As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an individual’s control.
Researchers at Harvard have successfully trialed an artificial pancreas system that uses a smartphone to automatically deliver appropriate levels of insulin to the patient. The closed-loop system consists of an insulin pump and a glucose monitor placed under the user’s skin.
Large-scale genomic study covering 210,000 people from across the United States and Britain has shown that humans are still evolving.
Researchers have shown a way to engineer zika virus to attack and destroy brain cancer stem cells. Since the virus tends to affect stem cells in the fetus’ brain, researchers say it could be directed to infect glioblastoma cells.
Showering is one of the individual ways of maintaining personal hygiene. But have you ever wondered what would happen to your body if you stop showering?
REM sleep is the fifth stage of sleep and it’s when dreaming occurs. During this stage, your eyes will move rapidly and there’s surge in brain activity. But a new study has shown that as the amount of REM sleep declines, the risk of dementia increases.
Mosquitoes could be genetically engineered so that they don't bite people. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted $500,000 to researchers of University of Nevada to create mutant mosquitoes that have no sense of smell for human flesh.
Scientists have used magnetic nanoparticles to directly control physical movements of mice. Using a technique called Magneto-Thermal Stimulation, researchers activate sections of the brain that cause mice to run, rotate or lose control of the extremities.
If the forecast high temperature in your city is 36 degree Celsius (96.8 degree F), but the heat index makes you feel like it’s 42 degrees (107.6 degree F) – blame the humidity. But why does humidity make it feel hotter?