The enforcer The judge in the case, US District Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California, agreed with the prosecutors. As such, he ordered Holmes to undergo up to 14 hours of psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation by two government-appointed doctors over the course of two consecutive days. Davila also ordered that the government’s evaluation of Holmes be recorded on video—over Holmes’ objections. … [Read more...] about Judge in Theranos fraud case orders 14-hour psychological test for Holmes
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"The endocannabinoid system is the most pervasive, diffused and important modulatory system in the brain because it controls the release of pretty much every neurotransmitter," Piomelli said. Neurotransmitters are molecules that brain cells, or neurons, use to communicate with each other. One neuron sends a message to the next by releasing neurotransmitters, such as dopamine or serotonin, into an infinitesimal gap that separates one neuron from the next. The gap is called the synapse. … [Read more...] about How does cannabis get you high?
Fusing a small protein to a natural blood clotting factor made the factor last significantly longer in the human body, according to a new clinical study that has raised hopes for a vastly improved treatment for hemophilia. Currently, people with severe forms of hemophilia—a condition in which blood fails to clot properly—often infuse themselves at home with the clotting factor three to four times a week to prevent bleeding; the new fusion protein could decrease those treatments to just once a week. … [Read more...] about New fusion protein treatment holds promise for ‘royal’ blood clotting disorder
Medicine has been touted as one of the early success stories where humans augmented by machines could literally save lives. As one example, in North Central Pennsylvania, integrated health network Geisinger has developed AI machines that can outperform its cardiologists in analysing electrocardiograms. … [Read more...] about QUT researchers develop AI to improve accuracy around eye-testing
Two full-size Starship prototypes, known as SN5 and SN6, recently performed 500-foot-high (150 meters) test hops at SpaceX's South Texas facilities, near the village of Boca Chica. And the next vehicle in line is nearly ready to soar much higher, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said. … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship