Health

Simplified Cervical Cancer Screening

Researchers at the European Union’s MicroActive project developed a new method of cervical cancer screening that is easy to use, provides instant results, and greatly lowers the cost of diagnostic tests for the disease. Doctors could potentially use their new ...

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Shining a Light on Diabetes

Shining a Light on Diabetes

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently advanced a major step towards minimizing pain and inconvenience for patients with type 1 diabetes. Such people must keep a careful eye on their blood glucose levels, and therefore they are required to ...

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New Lung Cancer Treatment

New Lung Cancer Treatment

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts are developing a new lung cancer drug for Pfizer. Currently in the early phases of a stage 3 clinical trial, Crizotinib was successful in shrinking non-small cell ...

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Video Games Sharpen the Mind

Video Games Sharpen the Mind

Researchers from University of Rochester Paragraph have shown that playing action video games increases peoples’ ability to make the right decisions quicker than people who do not play such games. This study stands in contrary to common belief, that video ...

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Better Health Through Social Networking

A team of economic sociologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published a paper showing that dense social networks benefit users’ health. It means that people are more likely to acquire new health practices while having close contact with ...

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Slowing Cancer Metabolism

Slowing Cancer Metabolism

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts are exploring new cancer drugs that work to slow or block cancer metabolism, effectively starving cancer cells to death. According to their study, the scientists identified a ...

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Exploring the Role of Gut Bacteria in Digestion

A team of researchers from the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory has recently published a paper describing thoroughly the structure of bacterial enzymes, which play a fundamental role in human digestion. These bacteria help our digestion system to break down sugar ...

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Ultrasound Helmets Control Brain Activity

Ultrasound Helmets Control Brain Activity

Scientists at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona are exploring the use of ultrasound to stimulate brain activity without the invasive procedures or internal implants required for current electrical stimulation methods. In addition to treatment of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s ...

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Potential Cancer Drug – From Sponges

Potential Cancer Drug – From Sponges

Chemists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently discovered an unusual method to synthesize agelastatins – chemicals emitted by sponges of the Agelas family, residing deep in the ocean. The new discovery could help scientists to develop a cure for ...

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Moral Decisions Similar to Mundane Decisions?

Moral Decisions Similar to Mundane Decisions?

Harvard University scientists discovered that the mechanism responsible for making moral decisions affects simpler decisions, especially the ones related to money and food. Scientists reached this conclusion using advanced brain imaging techniques, designed to identify brain activity during decision making. ...

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