Jul 26, 2016

Early menopause may speed up aging in women, study says

Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases. The findings could settle a long-standing debate, said Steve Horvath, a professor of human ...

Jul 5, 2016

Stimulating the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good center boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, according to a new study. “Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expectations can affect how the ...

Jul 1, 2016

Hundreds of U.S. companies sell unapproved 'stem cell treatments'

Hundreds of companies across the United States are selling unapproved stem cell treatments directly to patients, raising concerns about safety and scams in a fast-growing industry, researchers said Thursday. At least 351 companies across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures at ...

Nose job: Smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Jun 23, 2016

Nose job: Smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can’t smell. That’s created a technology bottleneck that companies have spent more than a decade trying to fill. Most have failed. A powerful ...