The lessons cybersecurity teams need to learn from hackers to beat them at their own game Watch Now Global aviation industry IT supplier SITA has confirmed it has fallen victim to a cyberattack, with hackers gaining access to personal information of airline passengers. The information technology and communications company, which claims to serve around 90% of the world's airlines, said that a cyberattack on February 24, 2021 led to "data security incident" involving passenger data that was stored on SITA Passenger Service System Inc. servers located at Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. More on privacy Microsoft to apply California's privacy law for all US users Mind-reading technology: The security and privacy threats ahead How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government A statement by SITA describes the incident as a "highly … [Read more...] about Airlines warn passengers of data breach after aviation tech supplier is hit by cyberattack
The main component in the spice turmeric, known as curry powder, can add to the power of chemotherapy in suppressing head and neck tumors, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found the chemical compound called curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, enhances the effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, which is commonly used to treat head and neck cancers, in addition to radiation. Curcumin has been found to help curb the growth of breast , colon and pancreatic cancers. But because cisplatin can have toxic side effects, researchers were "looking for an agent that would enhance the effect of cisplatin, allowing the use of lower, less-toxic doses," said study researcher Dr. Marilene Wang, a professor of head and neck surgery at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center. To test the effects, scientists injected curcumin alone, cisplatin alone and a curcumin-cisplatin mixture into the tails of mice with cancerous tumors. Tumors were … [Read more...] about Spice of Life: Turmeric Boosts Effects of Chemo in Fighting Tumors
Researchers at UC Davis are investigating whether virtual reality can be used to help kids with ADHD cope in the non-virtual world. If effective, the treatment could point the way to an alternative to medication. "Our long-term goal is to develop interventions that are widely accessible," said Julie Schweitzer, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a MIND Institute researcher . "If a parent could download an app to purchase the treatment, families in many places around the world could access it." must read AR and VR mean business: Everything you need to know An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the hype in AR, VR, and MR. Read More The CDC reports an estimated 5-10 percent of American children are diagnosed with ADHD. Over 50 percent of those are being treated with medication. Due to the high rate of diagnosis here and in countries like Iceland, which has the highest per capita rate of Ritalin … [Read more...] about Virtual reality as a treatment for ADHD?
Two species of sea slugs can pop off their heads and regrow their entire bodies from the noggin down, scientists in Japan recently discovered. This incredible feat of regeneration can be achieved in just a couple of weeks and is absolutely mind-blowing. Most cases of animal regeneration — replacing damaged or lost body parts with an identical replacement — occur when arms, legs or tails are lost to predators and must be regrown. But these sea slugs, which belong to a group called sacoglossans, can take it to the next level by regrowing an entirely new body from just their heads, which they seem to be able to detach from their original bodies on purpose. If that wasn't strange enough, the slugs' heads can survive autonomously for weeks thanks in part to their unusual ability to photosynthesize like plants, which they hijack from the algae they eat. And if that's still not enough in the bizarro realm, the original decapitated body can also go on living for days or even months … [Read more...] about This sea slug can chop off its head and grow an entire new body, twice
This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Why is an engineer studying stem cells? This is a question I have routinely been asked during my first three and a half years as an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. The answer: the field of stem cell research needs engineers to translate the potential of stem cells into regenerative therapies and novel diagnostic technologies for biological sensing and pharmaceutical screening. Today, donated organs and tissues are used to replace ailing or injured tissues, but the need for transplantable tissues and organs far exceeds the available supply. Stem cells, directed to differentiate into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells to treat many chronic and degenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, … [Read more...] about Stem Cell Research Goes Beyond Biology