(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) A new research analysis suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may be one of the most effective approaches available for treating major depression. It’s the latest in a convincing docket of research showing that exercise, perhaps more than any other single method, can serve as a curb against a tenacious condition that affects
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This is the second installment of the annual Gartner prediction/trends set. The last one focused on strategic predictions. This one focuses on Gartner’s technology trends. This year’s list feels a little like a redo (with some new names for already pretty well-defined trends). Part of the problem with solid research organizations like Gartner is how visible they are. They host conferences,
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Updated 4:50 p.m. Eastern with NASA statement. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Engineers have made progress correcting a faulty gyro on the Hubble Space Telescope, making NASA optimistic the space telescope can resume normal operations in the near future. Hubble has been in safe mode since the failure of the third of its six gyroscopes Oct. 5.
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ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche’s Tecentriq plus chemotherapy boosted lung cancer patients’ survival by nearly five months, study data released on Monday showed, underscoring benefits of the Swiss group’s immunotherapy but still leaving it trailing a rival’s drug. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland February 1,
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A letter in the latest issue of Genetics and its accompanying press release raise some serious questions about the communication of predictive genomic research. In “Accurate Genomic Prediction of Human Height,” six authors affiliated with Michigan State University have analyzed a data set of 500,000 genomes released last year from UK Biobank in order to see if human height
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MUNICH (Reuters) – Roche’s entrectinib cancer pill was shown to shrink tumors in 57 percent of patients within a group that can only be identified via genetic profiling, as the Swiss drugmaker challenges an alliance of Bayer and Loxo Oncology in a new targeted treatment area. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche
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Patients who are concerned about heart disease may get treadmill testing. (Photo: Getty Images) As Betty Rizzo sang in the musical Grease, “there are worse things I can do.” Wearing a meat suit in a lion’s den or cementing your head in a microwave oven come to mind. However, being out of shape could be worse than even smoking or having
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A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, also known as a headless chicken monster, has been filmed for the first time in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica using underwater camera technology developed by Australian researchers. The creature, which has only been filmed before in the Gulf of Mexico, was discovered in 3 kilometres of
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Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, only came out this week. In it, Hawking makes a number of bold claims about the future of gene editing, artificial intelligence, and even religion. Here’s how experts evaluate his predictions. Superhuman Overlords Hawking raised eyebrows when he claimed that
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