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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 transplanted blood ...

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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 are ...

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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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Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

Researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island discovered a link between sleeping habits and heart health in men. According to their study, men who get less sleep than the norm can develop a thickened carotid artery wall. This thickening, ...

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Test for Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphiadeveloped a blood test capable of determining the level of mental impairment likely to be suffered by patients with Parkinson’s disease. The new test, the first of its kind, examines the level of ...

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Elderly Can See Longer with NeoVista

Elderly Can See Longer with NeoVista

NeoVista, based in California, is investigating a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a medical condition usually found in older adults that results in a loss of vision. Although there are treatments for this ailment, they are invasive and ...

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