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This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

It could improve millions of lives.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a new clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet …

Diabetes

Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' makes public debut

<b>Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) —</b> South Africa's Cradle of Humankind, an expanse of farmland and rolling hills outside Johannesburg, has already unlocked some of the great mysteries of evolution. The unveiling of a near-complete fossil hominid skeleton dating back 3.67 million years will only …

Africa

New migraine prevention drugs may finally eradicate pain

Effective Migraine Treatments<p>Anyone’s who suffered through a migraine will tell you they’re not to be taken lightly. For starters, they’re very …

Medicine

DNA Ancestry Test Kits Are Hot Holiday Gifts Despite Privacy Concerns From Some

DNA test kits are a hot seller this holiday shopping season, despite concerns from some around what happens to consumers’ DNA data after they spit in the test tube and mail it in.<p>The popular kits use saliva samples or cheek swabs to provide users with information about their ethnic makeup and …

Chuck Schumer

Google released an AI that analyzes your genome

Genome Analysis<p>In the 15 years since the human genome was first sequenced in a historic scientific achievement, genomic sequencing has become …

Machine Learning

Clubs Program - Girls Who Code

How much is it?<p>FREE. Clubs are 100% free to attend. Plus, Clubs provide computers and internet access for all Club members.<p>Where is it?<p>Clubs take …

Golf

DeepMind’s AI became a superhuman chess player in a few hours, just for fun

The descendant of DeepMind’s world champion Go program stretches its muscles in a new domain<p>The end-game for Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind was never beating people at board games. It’s always been about creating something akin to a combustion engine for intelligence — a generic thinking machine …

Artificial Intelligence

8 ways you can be a champion for women beyond International Women's Day with Global Fund for Women

Around the world, women and girls are facing direct threats to their reproductive health, safety, economic rights, and so much more—with policies …

Gender

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban<p>A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial …

Genetics

Flu vaccine may be only 10 percent effective this year, experts say

This year’s flu season may be rougher than usual, as early reports show the vaccine is only about 10 percent effective.<p>The vaccine may have been mismatched for the strains that are spreading this year, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This year’s vaccine is …

Public Health

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

Longevity

Australian Aborigines Carry the DNA of an Unknown “Human” Species

<b>New research has revealed fascinating details about Aboriginal Australians and Pacific Islanders, who according to experts, carry genetic material of</b> …

Anthropology

FDA grants full approval for Roche's Avastin for treatment-resistant brain cancer

Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) unit Genentech's Avastin (bevacizumab) is now fully approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults with glioblastoma that has …

Cancer

The Dark Side Of Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms are incredible aids for making data-driven, efficient decisions. And as more industries uncover their predictive power, companies are increasingly turning to algorithms to make objective and comprehensive choices. However, while we often rely on technology to avoid inherent human biases, …

Intelligence

Almost All Global Cholera Epidemics During The Past 50 Years Can Be Traced Back To One Place

Cholera is still very much a modern disease, infecting millions and causing the deaths of close to 100,000 people around the globe each year. Caused …

Public Health

Why DARPA Is Investing Big in Gene Drives

A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology called a gene drive offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by …

Genetics

Attack On Asthma: Scrubbing Homes Of Allergens May Tame Disease And Its Costs

Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than To Fix<p>After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public …

Medicine

Endometrial cancer: Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new …

Cancer

Flu is off to a fast start this year, with doctors worried about a severe season

This year’s flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season.<p>Four states currently have widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last winter there were none at this time.<p>And it may be …

Public Health

Tencent says there only 300,000 AI engineers worldwide, but millions are needed

A new report from the Chinese tech giant attempts to put a number on the AI talent shortfall<p>It’s well-established that talent is in short supply in the AI industry, but a new report from Chinese tech giant Tencent underscores how great the need might be. According to the study, compiled by the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Genetics of Skin Colour Are a Lot More Complicated Than Anyone Expected

Caucasian skin is only a tiny part of the story.<p>New research suggests the genetic coding behind skin pigmentation is more complicated than previously …

Evolution

It's time to rethink how we do cancer research

“A devastating failure of medical research.” This was the response of one cancer survivor on hearing the news that over half of European Medical …

Cancer

Mathematicians Awarded $3 Million for Cracking Century-Old Problem

Two mathematicians have each earned the (massive but countable) sum of $3 million for a proof that could one day help scientists understand extra …

Mathematics

Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned

It's the longest running study on happiness, ever.<p>It's hard to measure happiness – it means different things to different people and it can't be …

Happiness

Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Map

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. But DON’T PANIC. Physics is on it. And if you've ever …

Physics

How modern data analytics gives us the freedom to transform

<i>Transformation of any kind introduces risks and challenges. Visual analytics can help you overcome them, and deliver the best possible transformation</i> …

Business Intelligence

Inhibiting one enzyme may allow us to extend the human lifespan

A Key Enzyme<p>A new study has been able to extend the lifespan of worms and flies by inhibiting RNA polymerase III (Pol III). Since the enzyme is …

Longevity

What We Know About the Chernobyl Animal Mutations

The 1986 Chernobyl accident resulted in one of the highest unintentional releases of radioactivity in history. The graphite moderator of reactor 4 …

Dystopia

Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We’re Missing

Much of human progress depends on innovation. It depends on people coming up with a breakthrough idea to improve life. Think about penicillin or cancer treatments, electricity or the silicon chip.<p>For this reason, societies have a big interest in making sure that as many people as possible have the …

Innovation

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery.<p>In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a hysterectomy, though no one …

Medicine