Ultrasound with Smartphone: New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health

Ultrasound with Smartphone Effectiveness of the app, which measures pressure waveforms of blood flow through the cardiovascular system, demonstrated in clinical trials In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and USC have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed information about your heart’s health. What used […]

Leprosy hijacks our immune system |Leprosy turns the immune system against itself, study finds

Leprosy hijacks our immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, according to new research that uses zebrafish to study the disease. As such, the disease may share common characteristics with conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Leprosy is an infectious disease that affects the skin […]

Sleep Disorder Problems|New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

Patients with sleep disorder problems could be studied nonintrusively at home using wireless signals.   More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also disrupt sleep. Diagnosing and monitoring these conditions usually requires attaching electrodes and a variety of other sensors to patients, which can further disrupt […]

Positive thinking:The negative side of positive thinking Study finds optimism may curb action

The negative side of positive thinking Study finds optimism may curb action Two Democratic fundraising emails were sent to supporters. In one version, the candidate was leading a closely contested race; in the other, he was trailing. Which email got more clicks and coaxed more donations?     Perhaps counterintuitively, the losing candidate’s message sparked […]