Health

New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

Diagram of the structure of the human ear. Source: MIT. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have been researching how the human ear distinguishes between sounds with subtle differences. They have identified a particular mutation affecting ...

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New Techniques of Bone Analysis Reveal Insights

Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Project Lead – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shoulder x-ray. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a technique using “laser-capture microscopy” that allows researchers to collect large amounts of biochemical information from nanoscale bone samples. Since ...

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Treating Cluster Headaches with LSD

The chemical structure of LSD. Source: Acdx/Wikipedia. Researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a new treatment for cluster headaches based on the famous psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) but without the hallucinogenic effects. The drug BOL-148 ...

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Mathematical Model for Carb Loading

A researcher at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts has developed an algorithm for determining how carbohydrates are burned during marathon racing, enabling runners to calculate when to eat and how much food to consume ...

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MIT Study Finds What Makes an Image Memorable

A study conducted by MIT researchers showed that the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects. On the other hand landscapes have been found to be beautiful buy fairly forgettable. A ...

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New Cell therapy Will Transplanted Organ Rejection

Researchers from the University of Oxford developed a cell therapy that could prevent transplanted organs from being rejected by the body and remove the need for patient’s long term drug treatment.     The rejection response (top, arrows) to a ...

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X-Prize Tricorder Competition will Save Lives

The X PRIZE Foundation together with Qualcomm recently announced an upcoming a $10 million prize to develop a mobile solution that can diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians. The challenge will be officially ...

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Q-Sensor Will Tell you How Stressed You Are

The Massachusetts based Company Affectiva developed a special watch-like sensor which measures emotional arousal via skin conductance that grows higher during states such as excitement, attention or anxiety and lower during states such as boredom or relaxation.   Q-Sensor There ...

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PreVue – See Your Baby in the Womb

PreVue – See Your Baby in the Womb

PreVue is the brainchild of industrial designer Melody Shiue from the University of New South Wales. The idea behind the device is very simple – a unit with a flexible screen is attached to the a pregnant woman. On the ...

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Breathalyzer Tests for Medical Diagnosis

Breathalyzer Tests for Medical Diagnosis

Researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland have developed a new breathalyzer technique that could lead to real time medical diagnoses just by analyzing a patient’s breath. ...

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