‘Genetic hacking’ is a risk of online genealogy

Your search for long-lost cousins could open you up to "genetic hacking." And unlike credit card information, you can't just cancel your old genome and get a new one.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers genes genomes hackers privacy security

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

Does cellular sleep hold the key to aging?

New findings on cellular sleep suggest it's not as harmless as once thought. Finding the "dimmer switch" could be a way to fight aging, say researchers.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cells sleep

MIT announces framework to guide negotiations with publishers

Principle-based framework aims to support the needs of scholars, reflect MIT principles, and advance science.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries | Oct. 23, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: libraries open-access research brain-and-cognitive-sciences school-of-science

The battle to break plastic's bonds

US chemists have turned plastic into motor oil, but the scientific battle to break down the tide of plastic waste continues.

By Victoria Gill | Oct. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: chemistry recycling plastic-pollution plastic

Exercise may improve arteries after heart failure

Doctors used to prescribe bedrest for people with heart failure, but research with swine suggests working out can boost heart artery health.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine arteries blood exercise heart-failure hearts

Half of Atlanta’s homeless youth experience trafficking

A new report on human trafficking in metro Atlanta indicates factors that place homeless youth at risk.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes foster-care homelessness lgbtq teenagers trafficking trauma young-adults

Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer

The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: google

Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers

Cambridge researchers have captured the visible nanostructure of living wood for the first time using an advanced low-temperature scanning electron microscope.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 23, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth

1 simple talk cuts opioid use after hysterectomy

After a hysterectomy, doctors often prescribe women twice as many opioids as they use. There may be a simple way to change that without losing pain control.

U. Michigan | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication opioids pain physicians

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