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Friends share similar genes suggests new study

Friends share similar genes suggests new study

People with shared genes are apparently more likely to form friendships than people whose individual DNA’s are dissimilar finds new study. The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) was [read more]

Sex and drug addicts share similar brain activity finds research

Sex and drug addicts share similar brain activity finds research

A study executed by researchers from the University of Cambridge – funded by the Wellcome group – has revealed that the neurological responses of sex addicts to pornographic stimuli mimics that of drug addicts brain activity. [read more]

UK passengers will be allowed to fly to the US only if their electronic devices power up

UK passengers will be allowed to fly to the US only if their electronic devices power up

British Airways say it will turn away holidaymakers and business passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on after mandatory security measures ordered by TSA. On the ninth anniversary of the 7/7 [read more]

Smartphones reflect owners’ microbial world

Smartphones reflect owners’ microbial world

Smartphones collect a large part of the bacteria present on our body, a study reveals. The University of Oregon sequenced the DNA of microbes found on the index fingers and thumbs of 17 people and took swabs of each of their smartphones, [read more]

NASA flying saucer test for Mars mission successful

NASA flying saucer test for Mars mission successful

US space agency NASA has successfully launched a saucer-shaped vehicle that could one day help humans land on Mars. The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) took off from the Pacific Missile Range Facility located on the Hawaiian [read more]

New brain helmet can detect stroke within seconds

New brain helmet can detect stroke within seconds

Researchers in Sweden have developed a portable helmet that can determine within seconds if a patient has suffered a stroke. The new invention is the result of a joint partnership between the Swedish company Medfield Diagnostics and [read more]

A good night’s sleep improves learning and memory finds research

A good night’s sleep improves learning and memory finds research

Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which a good night’s sleep improves learning and memory. The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells and synapses that form during [read more]

Scientists to test dogs and cats for Mers infection

Scientists to test dogs and cats for Mers infection

Scientists are beginning to test pet dogs and cats in order to understand the mystery of Mers virus after more than 200 people have died around the world since its outbreak in 2012. Figures show more than 100 people have died in Saudi [read more]

OwnFone launches world’s first 3D printed Braille phone

OwnFone launches world’s first 3D printed Braille phone

London-based company OwnFone has launched the world’s first 3D printed Braille phone to provide visually challenged more independence with mobile services. The new Braille phone has been constructed using 3D printing on both front and [read more]

Can medical apps cut down time in the doctor’s waiting room?

Can medical apps cut down time in the doctor’s waiting room?

People in the UK spend around six months of their lives, on average, in some form of queue or other. For those of us who are time-poor, or who don’t handle being kept waiting for long periods very well, this can naturally be stressful. [read more]

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