Health focused sensor technology dominated CES

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-yang/health-devices_b_2424812.html The “sensorization” of CES was obvious.  Which technologies are meaningful, and which are simply stylish?  The health monitoring sector is set to grow exponentially in 2013. It’s important to understand the science behind the gadgets.  ApplySci, the crowdfunding platform, is committed to bringing you peer reviewed, life enhancing, sensor based mobile health monitoring technology. […]

Radiation in space might harm the brains of astronauts

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50334586/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UOK82ak2_zI “This study shows for the first time that exposure to radiation levels equivalent to a mission to Mars could produce cognitive problems and speed up changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease,” study author Kerry O’Banion, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, said in a statement.

Genetically modified virus produces heart’s own pacemaker in animals

http://technorati.com/technology/article/viruses-helped-to-make-the-natural/ Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute had another idea. They knew a gene called Tbx18 is normally activated during the sinoatrial node’s development, when an embryo is forming. So they set out to add Tbx18 into a functioning, fully grown heart. To do it, they inserted the code for this gene into a virus, […]