Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Hong (AP)Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticized his plan for saving a young soccer team trapped in a cave system in Thailand.

Genetic defect causing intellectual disability found

Genetic defect causing intellectual disability found

Researchers at the University of Sussex have discovered a new genetic defect which causes a form of intellectual disability -- a finding that will improve screening programmes and help to end a 'diagnostic odyssey' for families across the globe.

Right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer progression

Right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer progression

A team of scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU) at the University of Luxembourg has found that a combination of prebiotics, such as dietary fibre, and probiotics, i.e. specific beneficial bacteria, reduces the expression of pro-carcinogenic and drug resistance genes.

Apple's Looming Nightmare

Apple's Looming Nightmare

That one thing alone removed Intel's ability to compete in the modem market and likely led to the cancellation of its effort -- an effort that was critical to Apple's long-term plan to take out Qualcomm.

6,000 Amazon Employees Sign Climate Change Letter

6,000 Amazon Employees Sign Climate Change Letter

Photo: David Ryder (Getty)On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change.

Single-cell sequencing reveals landscape of immune cell subtypes in lung cancer tumors

Single-cell sequencing reveals landscape of immune cell subtypes in lung cancer tumors

To shed light on this under-examined family of immune cells, Harvard Medical School researchers based at the Blavatnik Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital used single-cell sequencing to map the landscape of myeloid cells in tumors from patients with lung cancer.

Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors

Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors

A study by Inserm and CNRS researchers published on March 7, 2019 in JCI Insight reveals that the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors play an essential role in the choice between running and eating chocolatey food.

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans

Heart attack prevention and outcomes have dramatically improved for American adults in the past two decades, according to a Yale study in JAMA Network Open. "We are now at historic lows in the rates of heart attacks and deaths associated with heart attacks," said Krumholz.

What can worms tell us about human aging?

What can worms tell us about human aging?

"One of the key challenges that we face when studying ageing is that the modelling tools available are optimised for animals or cells that are in the process of growing, which is not happening in aged animals," explains Dr Olivia Casanueva, group leader in the Epigenetics programme at the Babraham Institute.

Why Intel Is in Such Horrid Condition

Why Intel Is in Such Horrid Condition

However, its alleged theft of Qualcomm's technology puts a massive cloud over that effort, and its obvious shift of manufacturing resources, from low-end desktop processors to modems, significantly helped AMD penetrate the desktop market -- not to mention creating huge trust issues with the other OEMs. By any measure, that move appeared as a betrayal to vendors that view Apple as a competitor, and Apple's lead competing platform, the iPad, uses ARM -- not Intel -- processors.

Investigators close in on best treatment guidelines for critical limb ischemia

Investigators close in on best treatment guidelines for critical limb ischemia

"The BEST-CLI Trial is Nearing the Finish Line and Promises to be Worth the Wait," is authored by Alik Farber, MD, chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at Boston Medical Center, Matthew Menard, MD, co-director of endovascular surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, section head for vascular medicine and intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Flora Sandra Siami, MPH, vice president, clinical, regulatory, quality at the New England Research Institutes.

Disrupting parasites' family planning could aid malaria fight

Disrupting parasites' family planning could aid malaria fight

If conditions are catastrophically bad and the parasite population plummets -- following treatment with a strong dose of anti-malarial drugs, for instance -- they invest as much as possible in reproduction in a last-ditch effort to spread to new hosts.

George Soros Foundation Calls Facebook 'Vile,' 'Reprehensible' for Pushing Conspiracy Theories

George Soros Foundation Calls Facebook 'Vile,' 'Reprehensible' for Pushing Conspiracy Theories

The Open Society Foundations (OSF), a international philanthropic and grantmaking organization, has responded to a bombshell report that senior management at Facebook including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and chief lobbyist Joel Kaplan were involved in hiring a Republican opposition research firm named Definers Public Affairs to counter the company’s growing list of critics—including by peddling conspiracy theories about OSF’s founder, Hungarian-American investor and Holocaust survivor George Soros.

Mandibular movement monitoring may help improve oral sleep apnea devices

Mandibular movement monitoring may help improve oral sleep apnea devices

In this sleep study, 56 patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were fitted with a custom mandibular advancement splint (OAT) and had their midsagittal mandibular movement tracked. "MM monitoring during sleep is practical and informative for measuring indices of residual respiratory events when OSA is treated by oral appliances," concluded Dr. Martinot.

Med-Tech firm donates 20 million syringes to help fight polio

Med-Tech firm donates 20 million syringes to help fight polio

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) donated the syringes to Rotary, a non-profit organisation dedicated to tackling humanitarian challenges, in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Crunched for time? High-intensity exercise gives same cell benefits in fewer minutes: Mitochondrial changes similar in short sprint exercise versus longer moderate-intensity workouts

Crunched for time? High-intensity exercise gives same cell benefits in fewer minutes: Mitochondrial changes similar in short sprint exercise versus longer moderate-intensity workouts

A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research.

Gene Drive

Gene Drive

Research into a genetic engineering technology that can permanently change the traits of a population or even an entire species is progressing rapidly.

Smart technology to help diagnose sepsis in children in Canada

Smart technology to help diagnose sepsis in children in Canada

Smart technology and artificial intelligence could be used to improve detection of sepsis in children in Canada, write authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

To Resist Manipulation, Ask One Question

To Resist Manipulation, Ask One Question

Last week's op-ed in The New York Times is a good example, because the "why" is likely far more interesting than what is said in the piece.

The Bleeding Edge shows why FDA regulation needs to change

The Bleeding Edge shows why FDA regulation needs to change

Reece Armstrong looks into Netflix's latest documentary, The Bleeding Edge and examines the FDA's regulatory approvals for medical devices and why it needs to change.