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When lust turns to dust: iOS game controller edition

As a gamer, I want a controller with buttons. I lust after this new product category like I do any new gadget that I think will improve my gaming experience. I think that if you play games with any frequency, you’ll want them too.<p>Unfortunately, I also think the majority of mobile gamers are making …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Breast cancer: Drug 'halves' risk of tumours

<b>A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.</b><p>A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.<p>It stops the production of the hormone …

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Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Insulin by Pill?

But besides the obvious downsides of pain and hassle, the shots can cause weight gain and episodes of too-low blood sugar, says study author Sanyog Jain, M.Pharm., Ph.D.<p>Oral insulin could sidestep some of these stresses and potentially reduce side effects by more successfully mimicking the body’s …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

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Analyzing Baby Cries For Signs Of Serious Disease

The earliest signs of certain ailments or development problems can be heard in the exact tone and cadence of newborn’s wail. Soon there could be an app for new parents and hospitals to get a hint of what’s the trouble.<p>When babies have certain health or development problems, they cry differently …

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The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

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Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

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Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Cochlear implants have transformed the lives of children born without hearing. But at around £40,000 each, it's a different story for adults trying to get them on the NHS<p>Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two …

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

A Simple Patch That Monitors Health And Dispenses Drugs

Forget your clunky wristband, this is a window into what’s coming with wearable health technology.<p>In the future, doctors will prescribe hardware and software as well as just drugs. They’ll monitor patients remotely using wearable devices, or ask people to track themselves using apps. As a result, …

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …

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How Steve Jobs’ Death Boosted Public Health Education

When a celebrity dies, a window of opportunity emerges to give the public more information about diseases that are in the news.<p>When Steve Jobs died, an entire generation wedded to his products mourned his passing. Talk about him dominated the media for weeks. Spontaneous memorials popped up at …

This pill could stop 90 percent of HIV cases in the US

But only if it reaches the right people<p>Michael Lucas has been taking Truvada, the HIV prevention pill, for about a year now. And the 42-year-old adult film director and gay porn performer readily admits that the decision wasn't all that hard to make — especially when compared with the alternative. …