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23andMe’s Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off

The consumer genetic testing company says it can barely keep up with demand from researchers, while patient advocates wonder if customers deserve a cut of the profits.<p>After decades of inconclusive results, researchers backed by Pfizer and Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that they had …

Molecular Biology

Mental Illness: The New Cancer

My brother was a music student, outdoor leader, and president of his school's student union. Creative and ambitious, he dreamed of continuing our father's legacy by becoming a professional musician. Now he lives in a homeless shelter, and struggles to separate what's real from what isn't.<p>My …

Silicon Valley's rebel investor talks profits, Trump, and how big investors have 'sobered up'

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya is an outspoken voice in Silicon Valley.<p>The investor, who was born in Sri Lanka, started his career at AOL, then went to Facebook to lead user growth, increasing the site's number of users from 50 million to 700 million in just four years and becoming a …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

White House Gives $55 Million to Build Genetic Database

The Obama Administration is giving out $55 million to a collection of hospitals and companies to uncover links between a person’s genome and disease. …

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

Self-help

A UCLA psychiatrist has some counterintuitive advice for dealing with negative people — and it could change how you see the world

But what if erasing all this pessimism were merely a matter of changing your perspective? According to Dr. Mark Goulston, a psychiatrist at the University of California at Los Angeles, it is.<p>In his recent book, "Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life," …

3 Biotech Stocks to Buy If the Market Crashes

Image source: Getty Images.<p><b>Celgene Corp.</b> , <b>Regeneron Pharmaceuticals</b>, and <b>Gilead Sciences</b> aren't immune to broader market pops and drops, but their track records for developing top-selling drugs is envy-inspiring, and that may make picking up their shares in a tumbling tape savvy.<p>When you're …

4 Cancer Drug Developers You Need to Have on Your Radar This Year

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Global spending on cancer medicines topped $107 billion last year, and is expected to reach $150 billion by 2020.Over the past decade our understanding of how different cancers evade the immune system has grown immeasurably.Accordingly, in the past ten years the number of …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The figures are even worse in the UK. According to Cancer …

Meet Stemcentrx, the $US10.2 billion Silicon Valley firm that's curing cancer

Brian Slingerland is not your average scientist. The Stemcentrx co-founder and chief executive was an up-and-coming investment banker, before he met …

“It actually has me concerned, and I’m an expert”: Major cell phone radiation study reignites cancer debate

New research from the National Toxicology Program links radio-frequency radiation to tumor formation in rats<p>Federal scientists released partial findings Friday from a $25-million animal study that tested the possibility of links between cancer and chronic exposure to the type of radiation emitted …

Only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic

People, particularly young people, are beset by mental health problems on a scale never seen before. Now it is time to rebalance individualism against the common good<p>We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The …

Mental Health

Participation Prize: How Childhood Praise Was Affecting My Career

<i>Originally published on Elite Daily</i><p>Earlier this month, during one of my weekly mental personal training sessions (aka therapy with Dr. R), I was completely agitated and unable to self-soothe.<p>After taking on several new projects at work, I was frustrated and surprised by the feedback I was given. In …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Slack, the red-hot startup worth $2.8 billion, just launched its own VC fund and app store

Now, Slack wants to be more than just a work-messaging app.<p>It wants to be a broader platform that grows its software into a central hub for all work communications.<p>It also wants to be an investor.<p>On Tuesday, the 2-year-old startup launched a new $80 million VC fund that will primarily invest in …

This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

University of Toronto

Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Hundreds of medical studies are worthless and the reason is pretty embarrassing

Scientists, particularly in biology, have faced a continuing embarrassment in recent years: Research results that cannot be proven a second time. By some estimates, more than half of all scientific studies may not be replicable, and billions of dollars are wasted every year on new research that …

Cancer Cells

Your smartphone can detect bipolar disorder

Sensors in any smartphone can monitor mood changes and diagnose mental health issues like bipolar disorder<p>Italian researchers have found that smartphones can be used to diagnose and manage mental health illnesses such as bipolar disorder, just by using their inbuilt sensors as a proxy for sudden …

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Do You Really Need Eye Cream? A Dermatologist Settles the Debate

Are eye creams a necessary, carefully calibrated step in your routine, or the skincare equivalent of the emperor’s new clothes? According to New York City dermatologist Lisa Airan, the skin surrounding your eye is surprisingly idiosyncratic—and it’s one spot you don’t want to underestimate. “[It’s] …

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Medicine

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Google is doubling down on biotech

The company is turning the team that develops smart contact lenses and other healthcare initiatives into a full-fledged, standalone company rather than a lab project.<p>The life sciences group will "graduate" from the Google X labs and become its own separate company under the new Alphabet corporate …