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EEG Brain Scanners To Communicate With The Brain-dead

Brain-wave scanners could one day make it possible for us to communicate with some brain-dead patients. Recent studies have shown that some vegetative patients might be more aware than they seem. Now, Damian Cruse, with the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK, thinks EEG machines will be able to help these…
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Darpa Develops Device That Will Know You’re Sick Before You Do

Researchers at Duke University, funded by Darpa, have developed a biosensor that has the ability to know if you're sick with a virus infection even before your first sneeze. The sensor detects changes in gene expression that occur in people exposed to viruses like the common cold, flu, or the respiratory syncytial virus. This approach would allow…
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