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Scientists have long debated why there seems to be an association between higher levels of education and lower rates of Alzheimer's disease in later life. New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine is suggesting neurodegenerative disease is just as prevalent in more-educated individuals but a greater cognitive reserve can temporarily mitigate the impact of Alzheimer's pathology in one's seni
No matter what the latest fad diet tells us to do, we already know the general gist of how to stay healthy – eating too much sugar and fat leads to weight gain and metabolic diseases. But what if you could stay healthier without changing your diet? In mouse tests conducted at Max Planck, researchers have now found a way to alter the fat metabolism in the liver, reducing the chances of diab
We're used to the security risks posed by someone hacking into our computers, tablets, and smartphones, but what about pacemakers and other implanted medical devices? To help prevent possible murder-by-hacker, engineers at Purdue University have come up with a watch-like device that turns the human body into its own network as a way to keep personal technology private... Continue Reading P
For thousands of years thirsty folks have turned to green tea for its purported health benefits (and they are many), but today's scientific tools are enabling researchers are really able to dig into its affects on the human body. The latest intriguing observations come from nutritionists at Ohio State University (OHU), who set out to study how the steamy beverage might limit obesity in mic
Honeybees are increasingly under threat, even recently making it onto the endangered species list in the US for the first time. To help save these vital creatures from extinction, researchers from York University have found a group of genes that appears to be related to how hygienic a particular colony of bees is, and selective breeding for these genes could help fight colony collapse... C
It's no secret that an increasing number of people are dying from opioid overdoses. If those overdoses are detected early enough, however, a shot of the drug naloxone can be administered to save the person's life. An experimental new sonar-based app could help that to happen... Continue Reading Sonar-sounding app may prevent opioid-overdose deaths Category: Medical Tags: App
If you own multiple dogs and/or cats, then you may be familiar with the problem of one animal "stealing" food from another's bowl. Italian artificial intelligence firm Volta has set out to keep that from happening, with its pet-recognizing Mookkie... Continue Reading Artificially-intelligent pet bowl is made to prevent food-theft Category: Pets Tags: Artificial Intelligence
UC Berkeley researchers have developed a wireless, autonomous, closed-loop neurostimulator that sits outside the head, monitoring electrical activity in the brain and intervening with electrical stimulation to ward off seizures. The device, which the team has called WAND (Wireless, Artifact-free Neuromodulation Device), can record activity at up to 128 points in the brain, and is designed
An exciting new study from researchers at UC San Francisco has demonstrated how a new kind of CRISPR technique can increase the expression of certain genes, instead of the more traditional technique of actively cutting or editing DNA. The method was tested in mice by targeting two genes associated with hunger, with the animals reducing their food intake and not becoming obese... Continue R
No matter how watchful of an eye parents may keep on their small children, it's still possible for those kids to fall into swimming pools, lakes or other bodies of water. The Buddy Life-Collar was designed for such incidents, as it automatically inflates to keep its wearer's head above the surface... Continue Reading Neck collar for kids deploys air bags to prevent drowning Category: Chil


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