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Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men’s Health Diagnostics

Needing medical care is difficult enough all on its own. But the process of obtaining that medical care is almost more of a hassle than it’s worth. A lot of the time, you end up waiting for lab results. Sometimes, that’s because the doc had to take a culture, and the bacteria need time to increase and multiply in a petri dish before the lab techs can test for what kills them. That’s reasonable. But sometimes, the time delay between test and results is just because the facility that took ...

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New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles

Implants that deliver a constant metered dose of medication have plenty of promise. They’re especially useful for making sure patients don’t have to orient their daily schedule around their medication times. For the same reasons, they’re a potential solution for patients who tend to forget to take medications that have to be delivered right on schedule. Their major strength is being able to keep a patient’s serum concentration of their medication at a specific level. For example: Nexplanon, a hormonal contraceptive implant, delivers a constant dose of medication that keeps ...

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Nintendo Exec: Switch Could Get More Wii U Re-Releases

The Wii U was a disappointment from a sales perspective, selling 13.56 million systems by Nintendo’s latest count, compared to more than 100 million for the Wii. Matching that sales level was probably never going to happen for the Wii U, but it is understood that the Wii U underperformed. The Nintendo Switch is off to a strong start, helping Nintendo’s market cap surpass Sony’s, and with strong demand for the console and new games coming out, it seems the sales figure stands to climb higher and higher. In an ...

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Sharp-nosed Japanese jetliner could be game changer for U.S. flyers

Japan’s first commercial plane since 1962 Japan’s first commercial airliner in more than 50 years has arrived on the international stage. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is showing off its new jet — known as the MRJ — at the Paris Air Show this week. The 92-passenger plane promises to reshape regional flying in the U.S. and upend a market long dominated by Canada’s Bombardier(BDRAF) and Embraer(ERJ) of Brazil. But the MRJ is less of a revolution than an evolution of a familiar package: two engines, two wings, and a slightly roomier ...

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E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking

So-called electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become increasingly popular over the past few years, as the number of people who smoke traditional cigarettes in the United States has continued to decline. Proponents of e-cigarettes have argued that they can help people stop smoking (and I’m personally friends with one former smoker who used e-cigarettes as a stepping stone to quitting nicotine altogether). Proponents also say they’re less dangerous than conventional tobacco. Others have argued that the aerosolized fluid that e-cigarettes create can create health issues of its own. A number of businesses ...

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Theresa May and DUP deal could be delayed until next week

DUP sources have told the BBC an announcement on a deal with Tories has been delayed because of the unfolding tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze. The two sides were close to reaching agreement to enable Theresa May to form a minority government and the talks were not in trouble, the sources added. But they added that the London tower block fire made an announcement on Wednesday “inappropriate”. And diary commitments meant a final deal could be delayed until next week. The DUP source told BBC assistant political editor Norman ...

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Chemically Custom-Tailored Graphene Could Diagnose HIV With Record Speed

Sometimes technology developed for one application turns out to be great for another. The world is full of beneficial accidents like this. Methylene blue, a dye, turns out to be a useful aid to microbiology and medicine. Ultrasound turns out to be useful for therapy, not just imaging. Other times, a development is so fundamental that it turns out to be useful in practically everything, such as James Clerk Maxwell’s insights into electromagnetism. The ability to manipulate single atoms has given humans the ability to custom-tailor individually point-flawed diamonds imbued ...

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U.K. election shock could delay and soften Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap U.K. general election in the hope of strengthening her hand in negotiations to take Britain out of the European Union. An exit poll projection and early results suggest that gamble has backfired: Rather than handing May a landslide victory, the election could leave no party with a clear majority, a result that would usher in a period of uncertainty over who governs Britain. So what does that mean for Brexit, the single issue that could determine the economic prospects for the U.K. and ...

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If you bought Honest Company detergent, you could score a refund

Jessica Alba: Honest is a brand you can trust Have you bought Honest Company detergent? You may be able to get some cash back. Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company has agreed to pay $ 1.55 million to settle a nationwide class action suit claiming that it misled customers about the ingredients in its laundry detergent, dish soap and multipurpose cleaner. Customers who bought the products will be able to apply for a refund, pending court approval of the deal. Those without receipts can receive up to $ 50, according to ...

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Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought

Elon Musk wants to send humans to Mars by 2024, a proposition that seemed quite optimistic when it was announced last year. New research from the University of Nevada Las Vegas makes Musk’s goal that much less attainable. A new predictive model of radiation effects indicates we could be vastly underestimating the damaging effects of cosmic rays on astronauts. That means a trip to Mars could include a doubling of cancer risk compared with previous estimates. Most human spaceflight has taken place in low-Earth orbit, where the planet’s magnetic field ...

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