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Researchers find no evidence ‘brain training’ games offset aging, cognitive decline

Researchers find no evidence ‘brain training’ games offset aging, cognitive decline Several years ago, so-called “brain training” games from companies like Luminosity were all the rage.One group argued there was no benefit to using this type of brain-training, while another group of scientists later claimed there was evidence that brain training could provide a benefit.

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead Embattled medical testing firm Theranos has made the decision to get out of the laboratory testing industry.This is a major reversal for the company, following government scrutiny that resulted in a 2-year ban on CEO Elizabeth Holmes running a laboratory.

Brain implant used to restore paralyzed man’s sense of touch

Brain implant used to restore paralyzed man’s sense of touch In a new study, doctors have used a brain implant to return the sense of touch to a paralyzed man.By placing electrodes inside Copeland’s brain, doctors have basically created a new path for the electrical impulses associated with the sense of touch.

Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens

Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens For people with severe allergies, having a ready supply of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) can be the difference between a mild inconvenience and death.Scientists are close to developing an epinephrine pill.

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked Now a security firm says that a connected implantable cardiac device made by Minnesota-based healthcare company St.After implantation, it uses small flexible wires to detect your heart rate and applies an electric current to stop abnormal cardiac rhythms.

Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes

Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes Breathalyzers to detect alcohol intoxication have existed for years, as the relationship between blood-alcohol content and alcohol in the breath is well understood.A team of researchers from Oxford University have succeeded in building a device that can flag patients as diabetic without the need for a blood test.

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery In theory, superparamagnetic particles can be ideal for drug delivery because an external magnetic field could essentially drag them around the body.The development of larger superparamagnetic crystals could allow doctors to create special crystals for drug delivery.

Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions

Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions There’s a trend in medicine toward using implants to deliver medication over long periods of time.They eliminate the possibility that a patient’s pain meds could be sold, stolen, or otherwise fall into the wrong hands.

Homeopathic solutions now have to be labeled to disclose that there's no science behind them

Homeopathic solutions now have to be labeled to disclose that there's no science behind them Their latest comments contend (PDF) that the standard disclaimer isn’t enough to dissuade consumers from buying this crap, so now not only do homeopathic products have to carry the standard disclaimer, they also have to say there’s no science behind them.But the only reason I can’t make a blanket statement that homeopathy provides no benefit whatsoever is the placebo effect.

MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial

MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial And it’s true that the brain changes in response to drug use.In light of what we know, the FDA has just made a controversial decision to greenlight a Phase III clinical trial, using MDMA to treat PTSD.

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing Lo and behold, the X Prize Foundation has taken up the challenge, and there’s a Tricorder X Prize to be awarded in 2017.” The Tricorder X Prize purse is $10 million in total, with no less than $6M going to the best in show.

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression The study captured fMRI brain scans from more than a thousand participants, in order to answer a question: What’s different between the brains of healthy people and those with depression?The authors refer to the axes as a shared pathological core, by which we can understand the relationship between brain connectivity and the symptoms of depression.

A soft robot that wraps around a failing heart could save thousands of lives

A soft robot that wraps around a failing heart could save thousands of lives A soft robotic sleeve made out of silicone has been used to keep pigs alive after they suffered heart attacks.The device hugs the heart and mimics the movement of healthy cardiac muscles.

This is how much an astronaut's body changed after a year in space

This is how much an astronaut's body changed after a year in space But beyond those shifts in perspective, Kelly's body may have changed in other ways.According to preliminary data released by NASA, Kelly's genes, fine motor skills, microbiome and other aspects of his body were altered during the 340 days he spent in orbit from 2015 to 2016.

The brains of astronauts change during spaceflight

The brains of astronauts change during spaceflight At the dawn of human spaceflight, we weren’t even sure people would be able to eat in space.Today, we’ve moved on to bigger questions like, “what happens to your brain in space?

'Locked-in' ALS patients get a voice thanks to this new mind-reading machine

'Locked-in' ALS patients get a voice thanks to this new mind-reading machine Now researchers from Europe have used a brain-computer interface to communicate with four completely locked-in ALS patients.Locked-in syndrome means that patients can’t communicate, even though they’re still “in there.

The reality of Supply and Demand.

The reality of Supply and Demand. Click to block a category: mudkipfucker prev nextrandomComment PrevTopNextComment $690 was already way too too expensive.“We’re not talking about a limited commodity.

Nearly invisible gel-like robots move fast enough to catch fish underwater

Nearly invisible gel-like robots move fast enough to catch fish underwater MIT scientists have developed mostly transparent soft robots that are made of 90 percent water.The robots are so fast that they can catch and release fish underwater.