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Five key ideas you need to understand now if you want to be ready for the world of 2030

April 14th, 2019 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

With a new series of the BBC science podcast Futureproofing on air this month, presenter Timandra Harkness explains how to get ready for the world of the future. Just a building that keeps the rain out and your clean underwear in? Think again. The home of 2030 will be smart, connected and emotional. “Our notion […]



A novel dementia treatment will flood people’s brains with a low-risk version of a key gene.

March 7th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

No one knows for certain what causes Alzheimer’s disease. But one fact about the condition has gained nearly irrefutable status. Depending on what versions of a gene called APOE you inherit, your risk of the brain disorder can be half the average—or more than 12 times as high. Sometimes called “the forgetting gene,” APOE comes […]



We can now grow perfect human blood vessels in a lab

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

The latest game changer in diabetes research might not be a new drug or a therapy. Instead, it could be a system of human blood vessels virtually identical to the ones currently transporting blood throughout your body. What makes these blood vessels special is that they are the first ones grown in a lab — […]



New research says men who marry intelligent women live longer

January 10th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

New research has shown that if a man wants to live a long healthy life, marrying a smart woman will go a long way in fulfilling this desire. Besides increasing longevity, having an intelligent wife can negate the chances of a man catching dementia. The right partner will definitely help enrich a person’s life. However, […]



Deep learning algorithm detects Alzheimer’s up to six years before doctors

November 17th, 2018 at 7:22 pm » Comments Off

A new algorithm significantly outperformed human clinicians in predicting which patients would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. A powerful new deep learning algorithm has been developed that can study PET scan images and effectively detect the onset of Alzheimer’s disease up to six years earlier than current diagnostic methods. The research is part of […]



11 critical skills for the future