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Chromosomes

Cutting Edge Technology To Read Dark Heart Of Chromosomes

Although the genomes of thousands of plant and animal species have sequence, for most of these genomes a significant portion is missing the highly repetitive DNA. In the midst of these mysterious genome compartments are the centromeres essential chromosomal regions that allow cells to accurately pass on chromosomes when the cells divide. High resolution microscopy…

Computing Chip

Step Towards Light Based, Brain Like Computing Chip

In these times of artificial intelligence, this no longer seems so far fetch for example, when a mobile phone can recognise faces or languages. With more complex applications, however, computers still quickly come up against their own limitations. One of the reasons for this is that a computer traditionally has separate memory and processor units…

Cervical Cancer

Novel Study Discovers Metabolic Fingerprint To Prevent Cervical Cancer

Researchers at the University of Arizona have completed the first-of-its-kind study that could aid in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer by identifying cervicovaginal metabolic signatures, or “fingerprints” that distinguish patients with HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer. An interdisciplinary team led by Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, Ph.D., associate professor at the UA College of…

Smartphones

Sniffing Out Disease With Smartphones

Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is the fifth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Europe. Because of the lack of early signs specifically relate to the disease, it’s usually only detect at an advance stage when treatment is for the most part ineffective. Driven to improve stomach and other cancer survival rates,…

Climate

New Tool Understands And Controls Health And Climate Impacts

In the February 11 issue of Nature Sustainability, a multi institution team unveiled a new tool for understanding and controlling the health and climate impacts of shipping goods a source not only of greenhouse gases but of soot and smog threatening our health. In the journal, Hertz Fellow Tami Bond (’95), Professor of Civil Engineering at…

Digital Healthcare

People Are Likely To Accept And Use Digital Healthcare Providers

According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and providers. There is increasing use of automated systems in the medical field, where intake is now conduct through a kiosk instead of by a…

Devices For Children

PPDC Announces Seed Grants To Develop Medical Devices For Children

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose four companies from 11 finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of $50,000 each. The devices are a rapid platelet monitoring system for newborns, a tracheostomy tube dislodgement alarm,…

Media Use

Scientists Find Link Between Digital Media Use And Depression

Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study in the journal Heliyon. A greater association with depression in girls over boys…

Decision Support App

The Children's Home Of Cincinnati To Test Decision Support App

Clarigent Health, a technology company building a clinical decision support tool for mental health professionals, is partnering with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, a leading provider of education and mental health treatment for children facing significant challenges, to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s mobile decision support app. The Clarigent app uses artificial intelligence and…

Teenagers

New Research Says The Ill Effects Of Social Media On Teenagers Is Overstated

New study has shown that social media has a “trivial” effect on teenagers in terms of life satisfaction. The study titled, “Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction” was published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Applying transparent and innovative statistical approaches they show that social media effects…

Visual Cortex

Computer Program Reveals What Neurons In The Visual Cortex

Why do our eyes tend to be drawn to certain shapes, colors and silhouettes more than others? For more than half a century, researchers have know that neurons in the brain’s visual system respond more to some images than others a feature that is critical for the ability to recognize, understand and interpret the multitude…

During Pregnancy

Mobile Prenatal App Show To Reduce In Person Visits During Pregnancy

Using the mobile app Baby scripts reduce in person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction, according to research published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth by physician researchers from the George Washington University (GW). A mobile app has find to reduce in-person care visits during pregnancy while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction, according…