News tagged with american association for the advancement of science

Bionic eyes offering better sight to blind

A brighter ray of hope is on the horizon for the blind, as scientists improve electronic hardware that creates sight - making it possible, they predict, to read printed text, recognize faces and lead normal, independent lives.

Feb 15, 2015
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Experts fear e-cigarettes fuel teen addiction

E-cigarettes can be an effective tool for smokers aiming to kick their tobacco habit, but officials fear the devices are also creating nicotine addiction among adolescents.

Feb 14, 2015
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Can a virtual brain replace lab rats?

Testing the effects of drugs on a simulated brain could lead to breakthrough treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's disease.

Feb 14, 2014
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Optimizing donor kidney distribution in the United States

Northwestern University's Sanjay Mehrotra has developed an innovative model that could help ease kidney distribution inequities among regions in the U.S. and ultimately help save hundreds of lives. His mathematical model, ...

Feb 14, 2014
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Evolutionary origins of human dietary patterns

William Leonard has conducted extensive research on the diets and ways of prehistoric populations. A paper on his research will be presented Friday, Feb. 15, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement ...

Feb 15, 2013
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