Health

This Device Records Your Snores to Track Your Sleep
A young woman sleeping.
March 27th, 2015
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
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Building A Better Weapon Against Bacteria (Op-Ed)
CRISPR-Cas system image of bacteria
March 27th, 2015
If antibiotic resistance develops in one bacterial species in an environment, there’s a good chance other bacteria can pick up that resistance as well and this is a problem for humans.
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Ebola 'Supervirus' Is Unlikely, Experts Say
Ebola virus strain
March 26th, 2015
The Ebola virus that is causing the current outbreak in West Africa is not mutating as quickly as earlier reports had suggested, a new study finds. This finding helps allay fears that the virus could change into a more infectious or deadly form.
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5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)
Elekta Infinity linear accelerator
March 27th, 2015
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
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Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (Gallery)
CLARITY mouse brain image
March 26th, 2015
Take a look inside the most complex structure in the universe.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt's Surgery: What Are the Risks of Early Menopause?
Angelina Jolie Pitt
March 25th, 2015
Angelina Jolie Pitt's surgery to remove her ovaries has the side effect of putting her into early menopause, a condition which itself comes with some health risks, experts say.
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Kids with Autism Are More Likely to Have Gastrointestinal Problems
A newborn baby cries.
March 25th, 2015
Children with autism may be more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms early in life, compared to children without the condition, a new study suggests.
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Are Tools for Tweaking Embryonic Cells Ethical? (Op-Ed)
Engineering DNA, genetics
March 27th, 2015
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans.
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Unlocking the Brain, Earth's Most Complex Biological Structure (Essay)
neuron, brain, BRAIN
March 26th, 2015
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
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Ebola Death Rates Vary Widely by Age Group
Person wearing protective Ebola gear
March 25th, 2015
Young children who get Ebola may be more likely to die from the virus than older children or adults who are infected, according to a new study.
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