Exercise gets ‘death marker’ protein to refresh muscles

"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: exercise proteins muscles featured health-and-medicine

Sans Forgetica font doesn’t actually boost memory

"In fact, it seems like although Sans Forgetica is novel and hard to read, its effects might well end there."

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: memory reading society-and-culture fonts

Speedy action can save vision after an occipital stroke

"For the first time, we can now conclusively say that just as for sensorimotor stroke, 'time is vision' after an occipital stroke."

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision brains featured health-and-medicine strokes

Are you ready for this summer’s cicada invasion?

After 17 years underground, cicadas will return by the millions this summer. Here, an expert breaks down their life cycle and why they emerge when they do.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: insects earth-and-environment sounds

AI lets robotic prosthetics ‘see’ uncertain terrain

AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: walking cameras algorithms artifical-intelligence science-and-technology balance prostheses

App weighs risks of cancer treatment delay during COVID-19

A new app helps doctors weigh the risks of delaying cancer treatment during the pandemic against the risk of COVID-19 infection while getting that care.

Andrea LaFerle-Michigan • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 chemotherapy hospitals health-and-medicine

Brain scans reveal the source of stress in the brain

The discovery of the neural "home" for stress could be helpful to people struggling with the major fear and anxiety that it causes.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: anxiety stress brains fear science-and-technology

School closures may boost childhood obesity

School closures in the US mean no gym classes. That could fuel a spike in childhood obesity. "Public health interventions are urgently needed."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise schools childrens-health health-and-medicine body-weight

Algorithm speeds up ocean search-and-rescue missions

A new algorithm can predict where people or objects lost at sea will float. That could make life-saving search-and-rescue operations much faster.

ETH Zurich • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: math oceans algorithms science-and-technology rescue

Urine test for kidney stones gives results in 30 minutes

A new simpler urine test that could be done in a doctor’s office or even at home would give people with kidney stones results in as little as 30 minutes.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: kidneys biomimicry health-and-medicine urine

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