the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando that being …

The White House

£1.27 billion Cancer Drugs Fund a political 'quick-fix' that harmed some patients, review finds

David Cameron’s flagship Cancer Drugs Fund was a “quick-fix” election promise that wasted more than a £1 billion and left dying patients in agony, a review has found.<p>Just one in five of the medicines offered by the now reformed scheme was capable of benefiting recipients, cancer experts revealed on …

Cancer

Cancer Drugs Fund condemned as expensive and ineffective

Treatments approved by David Cameron’s scheme were not worth money, extended life very little and often had adverse side-effects, study finds<p>The Cancer Drugs Fund, set up by the government to pay for expensive medicines that the NHS would not normally finance, failed to benefit patients and may …

Cancer

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

The lambs spent four weeks in the external wombs and seemed to develop normally<p>Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, …

Pregnancy

We’re Getting Closer to Mass Production of Bones, Organs, and Implants - Bloomberg

Medical researchers have been able to create certain kinds of living cells with 3D printers for more than a decade. Now a few companies are getting …

Printing

The 100 best love songs of all time

Music

Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones in 'enormous scientific breakthrough'

International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA of two extinct human relatives - the Neanderthals, and the Denisovans- from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution.<p>The technique could be valuable for reconstructing human evolutionary …

Anthropology

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

Medicine

The Blood of the Crab

Horseshoe crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel—and so biomedical companies are bleeding 500,000 every year. Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?<p>Meghan Owings plucks a horseshoe crab out of a tank and bends its helmet-shaped shell in half to reveal a soft white …

E.coli

Spending on the English NHS

How much will the government spend on health in England over this parliament, and how far will the money go? There are a lot of different numbers …

NHS

Ella + Louis = Jazz’s Greatest Duets?

On 16 August 1956 there began one of the most unlikely, yet rewarding, partnerships in jazz. Norman Granz who had earlier in the year formed Verve …

Jazz

Artist Gives Historical Women Of Color The Glorious Crowns They Deserve

"Women are both warriors and creators, fighters and powerful yet fragile enough to care for human life."<p>In Nicaraguan artist Ivette Cabrera’s delicate drawings, women real and imagined don elaborate headdresses. The black, white and red crowns transcend fashion trends and sovereign traditions, …

Women of Color

Sir Venki Ramikrishnan: Antibiotics and the cell's protein factory

Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan is a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who has contributed to our understanding of the atomic structure of the …

Biology
Digital Marketing

Types Of Blood: Why AB Negative And Positive Are So Rare

You’ve probably donated blood at least once in your life so, along with free apple juice, the American Red Cross gave you a card identifying your …

Medicine

Here are our favorite signs from New York’s March for Science

In which the analytical types get creative<p>Scientists aren’t usually known for taking to the streets, but that’s just what they did in New York yesterday as part of the March for Science. It was one of more than 600 rallies yesterday for scientists and their supporters.<p>Though the organizers …

March for Science

The Future is Female: 10 Books That Celebrate Women

<b>Some of the brightest minds of the last 75 years have been working diligently to dismantle the patriarchy, and this list of books is a great place to</b> …

Feminism

Why Do People Cherry-Pick Which Science They Accept?

Have you heard of Cafeteria Catholicism? It’s what they call heresy these days, picking and choosing which religious laws one lives by as though …

Atheism

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter

Quantum liquid crystals exist.<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid …

Quantum Mechanics

Women's movements are more important than ever at this critical moment for global women's rights

January 20th marked a critical moment for the world: the new President-elect of the United States Donald Trump was inaugurated, officially …

Women's Rights
Climate

Sophie Okonedo: ‘My body is my barometer – my instincts are physical’

The celebrated actor on her new play with Damian Lewis, why performing is an adventure, and leaving London for the country<p>Sophie Okonedo was born in 1968 in London and studied at Rada. She has worked extensively across theatre, film and TV and was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for …

Entertainment

We Finally Know How Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen, and It's Really Freaking Weird

They start to metabolise like plants.<p>Naked mole rats (<i>Heterocephalus glaber</i>) have never been the most conventional mammal - the scrotum-looking …

Biology

Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants

Far more than a simple hinge, the human knee is a complex, intricate mechanism, and a knee injury is a painful and debilitating of condition that's …

3D Printing