Alzheimer’s disease: protective gene uncovered in human cell model – bringing promise for new drug discoveries

Alzheimer's disease: protective gene uncovered in human cell model – bringing promise for new drug discoveries

Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. While researchers have identified a number of risk factors that are linked to dementia – including genetics, smoking, and high blood pressure – there is currently still no cure.

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Everyone wearing face masks could save America from a $1 trillion GDP loss

Everyone wearing face masks could save America from a $1 trillion GDP loss

Wearing a mask doesn't just save lives, it can also help people save money. If the United States were to mandate that all Americans wear masks, it would save the country from deleterious economic lockdowns that would reduce the gross domestic product by 5%, or about $1 trillion, according to an analysis by Goldman Sachs.

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Robots, drones and surveillance apps: The unexpected future of medicine

Robots, drones and surveillance apps: The unexpected future of medicine

Healthcare has often been sat on the sidelines when it comes to digital innovations. Part of that is because these services are often under-funded and what resources they do have are channelled into front-line care as much as possible. But it's becoming increasingly clear that technology can play a role in helping doctors deal with the ever-rising pressure to deliver more services.

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Do You Have a Racism Blindspot?

Do You Have a Racism Blindspot?

According to Google, internet searches for the phrase “Am I racist” have hit an all-time high. In the past month, articles with this phrase in the title have popped up at CNN, The Hill, Thrive and Medium. It seems that now more than ever, people (especially White people) are turning their gaze inward and asking this important question.

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