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Your new disease, America: Compulsive gadget-hoarding

According to a study, 68 percent of Americans keep their unused gadgets for posterity's sake. Or something. Only 25 percent allegedly admit to it.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Fluorescent compounds shed light on Alzheimer's disease

New class of imaging agents enables clinicians to watch the progression of Alzheimer's disease in real time in the brains of living patients.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Bill Gates on education, patents, Microsoft Bob, and disease

Speaking at Microsoft's Faculty Summit Monday, Gates took questions from an audience of researchers about the work of his foundation and other topics.

By Jul. 15, 2013

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Man with kidney disease first in U.S. to get bioengineered vein

In a first-of-its kind procedure, surgeons implant the blood vessel into the arm of a 62-year-old Virginia man with renal failure.

By Jun. 6, 2013

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Sensor promises disease detection with naked eye

Low-cost color-coded sensor out of the U.K. could let doctors in developing countries detect the presence of viruses including HIV at a glance.

By Oct. 31, 2012

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FDA approves bionic eye for adults with rare genetic disease

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System includes an eyeglass-mounted camera, a portable video processing unit, and an array of electrodes implanted onto the retina to allow the patient to detect light and dark.

By Feb. 14, 2013

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Brain scan may spot disease in athletes while they're still alive

Until now, a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- considered to have played a role in the deaths of former NFL players -- could be diagnosed only postmortem.

By Jan. 23, 2013

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Create a disease to kill off humanity with these iOS games

World pandemic simulators have been around for a while on Web browsers, but a classic in the genre has now made it to iOS followed by a very worthy contender.

By Jun. 4, 2012

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Princeton researchers use satellite images to track disease

Satellite imaging of nighttime lights helps track the migration and clustering of people, giving researchers the data they need to calculate the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases such as measles and meningitis.

By Dec. 9, 2011

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Nifty stem-cell engineering sheds light on Parkinson's disease

Researchers turned skin cells from Parkinson's patients into brain cells and used them to untangle the workings of one form of the disease.

By Feb. 9, 2012