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    MIT Robot That Uses Machine Learning To Gauge The Engagement Of Autistic Children

    Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate […] More

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    Tracing The ‘Immortal’ Cells Of Henrietta Lacks

    In 1951, an African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She was treated at Johns Hopkins University, where a doctor named George Gey snipped cells from her cervix without telling her. Gey discovered that Lacks’ cells could not only be kept alive, but would also grow indefinitely. For the past 60 […] More

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    British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

    British scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Researchers in Oxford and Birmingham say they can isolate different strains of the disease using a process called genome sequencing. It means patients who may have waited months to get the right drugs can now be diagnosed in just a few days – […] More

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    Facial recognition software helps diagnose rare genetic disease

    Researchers have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. This is the newest addition to the Atlas of Human Malformations in Diverse Populations launched last year. Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and […] More

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    Nav Dhunay on the science behind your workout

    It’s a well-known fact that exercise is beneficial to your overall health.  However, researchers are finding that exercise isn’t only key to maintaining your athletic prowess, it’s also a fundamental component to mental health, body image and self-esteem. An increasing number of mental health professionals in Canada and the United States are beginning to see […] More

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    10 Worst Foods for Hypertension! Juice That Can Reverse Hypertension Naturally

    Hypertension is a condition present when blood flows through the blood vessels with a force greater than normal. Hypertension is another term used to describe high blood pressure. Hypertension affects approximately 75 million adults in the United States. Controlling hypertension with a blood pressure reading of or less than 140/90 mm Hg has been identified […] More

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    Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors

    A group of scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and from the Moscow State University has developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors — this type of memory will be able to work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices commonly used today, according to an […] More

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    Sleep tight, fruit fly: Scientists find gene responsible for sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders

    The sleep habits of fruit flies are remarkably similar to humans. They get most of their sleep at night, certain drugs and stimulants like caffeine can negatively affect their sleep, and if they get a lousy night’s sleep it can even affect their memory performance. But what can they tell us about the connection between […] More

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    Breakthrough made in cleft lip and palate research

    Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with cleft lip and palate. Experts say the discovery is a step closer to understanding how this birth defect arises, and will help in the development of medical approaches to prevent the disfiguring condition. Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with […] More

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    Low vitamin D associated with age-related cognitive decline and dementia

    In a new study published earlier this month in JAMA Neurology, researchers demonstrated a significant association between vitamin D insufficiency and cognitive decline that is specifically seen in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The results reinforce the importance of identifying vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly. Here, low vitamin D levels were associated with significantly faster rates of […] More