‘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

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

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

Tablets in classrooms are no silver bullet

"You can't simply throw technology at kids and expect positive outcomes."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education electronics parents schools teachers

Earth has lots of wild spaces, but they’re fragile

There's still an opportunity to protect vast, relatively wild spaces for the benefit of people and other living species, research finds.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation land

Stealthy tool detects malware in JavaScript

A new tool called VisibleV8 can protect you against malware in JavaScript programs on your favorite sites.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet malware security software

Humans are changing the genetic diversity of Earth’s animals

The loss of genetic diversity will make it harder for plant and animal populations to adapt to changing environments. Fish and insects may be most at risk.

Cynthia Lee-McGill | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment animals biodiversity fish genetic-diversity insects populations

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