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Some people have successfully evaded diseases for 100 years. A new competition will award $10 million to the first team who can quickly and accurately sequence their genomes for $1,000 or less.
October 31, 2011, 9:37 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Some sounds just so excruciating. Researchers put volunteers to a listening test and found 2 factors at work: knowing where the sound is coming from and the unfortunate design of our ear canals.
October 30, 2011, 9:46 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Researchers in the Netherlands have created a fertility chip to measure sperm concentration for parents wishing to conceive.
October 30, 2011, 6:52 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Medic Mobile saves lives with a text.
October 28, 2011, 1:01 AM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Sepsis drug Xigris pulled from the market after drug failed to show benefits.
October 27, 2011, 10:57 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
After pythons eat, their hearts nearly double in size. Now, a fatty acid cocktail derived from the blood of well-fed pythons has been used to promote healthy heart growth, in mice.
October 27, 2011, 10:29 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
No scarring? Surgeons may be one step closer to performing scarless surgery in a small number of patients with skull base tumors.
October 27, 2011, 3:16 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
A British man born without a left arm can now hold his prosthesis up to his ear to receive calls on his Nokia C7 and use just one hand to text, no balancing act required.
October 26, 2011, 9:03 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A new model using data around the world suggests that levels of the long-lasting environmental contaminant cesium-137 are roughly twice the official government figure.
October 25, 2011, 5:47 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
For hurried Americans, the Institute of Medicine recommends a simple front-of-package point system for all food and beverages, with stars or checks based on fats, sugars, and sodium levels.
October 24, 2011, 9:12 PM PDT | By Janet Fang