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New Health Wearable Measures Sweat to Track Your Mood
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Healthcare
New Health Wearable Measures Sweat to Track Your Mood
An app that works with a wearable wrist sensor to track how much a person sweats could change how we harness the power of biodata in the future.
June 1, 2020

An app that works with a wearable wrist sensor to track how much a person sweats could change how we harness the power of biodata in the future.

Future of Medicine
New Drug Could Provide Long-Term HIV Prevention
hiv prevention
Future of Medicine
New Drug Could Provide Long-Term HIV Prevention
HIV prevention typically requires a daily pill. A new, injectable drug may be able to work for over a month at a time.
May 31, 2020

HIV prevention typically requires a daily pill. A new, injectable drug may be able to work for over a month at a time.

Public Health
Wearables Can Detect Coronavirus Symptoms Early
Wearables that Detect Coronavirus Symptoms
Public Health
Wearables Can Detect Coronavirus Symptoms Early
A study involving more than 600 people found that the Oura Ring wearables can detect coronavirus symptoms 72 hours prior to onset with 90% accuracy.
May 31, 2020

A study involving more than 600 people found that the Oura Ring wearables can detect coronavirus symptoms 72 hours prior to onset with 90% accuracy.

Future of Medicine
Gamers Are Helping Find Coronavirus Vaccines
developing COVID-19 vaccines
Future of Medicine
Gamers Are Helping Find Coronavirus Vaccines
Developing COVID-19 vaccines is a challenge. RNA platforms show some promise, but overcoming their drawbacks requires help — perhaps from a video game.
May 31, 2020

Developing COVID-19 vaccines is a challenge. RNA platforms show some promise, but overcoming their drawbacks requires help — perhaps from a video game.

Criminal Justice
Fighting to Get Breast Pumps to Mothers in Prison
Mothers in Prison
Criminal Justice
Fighting to Get Breast Pumps to Mothers in Prison
Breastfeeding isn’t a right afforded to mothers in prison. One former inmate wants to change that.
May 30, 2020

Breastfeeding isn’t a right afforded to mothers in prison. One former inmate wants to change that.

Public Health
Japan Ends State of Emergency, Seniors DJ From Home, and More
coronavirus news
Public Health
Japan Ends State of Emergency, Seniors DJ From Home, and More
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 29, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

Entertainment
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
Entertainment
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
This year, Freethink was honored to receive 11 Telly Awards for excellence and creativity in storytelling.
May 29, 2020

This year, Freethink was honored to receive 11 Telly Awards for excellence and creativity in storytelling.

Prosthetics
Prosthetic Leg Uses AI to Adjust to Different Terrains
Prosthetic Leg
Prosthetics
Prosthetic Leg Uses AI to Adjust to Different Terrains
A new computer vision system developed to work with a prosthetic leg predicts the type of terrain ahead so that the limb can adjust accordingly.
May 29, 2020

A new computer vision system developed to work with a prosthetic leg predicts the type of terrain ahead so that the limb can adjust accordingly.

Fertility
How GMO Zebrafish Could Inspire New Infertility Treatments
zebrafish  Infertility Treatments
Fertility
How GMO Zebrafish Could Inspire New Infertility Treatments
By genetically modifying zebrafish, researchers have discovered a sex hormone that could lead to future infertility treatments for humans.
May 28, 2020

By genetically modifying zebrafish, researchers have discovered a sex hormone that could lead to future infertility treatments for humans.

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Progress Report
Progress Report
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

Biohackers
Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.