Portable MRI wins MIT $100K Pitch

When developed, their portable MRI idea could save lives by imaging on the scene.

  • Infinite Cooling won the $2,000 second prize and nearly won the audience choice award after an applause meter-style tie-breaker with Smart News.
  • High Q Imaging was a finalist at this summer’s MassChallenge startup accelerator.
  • The grand prize winner of the third competition, held in the spring, receives the $100,000 prize.
  • The next phase of the MIT $100K is Accelerate, where teams move past the pitch and develop a prototype with mentor guidance and customer research.
  • High Q Imaging took the $3,000 top prize in last night’s MIT $100K Pitch Competition for technology that reduces the cost and weight of MRI machines, bringing them to doctors’ offices, ambulances, and eventually even to the sidelines of athletic fields.

High Q Imaging’s portable MRI could bring imaging to doctor’s offices, ambulances, and athletic fields.
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What Is Bariatric Surgery, and How Does It Work?

  • Dr. Gagner had only begun the surgery and all he had accomplished was to cut off most of the patient’s stomach, leaving a pouch.
  • Some women who had had trouble becoming pregnant before the surgery succeeded afterward.
  • Are some answers about bariatric surgery and what it does.
  • Weight loss can also relieve diabetes, but it turns out that the surgery’s effect is different, and only partly understood.
  • Twenty-four million, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

The surgery almost always works to help very heavy people lose a lot of weight and also can mysteriously make some chronic conditions vanish.
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New Year delayed by one second

2017 New Year's countdown to be delayed by a leap second

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  • NPL senior research scientist Peter Whibberley said: “Atomic clocks are more than a million times better at keeping time than the rotation of the Earth, which fluctuates unpredictably.
  • Atomic clocks use the change of electron energy levels to tell the time.
  • The extra second will occur as clocks strike midnight and a time of 23:59:60 will be recorded, delaying 2017 momentarily.
  • “Leap seconds are needed to prevent civil time drifting away from Earth time.
  • A leap second last occurred in June 2015 and this will be the 27th time it has occurred.

A “leap second” will be added to 2016 to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth’s rotation.
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BBC iWonder

Want to get healthier in 2017? Take our test to find out the right diet for you:

  • It is not a substitute for tests performed in the experiment but is a useful guide you can use at home.
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  • The test will indicate whether you may be in one of the same groups.
  • Our experts then gave each group a different diet to follow, using a scientific approach to weight loss.
  • Feed your curiosity with BBC iWonder

Have you ever struggled with your weight and wondered which diet would give you the best results? Take our online test.
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Cure for HIV closer after trial clears virus in British man

HIV cure closer after trial clears virus in British man 
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  • HIV cure closer after trial clears virus in British man
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  • ” there is still no cure for HIV, and we welcome this ambitious study which looks to eradicate the virus completely from the bodies of people living with HIV, instead of suppressing it.”
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Scientists conducting HIV study make “remarkable” progress after a British man showed no detectable signs of the virus
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Genetics: A Look Back At The First 100 Years

Genetics: A look back at the first 100 years

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  • Right around the late 1940s, you get the GI bill, the National Science Foundation starting up and funding genetics, and the National Institutes of Health appropriating money for genetics.
  • To mark the occasion, a group of geneticists including Stanford’s Jonathan Pritchard , PhD, have taken time to explore the history of genetics research.
  • From that, we were able see geographic changes in who does genetics.
  • In the 1950s, there’s a big expansion in genetics research in the U.S., but in the 1980s, probably because of the internet, we see genetics expand worldwide, especially in East Asia.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the journal GENETICS, a foundational journal in the field. To mark the occasion, a group of geneticists including
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‘Flashing light therapy’ for Alzheimer’s

Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's  via @Michelle_NBC

  • The researchers say the approach should be tested in humans.
  • “While mice used in this study showed some key features of Alzheimer’s, it is always important to follow up these findings in people.”
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  • Build-up of beta amyloid protein is one of the earliest changes seen in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say US scientists after promising trials in mice .

A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice.
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