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The Temin Effect
Medical students learning to “look” at art leads to better outcomes in their education

Cross disciplinary learning helps
learning  education  GrowthMindset  medicine  science 
december 2017 by ajbw
The Design Bias of Heart Failure | Motherboard
The lone artificial heart on the market fit 80 percent of men and only 20 percent of women. But the bias here is deeper than that.
health  medicine  science  gender  diversity  sexism 
june 2016 by ajbw
After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight - The New York Times
Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.
science  health  weight  metabolism  fitness  diet  food 
may 2016 by ajbw
Genetic Analysis of 250 Burgers Reveals Some Unsavory Surprises
Last year, a biotech startup called Clear Labs performed DNA testing on a bunch of hot dogs and discovered that they often contain more than the label advertises. The same company has now used its arsenal of molecular technologies to break down America’s other favorite meat-on-a-bun product: burgers. Once again, there are some unsavory surprises.
science  foodsafety  foodpoisoning 
may 2016 by ajbw
Scientists Have Finally Found a Biological Process Behind Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a complex disease with elusive origins, but the mystery became much clearer today, when a landmark new study based on genetic analysis of nearly 65,000 individuals pinpointed a specific gene and biological process behind it.
science  medicine  mentalhealth  schizophrenia 
january 2016 by ajbw
Controversial ‘Transmittable Alzheimer’s’ Theory Is Starting to Look Plausible
Back in September, researchers in the UK discovered that brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s may be transmissible through certain medical procedures. Skeptical scientists urged caution, but now a different set of autopsy results have shown the same thing.
alzheimers  science  medicine 
january 2016 by ajbw
The Case of the So-Called Alien Megastructure Just Got Weirder
It’s probably not aliens. Seriously guys, it’s very, very unlikely that it’s aliens. But the weird, flickering star known as KIC 8462852 still isn’t sitting right with astronomers. In fact, it just got a lot weirder.
astronomy  science 
january 2016 by ajbw
A man who tracked five years of sneezes might have a fix for your pollen allergy - Quartz
Thomas Blomseth Christiansen is not an ordinary geek. For the last five years he has been tracking everyday things about his life—from steps to sneezes. He now has more than 100,000 data points, and he has used them to improve his health. After many minor, and some major, changes to his lifestyle, he's nearly gotten rid of his allergy...
quantifiedself  lifetracking  health  science  allergies  hayfever 
january 2016 by ajbw
Drugs, Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus
Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies.
drugs  supplements  medicine  science 
november 2015 by ajbw
Nobel in Medicine goes to treatments for parasites | Ars Technica
Malaria and river blindness were targeted by new drugs, thanks to this work.
medicine  nobel  science  parasites 
october 2015 by ajbw
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