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Digital wellbeing: the ACT4Y initiative for asthma control

EIT Digital’s Willem Jonker and Amiko’s Duilio Macchi discuss digital wellbeing and the ACT4Y initiative for asthma control. Asthma is a disease which affects over...
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Pink noise: how sound simulation could boost deep sleep and treat mild cognitive impairment

Researchers at Northwestern University found that gentle sound simulation with pink noise can boost deep sleep and could be used as a therapy for mild...
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Can social robots help hospitalised children recover?

According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, interaction with a social robot - a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT - had a positive impact...
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What is the periodic table of the brain? A new neuron study investigates

Scientists from the Allen Institute are working on a periodic table of the brain, which allows them to classify cells based on shape and...
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Embryo genetic testing before IVF: do women regret it or find the information valuable?

Northwestern University has studied women who choose to have embryo genetic testing before IVF, and whether they regret the decision or find the information...
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The secret behind bacterial fusion: a Chlamydia produced protein gives insight into increasing pathogenicity

Researchers at Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have gained insights into how bacterial fusion works, by studying a Chlamydia produced protein. To understand bacterial...
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Treating osteoarthritis: a new synthetic joint lubricant is being tested in canines

A new synthetic joint lubricant is being tested in canine clinical trials and could eventually be used for treating osteoarthritis in humans. The synthetic joint...
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Electronic health records: are medication lists a threat to patient safety?

One third of printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records had a discrepancy in a new study. Many patients rely on the printed...
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The potential of neurostimulation devices with a graphene monolayer to treat neurological diseases

Researchers at Purdue University have added a graphene monolayer to implantable neurostimulation devices, which has the potential to treat neurological diseases. Although implantable neurostimulation devices...
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“Alexa, check my heart”: the algorithm to detect cardiac arrest and alert emergency services

Could a smart speaker help to save a life? Researchers are developing an algorithm to detect cardiac arrest in users of products like Amazon...

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