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Kinect to watch your emotions and serve up ads

Jacob Aaron New Scientist Online adverts are already tailored to your search and browsing history, but now Microsoft has plans to add emotions to the mix. In a recently revealed patent application the company suggests that using its Kinect sensor … Continue reading

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Do early gut problems set the brain up for depression?

Catherine de Lange New Scientist EARLY digestive problems may hardwire the brain for depression. While gut problems are often linked with depression, they are generally assumed to arise from hormones released because of alterations in mood. Pankaj Pasricha and colleagues … Continue reading

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US education advocates tackle climate change sceptics

Source: New Scientist A NEW front has opened in the battle over US school science curricula. After decades of fighting to keep creationism out of the classroom, US science education advocates are steeling themselves to face a new foe: climate … Continue reading

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Brain cells made from skin could treat Parkinson’s

Source: New Scientist People with Parkinson’s disease might one day be treated with brain cells made from their own skin. Two teams of researchers have independently worked out how to turn skin cells into specialised neurons that make dopamine. This … Continue reading

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Sound waves can identify cancers that have spread

Lucas Laursen New Scientist A device that filters cancer cells from human blood using sound could help to identify tumour cells that have spread. Finding tumour cells in the blood indicates a cancer has metastasised – but the molecular markers … Continue reading

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Cheap, ‘safe’ drug kills most cancers

Andy Coghlan New Scientist Posted on 12/12/07 New Scientist has received an unprecedented amount of interest in this story from readers. If you would like up-to-date information on any plans for clinical trials of DCA in patients with cancer, or … Continue reading

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