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In test, AI outperforms doctors for diagnosis 

AI medical diagnosis is interesting. Having observed a big city emergency room, do diagnostic medical robots assume people are answering truthfully?   Robots will soon be able to diagnose patients “more … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Subway denies chicken is 1/2 something else

The problem with soy in your chicken is that almost all soy is genetically modified. The modification allows the soy plants to be sprayed with a pesticide, RoundUp, lots of … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Huggable breathing robot pillow could cure insomnia

It could be your ideal sleeping companion – intelligent, caring, soft yet firm of body. And it won’t hog the duvet or thrash about in the night. Researchers have developed … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Belly fat was really 130-lb benign tumor

It looked like fat. 57-year-old Roger Logan’s abdomen was so large the growth hung over his lower body like a boulder. It felt like fat. Logan was all but confined … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Can lithocholic acid slow human aging?

Researchers have noted that a set of genes involved in cellular oxygen use, energy production and damage from oxidation can increase or decrease lifespans of organisms. Researchers at Concordia University … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Zuckerberg disease foundation buys AI engine to scour scientific papers for possible cures

I’m really excited by this idea, applying AI to research analysis, because  researchers too often don’t seem to know about eachother’s work. There’s just too much going on in many … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ultrasound restores memory in Alzheimer’s rats

Here is some research that could yield miraculous results in the area of anti-aging: A potential method of treating Alzheimer’s disease using ultrasound is being hailed as a “breakthrough”. A … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 1 Comment