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Facebook app gives glimpse into life with dementia

UK Alzheimer's charity creates a new app that replicates the symptoms of dementia -- memory loss, confusion, and difficulty communicating.

By May 1, 2014


Miniature brain-in-a-dish could help advance Alzheimer's research

A lab-grown brain is the most complete ever developed, equivalent to the brain maturity of a five-week-old foetus.

By August 19, 2015


Non-invasive ultrasound restores memory in Alzheimer's mice

Ultrasound technology could provide a non-invasive way of treating Alzheimer's disease after researchers successfully restore memories to mice.

By March 11, 2015


The top 20 catchiest songs of all time, according to science

A year-long survey by the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has revealed the top 10 most persistent earworms -- with the Spice Girls topping the list.

By November 3, 2014


Toshiba's new robot can speak in sign language

Toshiba has unveiled Aiko Chihira, a humanoid robot that can communicate using sign language.

By October 8, 2014


Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

By July 31, 2014


Australian scientists developing early detection test for Alzheimer's

Scientists at Australia's CSIRO are developing an eye test that can detect the protein responsible for Alzheimer's up to 20 years earlier than currently possible.

By July 13, 2014


Fart gas could help you ward off deadly diseases

Exposure to hydrogen sulfide, commonly found in rotten eggs and human flatulence, could have amazing health benefits in small doses, researchers at the University of Exeter say.

By July 11, 2014


Researchers erase, then restore memories in rats

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mouse? Researchers in California have successfully meddled with rats' memories by stimulating nerves.

By June 1, 2014


Shopping for items in Instagram pics: The joy of instagratification

"Brandicted" is a service that crawls all the most popular branded items on Instagram and helps you obtain them. Now. This instant. Because your needs are desperate.

By April 30, 2014