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10 Mind Blowing Science Ideas that Will Change the World (Video)

10 Mind Blowing Science Ideas that Will Change the World (Video)

In this video, Ralph Smart of Infinite Waters Diving Deep shares 10 amazing scientific ideas that he thinks will change the world.

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50 Cent Paper Microscope Could Revolutionize Medicine

50 Cent Paper Microscope Could Revolutionize Medicine

For a whole lot of people, especially those in developing countries, science — and with it, medicine — isn’t readily available to the majority of citizens. But Manu Prakash wants to change that. Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, is the proprietor of “frugal science,” a term he coined to explain the movement toward building cheap versions of high tech tools. His endeavour aims to make medical devices both affordable and available to the masses…So in 2014 he created a paper microscope, aptly named the Foldscope, that costs only 50 cents to produce.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you’d expect to find on the starship Enterprise. Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen consumption deep within the body. He has also created a camera that shoots at 100 billion frames a second, fast enough to freeze an object traveling at the speed of light.

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Women’s Brains May Be the Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s

Women’s Brains May Be the Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s

Women’s brains might be more vulnerable to the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and cognitive function twice as fast, according to new research that could explain why women make up two-thirds of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s cases in the US.

The finding was presented this week at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, DC, with the team also noting that women tend to decline more dramatically than men in cognition, function, and brain size after they’ve been in surgery or under general anaesthesia.

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Newfound Brain/Lymph System Link May Lead to Better Health

Posted by on June 22, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Newfound Brain/Lymph System Link May Lead to Better Health

Researchers in Finland confirmed a suspected link between the brain and lymphatic system using new imaging technology to answer the question of brain fluid draining into the lymph system without a direct link between the two. The research team at the University of Helsinki said the discovery could be significant for the way brain diseases and disorders are handled.

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Humans’ Built-in GPS is our 3-D Sense of Smell

Humans’ Built-in GPS is our 3-D Sense of Smell

Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows. While humans may lack the scent-tracking sophistication of, say, a search-and-rescue dog, we can sniff our way, blindfolded, toward a location whose scent we’ve smelled only once before, according to the UC Berkeley study published today (June 17) in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Can This DNA Hack Help You Stay Young Forever?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Can This DNA Hack Help You Stay Young Forever?

A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery, made possible through a combination of cutting-edge stem cell and gene-editing technologies, could lead to ways of countering age-related physiological declines by preventing or reversing damage to heterochromatin.

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Scientists Are Able to Eliminate Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque With Ultrasound Waves

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Are Able to Eliminate Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque With Ultrasound Waves

This could mean good things for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Study Shows that Artemesinin with Iron Can Cure Breast Cancer in 16 Hours

Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study Shows that Artemesinin with Iron Can Cure Breast Cancer in 16 Hours

A new study suggests that artemesinin, a derivate of the sweet wormwood plant, in combination with Iron, can Kill 98 percent of Cancer Cells within 16 Hours.

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More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

A major study shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

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Despite Negativity in Our Media, Scientists Say There is Universal Human Bias for Positive Words

Despite Negativity in Our Media, Scientists Say There is Universal Human Bias for Positive Words

Arabic movie subtitles, Korean tweets, Russian novels, Chinese websites, English lyrics, and even the war-torn pages of the New York Times — research examining billions of words, shows that these sources — and all human language — skews toward the use of happy words. This Big Data study confirms the 1969 Pollyanna Hypothesis that there is a universal human tendency to “look on and talk about the bright side of life.

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Reinventing the Wheel, Just So the Greedy Can Patent & Profit from it: Focus on Alzheimer’s

Written by on February 2, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Reinventing the Wheel, Just So the Greedy Can Patent & Profit from it: Focus on Alzheimer’s

I have recently read 2 articles, and received a plea for pledges, regarding Alzheimers. So, I began to reflect upon how, and question why, in the quest to blaze new trails on which to diagnose or fight a disease, our scientific and research programs often do not look at the tools around them and fashion those tools to do the job just as well.

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Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

There are very few common threads among experts on what causes cancer, aside from obvious lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol. However, to think cancer is largely caused by one thing is a bit too simplistic…or is it? Turns out, it may not be that complicated. A simple fungal infection can cause cancer…Candida.

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Harvard Study Links Autism To Pre-Natal Exposure To Air Pollution

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Harvard Study Links Autism To Pre-Natal Exposure To Air Pollution

A new study has strengthened the link between exposure to fine particulate matter in the air during pregnancy and the risk of a child developing autism. The link was particularly strong when the exposure occurred during the third trimester, and the risk increased when the amount of particulate matter increased. Raanan Raz of Harvard University is lead author on the paper, which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

The Rosetta Stone of the Body Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta Stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health.

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