More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint. Included with most of these services is the ability for users to download their "raw" genetic data, which can be further analyzed using third-party apps. But little is known about how and why consumers are using these apps, or about a variety of potential risks associated with these apps, until now.READ MORE
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with soundREAD MORE
An approach to eating disorders that treat them as just that - disorders of eating, and not mental health disorders - has led to the development of an eating app that has shown a vastly improved rate of remission for anorexics over traditional therapy.READ MORE
As electronics become smaller and faster, the adoption of "wearables", like smart watches, has increased. However, like regular computers, wearables are vulnerable to conventional hacking. What if we could use the human body itself to transfer and collect information? This area of research is known as human body communication (HBC).
If you're wondering why you entered menopause earlier or later than other women, blame your mother. That's because numerous studies have confirmed the role of genetics in determining a woman's age at menopause. A new study not only reconfirms this association but additionally suggests a link to familial longevityREAD MORE
A new study suggests that the surveys routinely used to understand how people use their smartphone are poorly related to actual smartphone use when measured with an app. Researchers say this means that existing evidence suggesting that screen time is “addictive” cannot be used to justify any change of policy.
Neuroscientists have shown how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand. The researchers used modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to train computational neural networks to solve a range of complex behavioral tasks that required storing information in short term memoryREAD MORE
Researchers have developed a machine learning platform, AirSurf-Lettuce, which works with computer vision and ultra-scale images taken from the air to help categorise lettuce crops in fields, improving efficiency and precision on the farm.