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Gut bacteria hold clues about type 2 diabetes

Changes in the types and activities of human gut bacteria could lead to earlier diagnoses of type 2 diabetes, according to a study of identical twins, findings of which are published in Genome Medicine. Imbalances in the gut microbiota have…
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Saliva test for identifying, tracking cancer steps closer

A rapid, accurate test that can detect biomarkers of lung cancer in saliva is soon to be trialed in patients. The news marks a milestone in over 10 years of research led by oral cancer and saliva diagnostics researcher Prof. David Wong, of…
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Human-genome editing summit to sample global attitudes

A large and international meeting on the ethics of human-genome editing is poised to begin —  and researchers are curious about how perceived differences in attitudes will play out. “We’re hoping to sort of take the temperature of…
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When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital,…
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Apple Hires Top Augmented/Virtual Reality Researcher

With all of the declarations of augmented reality and virtual reality’s inevitable ascents to the heights of technological cruciality, Apple has managed to stay noticeably quiet on the topic. This has led to any VR/AR movement on their end…
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The Value In Virtual And Augmented Reality

In 2015, the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry was widely heralded as the next tectonic shift in computing. But it’s also an industry that investors are cautious to enter while everyone’s cards are still face down.…