Nazneen Rahman

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Scientists have figured out how to stop our bodies from fighting electronic implants

Scar tissue may no longer be an obstacle on our road to becoming cyborgs<p>We may dream of one day becoming cyborgs, with RFID chips implanted in our hands or bionic eyes, but the human body won't necessarily cooperate. Implantable devices like pacemakers have been used regularly for decades, but they …

Biology

31 Remarkable Women Who Changed The World

Here are some of the influential people who changed our world for the better.<p>1. Susan B. Anthony, crusader for the women’s suffrage movement.<p>Aside from her advocacy for women’s suffrage, Anthony also campaigned extensively for the abolition of slavery and the labor rights of women.<p>2. Clara Barton, …

American History

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

After her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Elizabeth Parrish began researching gene therapy treatments. She then started testing them on herself<p>In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

Gene Therapy

Photo essay: Changing world, changing work

<b>Date :</b> 28 February 2017<p>The world of work is changing fast, through innovation, increasing mobility and informality. But it needs to change faster to …

Digital Transformation And Data Will Change All Of Our Workplaces - Are You Prepared?

The nature of work is changing. President Trump may have vowed to bring jobs back to America – but does this take into account the upcoming wave of automation that could throw a spanner in the works? Today, it’s more important than ever that anyone setting out to ensure their organization is …

Automation

With AHCA Pulled Can We Finally Be Adults And Deal With Healthcare?

With Paul Ryan having pulled the American Health Care Act of 2017 from a floor vote to avoid a bigger embarrassment than Republicans and the Trump administration have already undergone, many people I know are cheering. Their current insurance coverage and that in the near future remains intact. …

Health Care

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

Things just got complicated.<p>Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new …

Biology

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

Ryancare Failed Because Paul Ryan Is Still Learning How To Govern

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” But it’s more accurate to say that it’s Paul Ryan who is not yet accustomed to the art of governing.<p>“We were a …

Health Care

The Crazy, Amazing Life Of Immigrant Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was one of America’s greatest inventors and carries a mystique unlike any other immigrant to the United States. Before he became the name of a car company and a character in modern science fiction novels, Nikola Tesla immigrated to the United States and turned into an inventor …

Nikola Tesla

Not All Cardiologists Trust Amgen's Cholesterol Drug Study

The most eagerly awaited study presented at last week’s American College of Cardiology meeting was Amgen’s FOURIER clinical trial. This study involved 27,564 patients with cardiovascular (CV) disease, 80% of whom had already experienced a heart attack. The goal was to show that Amgen’s drug, the …

Clinical Trials

GE Healthcare is planning to add 5,000 software engineers

GE Healthcare is going all-in on software.<p>The division employs about 5,000 software engineers right now, which make up 10% of GE Healthcare's total employment.<p>GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery told Business Insider he expects that number to double over the next several years. That'll be both …

Health Care

Science Says This Is the Most Effective Way to Learn (but You Weren't Taught It in School)

This is the best way to study, research shows, but most schools don't teach it.<p>Whether you went to school in Alabama or Alaska, a pricey private institution or the local public elementary, chances are excellent that your day was organized roughly the same. The day was carved into a certain number …

Education

Cancer Prevention, Occurrence And Treatment: A Game Of Probabilities

<i>“The Prevent-Cancer Diet!” “A New Molecular Target for Treating Pancreatic Cancer!”</i><p>We are constantly bombarded with media announcements of miraculous breakthroughs, giving the false impression that cancer is well on the way to being eliminated as a serious threat, but non-experts–including most …

Cancer

Face of Cambridge man brought to life 700 years after his death

Reconstruction is part of research project aimed at gaining insights into the anonymous poor of the medieval city<p>The face of a Cambridge man who died more than 700 years ago has been reconstructed as part of a project to gain insights into the anonymous poor of the medieval city.<p>The 13th-century …

Archaeology

Deadly spider venom could ward off stroke brain damage, say doctors

Ingredient in funnel web spider venom can protect cells from being destroyed by a stroke, even when given hours after the event, study shows<p>Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world.<p>A …

Medicine

A new kind of doctor's office that charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance could lead to much cheaper prescriptions

For one of Dr. John Burrell's new patients, a six-month supply of a drug fell from $120 to $20.<p>That's because Burrell, who runs a primary-care office in Columbia, South Carolina, manages to charge his patients wholesale prices.<p>Burrell runs a direct primary-care practice. Instead of accepting …

Health Care

Billie Holiday: An Offstage Photo Gallery

Here’s a rare chunk of history. Photographer Jerry Dantzic followed Billie Holiday through her day-to-say life in 1957, two years before her death. This New “York Times <i>Lens</i> story states that he was hired by her record company Decca, but she’d left Decca in ’47 so if he were hired by a label, it would have been Verve. Nonetheless, this is a wonderful gallery of the more human, offstage part of Lady Day’s life.<p>-Michael Cuscuna

Women farmers of Nepal take charge of their lives and livelihoods

<i>A joint programme by UN Women and partners in Nepal has not only improved women farmers’ agricultural production and income, but also changed</i> …

Agriculture

Machine Learning Is The New Proving Ground For Competitive Advantage

• 50% of organizations are planning to use machine learning to better understand customers in 2017.<br>• 48% are planning to use machine learning to gain greater competitive advantage.<br>• Top future uses of machine learning include automated agents/bots (42%), predictive planning (41%), sales & marketing …

Machine Learning

Newer type 2 diabetes drugs show heart protective quality in study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newer class of type 2 diabetes drugs significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease, according to data released on Sunday from a so-called real world study sponsored by AstraZeneca.<p>The drugs, known as …

Diabetes

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

Dr. Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016, he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>He took some time off, then one day he got a call asking if he'd be up for doing a house call for a woman whose son was sick. He …

Health Care

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of our readers<p>Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli …

Singularity

Hand-mounted exoskeleton system helps surgeons get a grip

While many modern robotic inventions seem more like moonshot projects than practical ones, in the medical field, robots have been helping doctors …

Robotics

This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists

In the streaming economy, Voltra hopes to bring the focus back to music ownership<p>Paolo Fragomeni can play half a dozen instruments and owned around 4,500 LP records and a thousand 45s at the peak of his vinyl collection. When wanderlust took over, he digitized his entire library into about 50,000 …

iTunes

'Healthiest hearts' in the world found

<b>The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers.</b><p>Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries - even well into old age - a study in the Lancet showed.<p>"It's an incredible population" with radically different diets and ways of …

Longevity

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Cyborgs

The 20 best duets

<b>20. Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul, Breathe (2003)</b><p>Deprived of a place on the radio playlists, Breathe wound its way into people’s minds with the power of its melody, and became the fifth biggest selling single of the year. Its claim to greatness comes from the way Paul’s bouncy dancehall rap of …

Music

The price of a broken health-care system

<i>This is the editor's letter in the current issue of</i> The Week <i>magazine.</i><p>Our health-care system has a fundamental flaw: It's far too expensive. Americans …

Device promises injections without needles

A computerised system for injecting medicine without using needles has won an innovation award at the South by SouthWest Interactive technology conference in Austin, Texas.<p>Portal Instruments’ device, which the company hopes will be on the market in the next two years, won in the health category.<p>The …

Diabetes