Thanks to Silvestre Alavez, a staff scientist in the Lithgow Lab at the Buck Institute for the Research on Aging in Novato, California, we may be able to slow down the progression of disease processes, particularly Alzheimer's disease, and extend human life span. And the substance that could do it has been right under Alzheimer's diagnostic microscopes all along.
Did you know that our eye color fades as we age? Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features. Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.
As almost every study warns not to change your habits because of the results of its particular findings, so does this Swedish study on women's coffee drinking habits and their relationship to stroke. Though the authors say that the study is a preliminary one, other recent studies show similar, positive links between coffee and stroke, coffee and heart disease, and coffee and diabetes.
Can the touch of a human nurse's hand on a patient's arm be duplicated by a robot? The robotic nurse can certainly reach out and touch a patient, but the question of motive is not clear, because a robot touches in the same way regardless of its intention. The Georgia Institute of Technology presented a research report today at the Human-Robot Interaction Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, which I think you will find very interesting.