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If you have an infected partner, Gilead Sciences’ Truvada pill could reduce your chance of infection by up to 90 percent.
July 17, 2012, 6:37 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
To help lower patient radiation doses during an X-ray, researchers looked to the anti-reflective properties of moth eyes. These new scintillators contain thousands of corneal nipples.
July 16, 2012, 11:25 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Armed Forces-funded scientists transplant muscle cells “excercised” in the lab onto the backs of mice.
July 16, 2012, 12:03 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
A chronology of subtle changes to the brain shows how signs of Alzheimer’s are detectable 25 years before symptoms like memory loss develop. Also, a genetic mutation that defends against the...
July 13, 2012, 11:52 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Lined with a dozen sensors, EnableTalk senses the movements of the wearer’s hands and fingers and translate the signs into spoken words.
July 12, 2012, 9:00 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The crew will test space-ready sushi, paella, and croissants, and will research the question we’ve all been wondering: Can you cook in space?
July 12, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
A tremble in the voice, softer speech, and breathiness. A new speech-processing algorithm could diagnose the disease with just one call to a computer.
July 11, 2012, 10:58 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
This new strip would be ideal for measuring sugar levels in some rural parts of China and India, where type 2 diabetes is looming. And it uses urine… no more finger pricks.
July 11, 2012, 9:22 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The world’s first successful laryngotracheal implants were engineered using patients’ own stem cells.
July 11, 2012, 10:28 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
The co-founder of a charitable toilet paper startup won’t get off the pot until he raises $50,000 in launch funds.
July 11, 2012, 8:02 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn