Imaging technique spots colorectal tumors with 100% accuracy

A new method that provides accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer identified tumors with 100% accuracy in a new pilot study.

Beth Miller-WUSTL | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer colon-cancer imaging-technology machine-learning

Super tiny scope can peek inside active neurons

A new microendoscope the width of just a few human hairs produces better images than current scopes by first taking "awful" ones.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology lenses light neurons

Teen brains don’t react to all movie violence the same way

How do teen brains react to movie violence? It depends on whether the violence is justified or not, according to new research.

Michael Rozansky-Penn | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture brains guns imaging-technology movies teenagers violence

Proteins in the blood can show how old you are

Protein levels in a drop of blood can accurately predict someone's age, researchers say. The discovery sheds new light on how we age differently.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford | Dec. 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging biomarkers blood proteins sexes

Supplement may slow early aging syndrome

Researchers may have a new way to fight Werner Syndrome, which causes early aging and death, with supplements that boost the breakdown of mitochondria.

Gitte Frandsen-U. Copenhagen | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging mitochondria supplements

Nanocubes power cheap, fast multispectral cameras

An advance in photodetectors could enable cheaper, faster multispectral cameras for cancer surgery, food safety inspection, and precision agriculture.

Ken Kingery-Duke | Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology cameras imaging-technology light plasmons

Changes at home make it easier for older folks to live alone

Social and physical changes in the home can help older adults live alone more easily and protect their cognition, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cognition disabilities housing older-adults seniors

Microscope teaches itself to shine light on the vital stuff

A new microscope uses machine learning and LED lights to focus in on what's important, like the parasites inside cells infected with malaria.

Ken Kingery-Duke | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology led machine-learning microscopes

Older adults better handle stress of type 2 diabetes

Age may be an asset for people with type 2 diabetes. A new study shows younger patients feel more stressed about the diagnosis, leading to worse health.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging diabetes older-adults stress well-being

More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

Eating a diet that includes more plants and less meat when you're middle aged may delay or prevent cognitive impairment when you get older.

National University of Singapore | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cognition food meat plants

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