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California teen girls charged with drugging parents to evade Internet curfew

arstechnica.com
Two California teenagers were arrested on New Year’s Eve after allegedly spiking one of their parents’ milkshakes with sleeping medication. The girls did this, the local police said, because one girl felt her parents’ Internet curfew was too strict. The parents apparently restricted access to the family’s wireless Internet connection...
California teen girls charged with drugging parents to evade Internet curfew
'Clone by phone' makes for faster vaccine preparation
Born to die: how self-destructing electronics will transform medicine, war, and more
26,000 developers sign up for PC motion-controlling gadget Leap

Can PageRank-like approach aid fight against cancer?

arstechnica.com
When covering the world of science, it's quite common to come across press releases with eye-catching titles that don't really hold up when you look at the underlying work. It's quite a bit less common to see that in the title of the research paper itself. But that seems to...
Can PageRank-like approach aid fight against cancer?

In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

arstechnica.com
The search for the fountain of youth is nothing new; we humans have long been trying to lengthen our lifespans. In recent years, science and medicine have made great strides in increasing how long we live. The average life expectancy of an American is now more than 78 years,...
In new bodies, brain cells find longer lives

Hospital networks take key role in health care as IT makes further clincial advances

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The health care industry's increased use of electronic medical records (EMRs), wireless medical devices and personal mobile technology has turned hospital networks into important components in patient treatment. Practicing medicine now requires maintaining constant wireless connectivity and possibly managing wired network traffic if doctors and nurses are to fully leverage...
Hospital networks take key role in health care as IT makes further clincial advances

Researchers Report Genetic Advance

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In a major step toward an era of personalized medicine, researchers reported Wednesday that they have sequenced the complete DNA material of more than 1,000 people from 14 population groups in Europe, Africa, East Asia and the Americas. The report from the $120 million 1000 Genomes Project project involved 700...
Researchers Report Genetic Advance

Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

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An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time. [Read more]...
Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

US regulator shuts down 1,677 Internet pharmacies

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More than 1,600 websites selling pharmaceutical products, including some spoofing CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, were shut down this week in a sting involving 99 countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.Close to 8,000 more were warned against selling unapproved drugs or those without a prescription. The FDA...
US regulator shuts down 1,677 Internet pharmacies
3D display prototype combines high resolution with multiple viewing angles
How Dr. Oz Became A Huge TV Star

Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

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Sitting down is common in the age of cubicles and computers, but there's been a growing discussion in recent years about its dangers. A new study that examined the habits of 222,497 Australian adults found that those who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent...
Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

Marjorie Howard Futcher Photo Collection from @McGillLib - http://j.mp/d5ITkD - "insight into worlds of elite medicine & wealth"

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Marjorie Howard Futcher Photo Collection from @McGillLib - http://j.mp/d5ITkD - "insight into worlds of elite medicine & wealth"
Hybrid 3D printer creates implantable cartilage that could be used in humans
First lab-grown kidney successfully implanted in a rat

Twitter Puts Its DMCA Takedown Requests Up For All To See

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Yesterday’s announcement that Twitter would be selectively censoring tweets based on country was not well-received. But part of that announcement was the assurance that the process would at least be transparent. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. They also mentioned that they were working with Chilling Effects...
Twitter Puts Its DMCA Takedown Requests Up For All To See
Precognitive robot knows you need help before you do

Is Google Stealing Authors’ Copyright With Buzz?

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2 years ago I shared about a blogger and follower/friend of mine, Ali Akbar, who purchased the domain, googleappsengine.com (he still owns it) in order to create an AppEngine-related blog (since Google apparently forgot to purchase the domain).  Ali received a threatening Cease-and-Desist from Google shortly after asking him to...
Is Google Stealing Authors’ Copyright With Buzz?

NCBI ROFL: Social networks lack useful content for incontinence. | Discoblog

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It’s Facebook week on NCBI ROFL! All this week we’ll be featuring papers about everyone’s favorite social networking site. Enjoy! “OBJECTIVE: To assess the incontinence resources readily available for patients among social networks. Social networks allow users to connect with each other and share content and are a widely...
NCBI ROFL: Social networks lack useful content for incontinence. | Discoblog

Nexus 7 pre-orders start shipping in UK and Canada

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The Nexus 7 machine is in full swing. According to Google, all pre-orders placed by Friday the 13th in the US and Australia have been filled as of today (though some may still be en route), and our friends in the UK and Canada should be receiving theirs soon...
Nexus 7 pre-orders start shipping in UK and Canada

3-D printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs

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A pair of companies have developed a bio-printer that works just like a regular 3-D printer but instead of using polymer, it uses human tissue to print out skin, blood vessels, and livers. To start with, only simple tissues, such as skin, muscle and short stretches of blood vessels, will...
3-D printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs

Jon Stewart calls out Fox News for its bullshit report that the nuclear summit logo looks like a crescent moon and was a secret message to muslim nations, then gives them a taste of their own medicine

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Jon Stewart calls out Fox News for its bullshit report that the nuclear summit logo looks like a crescent moon and was a secret message to muslim nations, then gives them a taste of their own medicine

RT @quad48s: Australia's first iPad app: Carter’s Encyclopaedia of Health and Medicine by mogeneration http://bit.ly/aeaBcG

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RT @quad48s: Australia's first iPad app: Carter’s Encyclopaedia of Health and Medicine by mogeneration http://bit.ly/aeaBcG

Facebook and physicians: Not good medicine

www.computerworld.com
Physicians who use social networks to share clinical experiences risk violating patient privacy. A niche industry of private social network providers has cropped up to address the desire to communicate....
Facebook and physicians: Not good medicine

How the humble light projector supercharges your tech

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Forget classroom projectors. Companies like DLP are shining a light on exciting ways to impact cars, medicine, smartphones, and more. [Read more]...
How the humble light projector supercharges your tech

Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other

arstechnica.com
Most online game developers deal with the persistent problem of in-game cheating by simply issuing blanket bans, hoping to eliminate the problem players from their universe entirely. Rockstar is taking a slightly different tack for online play in Max Payne 3, however, letting them continue to play in a quarantined,...
Rockstar condemns Max Payne 3 cheaters to play only against each other

Drink more, weigh less?

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In a study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine (that was not sponsored by Bartles & Jaymes or Anheuser-Busch) findings were published that women who “regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight” than their non-drinking peers, and were at a lower risk of obesity. The...
Drink more, weigh less?

Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware / software combo

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Hodu borrows its name from the Korean word for "walnut," a reference to the culture's use of the nut as an exercise tool in traditional medicine. The barbell-shaped device is a "zero failure" physical therapy tool, aimed at rewarding patients for even the slightest level of feedback. There are...
Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware / software combo

New, Targeted Mouthwash Could Eliminate Tooth Decay "Within Our Lifetimes" [Medicine]

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A single species of bacteria is responsible for tooth decay. But until now, mouthwash has worked by sterilizing your maw wholesale. But why go Death Star v. Alderaanon it when you could just kill off that one bad species? This is exactly what Colgate has done and the result...
New, Targeted Mouthwash Could Eliminate Tooth Decay "Within Our Lifetimes" [Medicine]
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