Software edits images via human ‘mind control’

"We can make a computer edit images entirely based on thoughts generated by human subjects. The computer has absolutely no prior information..."

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
today ~6 min

Machine learning could find new uses for old drugs

Developing and approving new prescription medications can be costly and time-consuming. A new use of machine learning could partially change that.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
today ~5 min

Screen both parents for depression past baby’s first year

Clinicians should screen both parents for depression beyond their child's first birthday in pediatric offices, say researchers.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
today ~4 min

Soft ‘NeuroString’ could probe brain and gut

A new invention called "NeuroString" is a soft implantable probe that lets researchers study the chemistry of brain and gut health.

Michigan State • futurity
today ~6 min

Messaging on healthy foods may not prompt healthier purchases: study

Healthy food cues standing alone don’t prompt healthier buying decisions, but they may counter advertising for sugary and fatty foods, says study co-authored

Cambridge University News • cambridge
today ~5 min

How to Slowly Make a ‘Natives Only’ Garden

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~6 min

Making microbots smart

What would it take to create a truly intelligent microbot, one that can operate independently? A roboticist describes the fascinating minutiae and the medical jobs these tiny machines could do for us.

David Levin • knowable
yesterday ~11 min

Tissue model reveals key players in liver regeneration

By tracing the steps of liver regrowth, MIT engineers hope to harness the liver’s regenerative abilities to help treat chronic disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~6 min

Bad weather creates perfect storm for asthma sufferers

A new study reports an increase in cases of “thunderstorm asthma,” putting allergy and asthma sufferers on alert.

Robert H. Shmerling • harvard
yesterday ~3 min

High blood pressure in pregnancy takes toll 10 years later

High blood pressure conditions during pregnancy increase cardiovascular disease risk 10 years later, research finds.

Alex Gardner-Penn • futurity
yesterday ~6 min