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Wednesday 28th June 2017

Tests for Lyme Disease Miss Early Cases—but a New Approach Might Help

Standard methods often fail to catch infections during the first month -- Read more on

Deep-Learning Networks Rival Human Vision

AI now matches or exceeds the ability of experts in medicine and other fields to interpret what they see -- Read more on

Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air

Sunlight-powered moisture-absorbing technologies are becoming economical --

More Millennials Are Having Strokes

A Scientific American analysis finds this trend differs based on where one lives -- Read more on

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Becoming Cyborg

A new film explores the dawning age of technologically augmented humanity -- Read more on

fMRI Testing Holds Promise in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

We can now tell what someone finds sexually interesting without them knowing -- Read more on

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium

Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada and New Mexico nuclear sites -- Read more on

Monday 26th June 2017

Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies

Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care -- Read more on

Noninvasive Biopsies for Identifying Cancer

Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve diagnosis and care -- Read more on

Martin Shkreli, Who Raised Drug Prices 5,000 Percent, Heads Into Fraud Trial

Accusers say he lied to investors --

Most Opioid Prescriptions Are For People with Depression, Other Mood Disorders

The finding raises questions about how different people respond to pain -- Read more on

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017

Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world? -- Read more on

Sunday 25th June 2017

Why We Overrate the Lifesaving Power of Cancer Tests

Science journalist Gary Taubes weighs in on PSA tests and mammograms -- Read more on

Saturday 24th June 2017

High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid Crisis

Medical weed is a popular way to manage chronic pain -- Read more on

Friday 23rd June 2017

Better Memory Begets Boredom

The better study participants scored in the memory test, the faster they got bored. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on

40 is Considered Old in Senate GOP Health Plan

People at that age who receive subsidies for care would see big changes -- Read more on

The Science of Microaggressions: It's Complicated

Subtle bigotry can be harmful, but research on the concept so far raises more questions than answers -- Read more on

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Is the Senate Health Care Plan "Mean"?

Short answer: it depends --

Teen Pregnancies Down as More Adolescents Use Contraception

Most American teens have still had sex by age 18 according to the CDC analysis -- Read more on

Preventing Dementia: New Report Says Not Much Is Proved to Work

National Academies review says cognitive training evidence remains scant -- Read more on

Brain-Invading Tapeworm That Eluded Doctors Spotted by New DNA Test

Genetic sequencing of spinal fluid hailed as an advance over standard procedures for diagnosing brain infections -- Read more on

Quick-Thinking AI Camera Mimics the Human Brain

The device will use artificial neurons and synapses to improve self-driving vehicle and drone performance  -- Read more on

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Should You Switch to Corn Oil to Lower Cholesterol?

A newly published study shows that corn oil reduces cholesterol much more effectively than extra virgin olive oil. But before you make a switch, there are some other factors to consider -- Read more on

Karen Handel: New Georgia Congresswoman's Views on Health Care

Handel, a Republican, wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act but protect preexisting conditions -- Read more on

Watch the Human Brain Come to Life in This Stunning Piece of Art

Drawn and etched with algorithms, Greg Dunn’s masterpiece is unique in more ways than one -- Read more on

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