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NTU scientists create new method to detect acute kidney failure early – and it could help stop the disease in its tracks

Current diagnostic platforms fail to detect the "early stage, pre-morbid changes" that underlie the disease, NTU said.
Seals apparently have an amazing ability to copy songs.

Scientists released a video of seals singing the ‘Star Wars’ theme as part of a project to train them to mimic human speech and songs

The scientists also trained the seals to copy the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and some of them could copy human vowel sounds.
Replacing a burger with fish could decrease your risk of death by 17%.

There’s even more evidence that eating too much red meat shortens your lifespan

Increasing red meat intake, particularly when it's processed, was associated with a heightened risk of death of 10-13%.
Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, at the 2015 Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference in Laguna Beach, California.

Why everybody gets duped by hot health and science startups

The Silicon Valley tech ethos of 'move fast and break things' is not being counterbalanced by the healthcare principal of 'do no harm,' experts say.
Google Scholar is a searchable database of news, academic journals, and essays.

‘What is Google Scholar?’: What you need to know about Google’s database for students, researchers, and other curious minds

Google Scholar is a database of academic journals, essays, and other scholarly literature. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of it.

Amazon will soar by 65% if its retail business is valued like Alibaba instead of Walmart, analyst says

Amazon will soar by 65% if the market fully recognizes the valuation of its retail business, according to a Piper Jaffray analyst.

Need a toilet urgently? A research team in Singapore successfully 3D-printed a bathroom unit in just 12 hours

Formulating and fine-tuning the right concrete mix for the bathroom unit's walls alone took four years.
UBiome founders Zac Apte and Jessica Richman

uBiome’s founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-te...

Cofounder Jessica Richman presented herself as years younger than she was, in an apparent effort to be included in articles showcasing young founders.
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has a suicide-monitoring tool that's sent emergency responders to locations more than 3,500 times.

Facebook’s effort to stop suicides by monitoring your posts reveals a worrisome gap between tech giants and healthcare experts

Facebook has a suicide-monitoring tool that has dispatched emergency responders more than 3,500 times. But we don't know how well it works, experts say.

From suicide prevention to genetic testing, there’s a widening disconnect between Silicon Valley health tech and outside experts who see red fla...

"There's almost this implicit assumption that they play by a different set of rules," a Harvard psychiatrist and tech consultant said.