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A new study has identified rare genetic variants associated with male pattern hair loss, including two that haven’t been identified before. In addition to increasing our understanding of the condition, the findings may pave the way for personalized therapies.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Baldness, Genetics, Hair
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading causes of vision loss in Americans over 60, affecting nearly 20 million people. In AMD, eyesight deteriorates in the central region of vision, meaning everyday tasks like driving, reading and seeing faces becomes increasingly difficult.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: University of Cincinnati, Spiders, Macular Degeneration, Agin
A new study has revealed the case for more extensive gene mapping in disease research, with whole genome sequencing offering an unprecedented look at the makeup and behavior of Hodgkin lymphoma that could lead to better understanding of this and other cancers' development and treatment.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Genetics, Genome, DNA
Scientists at Duke University have developed an ultrafast photoacoustic imaging system capable of capturing the functional and molecular changes that occur in major brain disorders.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Medical Imaging, Photoacoustics, Brain, Strokes
NASA’s InSight lander has detected the strongest and longest quake on Mars so far. The event was five times more powerful than any previous marsquake, unleashing as much energy as all others combined, and with the lander failing the record is unlikely to topple.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Mars, InSight, Earthquake, Seismic, NASA, UCLA
Where much of Polar's smartwatch lineup is aimed at athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, the Ignite 3 is heading to the wrists of a more casual fitness crowd, and can tap into an individual's circadian rhythm to predict when wearers will be most alert and ready to focus.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables, TechnologyTags: Polar, Smartwatch, Fitness, Health, Sport, Tracking, Circadian Rhythms, Sleep is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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