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A new weapon for the war on cancer

Cancerous tumors are formidable enemies, recruiting blood vessels to aid their voracious growth, damaging nearby tissues, and deploying numerous strategies to evade the body’s defense systems. But even more malicious are the circulating tumor cells...

Who Is Responsible If a Brain-Controlled Robot Drops a Baby?

Neuroethics: Neurotech experts call for new measures to ensure brain-controlled devices are beneficial and safe. As brain-controlled robots enter everyday life, an article published in Science states that now is the time to take action...

Sleep Disturbances Predict Increased Risk for Suicidal Symptoms

Among young adults at risk for suicide, highly variable sleep patterns may augur an increase in suicidal symptoms, independent of depression, a study from Stanford has found. Sleep disturbances can warn of worsening suicidal thoughts...

Higher IQ in Childhood Linked to a Longer Life

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a study published by The BMJ today. It...

ISRAELE : propone di costruire un’isola artificiale al largo di Gaza

Idee fuori dagli schemi per promuovere convivenza e sviluppo nella sicurezza Il ministro israeliano Yisrael Katz illustra la proposta di isola artificiale al largo di Gaza durante una conferenza stampa al Ministero dei trasporti, lo...

Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death

A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97% of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases...

Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners are exploding

A fidget spinner is a toy device which in 2017 has become increasingly popular among teens and adults. It consists of a bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic...

Designed Proteins May Help Treat Muscular Dystrophy

The cell scaffolding holds muscle fibers together and protects them from damage. Individuals who suffer from muscular dystrophy often lack essential components in this cell scaffold. As a result, their muscles lack strength and...

The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science

With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, INRS researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created using on-chip devices and...

Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats – they are good for your cognition

Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline. A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands -- a phrase commonly used to justify...