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Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
microevolution
Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.
October 18, 2020

More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.

Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
TMJ Pain
Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.
October 18, 2020

Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.

Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
female orgasms
Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.
October 17, 2020

The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.

Coronavirus
Patients Report Sudden Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Coronavirus
Patients Report Sudden Hearing Loss From COVID-19
Patients are experiencing sudden hearing loss from COVID-19, but if caught early enough, doctors can prevent the problem from becoming permanent.
October 15, 2020

Patients are experiencing sudden hearing loss from COVID-19, but if caught early enough, doctors can prevent the problem from becoming permanent.

Coronavirus
The Coronavirus Can Survive on Surfaces for 28 Days
Coronavirus Can Survive on Surfaces
Coronavirus
The Coronavirus Can Survive on Surfaces for 28 Days
The coronavirus can survive on surfaces, including money, for up to 28 days. But does that change what you need to do to avoid catching COVID-19?
October 13, 2020

The coronavirus can survive on surfaces, including money, for up to 28 days. But does that change what you need to do to avoid catching COVID-19?

Health Care
MIT Can Now Monitor Your Sleeping Position With Radio Waves
sleeping positions
Health Care
MIT Can Now Monitor Your Sleeping Position With Radio Waves
A new sleep monitor out of MIT uses reflections from radio signals — not cameras or body sensors — to track a person’s sleeping positions.
September 15, 2020

A new sleep monitor out of MIT uses reflections from radio signals — not cameras or body sensors — to track a person’s sleeping positions.

Artificial Intelligence
AI That Predicts Pregnancy Complication Could Save Lives
Placenta Exam
Artificial Intelligence
AI That Predicts Pregnancy Complication Could Save Lives
By predicting future preeclampsia risk, the AI might save the lives of mothers and their babies.
September 6, 2020

By predicting future preeclampsia risk, the AI might save the lives of mothers and their babies.

Healthcare
FDA Approves First Artificial Pancreas for Young Children
Artificial Pancreas
Healthcare
FDA Approves First Artificial Pancreas for Young Children
The FDA has approved a new artificial pancreas for children, making diabetes management easier for caretakers of diabetics as young as two.
September 5, 2020

The FDA has approved a new artificial pancreas for children, making diabetes management easier for caretakers of diabetics as young as two.