News of Trump passing cognitive test may make it harder to detect dementia

Enlarge / US President Donald Trump answers questions about the 2016 US election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (credit: Getty | Chris McGrath) News reports in January that President Donald Trump passed a widely used test that screens for mild […]

Researchers use machine learning to quickly detect video face swaps

We all know that AI can be used to swap faces in photos and videos. People have, of course, taken advantage of this tool for some disturbing uses, including face-swapping people into pornographic videos — the ultimate revenge porn. But if AI can be used to face swap, can’t it also be used to detect […]

Astronomers detect light from first-ever stars in pioneering discovery (VIDEO

Astronomers have discovered evidence of the first light in the universe, believed to have emanated from the earliest stars. It all happened some 180 million years after the Big Bang. The remarkable breakthrough was made using a simple but high-tech antenna in the remote Western Australia outback to detect radio signals from the first stars. […]

Researchers use CRISPR to detect HPV and Zika

Science published three studies today that all demonstrate new uses for CRISPR. The gene editing technology is typically thought of for its potential use in treating diseases like HIV, ALS and Huntington’s disease, but researchers are showing that applications of CRISPR don’t stop there. The first study comes from the lab of CRISPR pioneer Jennifer […]

Is your mole itchy or sore? Do the ABCDE checklist to detect first signs of skin cancer

SKIN cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells and is one of the most common cancers in the world. There are three main types but melanoma is the most serious, often detected by a new mole or a change int he appearance of an existing one. Doing the ABCDE checklist can detect the […]

RightEye partners with Tobii on EyeQ vision tests to detect brain injury and Parkinson’s

Health tech company RightEye is debuting its new EyeQ vision tests at the Consumer Electronics Show industry event this week. Its cloud-based software is platform agnostic and can be used with any type of eye-tracking technology. However, it also partnered with Tobii to develop dedicated EyeQ hardware with tracking baked in. The vision tests are […]

Researchers use electric currents to detect cancer in human tissue

In a study published recently in Angewandte Chemie, researchers demonstrated that an imaging technique called scanning electrochemical microscopy could become a very useful medical tool. Rather than having to use additional chemicals like dyes or fluorescent markers to get a good look at tissue, this method uses electrochemical probes to detect natural biomolecules around the […]

Trump asks for another $4bn to ‘detect, defeat, & defend’ against North Korea

President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to give the Pentagon an additional $ 4 billion for “urgent” missile defense improvements against North Korea and nearly $ 2 billion more to increase troop levels in Afghanistan by 3,500 and repair damaged naval ships. In a letter sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on Monday, Trump asked […]

How your iPhone could detect CANCER – doctor diagnosed lump with Butterfly iQ device

The device significantly reduces the amount of time between identifying a lump, and beginning cancer treatment, according to the doctor. The Butterful iQ device is used to diagnose conditions across the entire body, and is used for 13 clinical applications, including urolohu, paediatrics and gynaecology, according to the manufacturer. It connects to a range of […]