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How Apple And FitBit Wearables Could Save Lives

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>Leveraging data to transform healthcare is only in its infancy, but we're already seeing examples …

Stocks

Beyond the immunity cycle

Roche’s researchers are leading pioneers in immune biology and personalised cancer treatment<p>The scientific community has made great strides in the …

How to Push Your Team to Take Risks and Experiment

Most managers I know want their employees to be curious and experimental, to take the initiative and develop new products and solutions. But, as it turns out, managers also like to micromanage and control outcomes through safe, predictable processes. As a result, managers end up stifling the very …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Neuroscience

Compassionate Leadership: A Mindful Call To Lead From Both Head And Heart

<i>Strategic Leadership. NeuroLeadership. Servant Leadership. Black Belt Leadership. Tribal Leadership. Principle-Centered Leadership. Strengths-Based Leadership.</i><p>Thousands of books have been written advocating different leadership philosophies, all making a case for how leaders – from the emerging to …

Mindfulness

A small Boston biotech is at the heart of a groundbreaking approach to tackling cancer

• <b>Agios Pharmaceuticals, a company that got its start less than a decade ago, already has one drug in front of the FDA.</b>• <b><br>The company makes drugs that essentially try to repair cancer cells so they can grow old.</b>• <b><br>If the drug's approved, it could be the first to target the metabolism of cancer cells, a</b> …

Cancer

Resonant leadership

<i>Daniel Goleman, author of the best-seller “Emotional Intelligence,” is a regular contributor to Korn Ferry.</i><p>When golf champion Jason Day gets ready to …

The Long And Short Of Aging

<b>The length of our telomeres, the caps on the ends of chromosomes, can predict how well we’re aging.</b><p>If you’ve been sticking to your New Year’s …

Electrically Stimulating Nerves in Order to Encourage new Connections in the Brain

Well, you may need to be as that could well happen in the very near future if the Department of Defense gets its own way. The organization believes …

The Brain

Researchers discover antibody that can help kill cancer cells

<b>New York:</b> Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the …

Cancer

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

Sci-Fi M.D.: Moore's Law Meets the Hippocratic Oath

With technology generating futuristic advances, look for investment opportunities within healthcare — and beyond.<p><i>Insights from Sarbjit Nahal, head of thematic research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and<br>Joseph Quinlan, head of market & thematic strategy at U.S. Trust</i><p>The silicon chip and the …

Bank of America

Can Artificial Intelligence become the Next Cancer Detecting Marvel?

Quite possibly. Computers are advancing so fast and what they’re being used for no in the medical field has changed dramatically over the past …

Artificial Intelligence

A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him

Harvard biologist George Church burst into the headlines (yet again) last week when he helped organize a closed-door meeting of scores of top scientists to discuss accelerating efforts to create synthetic DNA — including a complete human genome.<p>They’re considering launching a decade-long drive to …

Genetics

Human Intelligence Is Limited. That's Why We Need Synthetic Intelligence.

Three times a day I take a drug called levodopa. I take it because my brain does not produce enough dopamine; without it, my hands and feet shake and …

The Future

New Cancer Treatment “Remembers” Tumors and Won’t Let Them Regrow

Researchers have found a way to train the immune system to eradicate cancer cells and “remember” them in case they try to return. A report of the …

Cancer

Researchers Say They've Identified The Functions of Life's Earliest Genes

The 'chicken and egg' of evolution.<p>A new study on how genes function across the living world has added weight to the hypothesis that life on Earth …

Biology

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain …

Mediterranean-style diet 'can cut risk of obesity by a half'

A Mediterranean-style diet could cut the risk of obesity by almost half according to a major new study.<p>The research on 16,000 people found a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil cut the chance of becoming dangerously overweight by 43 per cent.<p>Eating a Mediterranean diet has …

Nutrition

The genetic microscope

Single-cell genomic sequencing is poised to revolutionize fields from cancer to immunology.<p>Ido Amit, a genome researcher and immunologist at the …

Genetics

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

The Brain

One social network ranked worst for young people's mental health and wellbeing

Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people's mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds.<p>Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report, <i>#StatusOfMind</i>, …

Social Media

Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up, a study that taped hundreds of visits at several large hospitals finds.<p>Cancer patients are three times more likely to …

Cancer

Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive …

Vitamins

An "operating system for the brain" gets FDA approval

Combining virtual reality and neuroscience may help a stroke patient's brain recover more quickly.<p>That's according to MindMaze, a Swiss company (with …

Virtual Reality

Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Are Surviving Longer, Study Finds

There are about 3.5 million women living with breast cancer in the U.S., including those newly diagnosed, long-term survivors, and those experiencing …

About 20 percent of new cancer cases are preventable, major report finds

We could be doing so much more to prevent cancer deaths, the American Cancer Society emphasizes in a new report.<p>Released late Wednesday, the report, …

Public Health

Sugar Identified as a Top Cause of the Surge in Cancer

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>According to the Credit Suisse Research Institute's 2013 study1 "Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads," as much as 40 percent of US …

Polymerases pause to help mediate the flow of genetic information

Kansas City, MO. -- Stop-and-go traffic is typically a source of frustration, an unneccesary hold-up on the path from point A to point B. But when it …

Genetics

The Morning Routines of Successful Business People

Some of the most successful people in the world, from Oprah to Richard Branson, make time to do the same specific thing every day after waking up, …

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