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Article posted June 7, 2012 at 02:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 59

MIT study: Light alone can activate specific memories



Many people lose memories, either by trauma or accidents. However, now there is a new way to recover those memories. You can use light! This was very interesting to me. Click the article title to read more!



Moore, E. (2012, March 23). MIT study: Light alone can activate specific memories. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-57403465-247/mit-study-light-alone-can-activate-specific-memories/?tag=txt;title

Article posted June 7, 2012 at 02:59 PM GMT • comment • Reads 59



Article posted June 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM GMT • comment • Reads 36

Routine Mammography's Potential Harm: Overdiagnosis



Women often go to mammographies to get routine screening done. These machines turn out to be detecting small sign of breast cancer that will never progess. These women will be undergoing a lot of unnecessary treatment and stress. Out of thousands of screenings, it is estimated that only one life will be saved! This article is really interesting to me for this reason. Luckily, new technology is being developed to help this problem. Click on the title to read more!



Moore, E. (2012, April 03). Routine mammography's potential harm: Overdiagnosis. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-57408889-247/routine-mammographys-potential-harm-overdiagnosis/?tag=txt;title



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Article posted June 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM GMT • comment • Reads 36



Article posted May 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM GMT • comment • Reads 37

Early-warning software could reduce false alarms of seizures



A lot of people in the world suffer from seizures. For a long time, electrical shocks would be used to interrupt these seizures. But these devices can sometimes send accidental shocks when there is no seizure. This can be life-threatening. However, a new and safe technology was developed to solve this problem. It will change the world, which is why I was interested to read this. Click the title to read more. 



Moore, E. (2012, April 04). Early-warning software could reduce false alarms of seizures. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-57409279-247/early-warning-software-could-reduce-false-alarms-of-seizures/?tag=mncol;txt



 



 



 

Article posted May 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM GMT • comment • Reads 37



Article posted May 17, 2012 at 06:09 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40

Erasing Painful Memories: Drug and Behavioral Therapies Will Help Us Forget Toxic Thoughts



When we experience something negative, negative energy is stored in our brains. This energy can be very detrimental to the health, and some people do not know how to move on from whatever they have experienced. However, with new therapies, this may be changed. I certainely have some memories that I would like to forget, how about you? Click on the title to read more!



Adler, J. (2012, May 10). Erasing Painful Memories: Drug and Behavioral Therapies Will Help Us Forget Toxic Thoughts. Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=erasing-painful-memories

Article posted May 17, 2012 at 06:09 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40



Article posted May 8, 2012 at 03:18 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40

Technology Eases Migraine Pain in the Deep Brain



Many people suffer from migraines. It has become almost a common condition. Some of my relatives occasionally get migraines. There are very limited cures, and these same cures may not work for everyone. However, now there may be a way to alleviate the pain. This article is about how technology can ease these migraine pains. Click on the title to read more!



Smith, A. (2012, April 30). Technology Eases Migraine Pain in the Deep Brain.  Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120430192625.htm

Article posted May 8, 2012 at 03:18 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40



Article posted April 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM GMT • comment • Reads 57

Hair Clip Inspires Device that clamps down Traumatic Bleeding 



Dr. Dennis Filips was inspired by a simple hair clip to design a clamp that can stop heavy and fatal bleeding. This would save lives in accidents, battlefields, you name it. It's a huge invention, which made it interesting to read about. Click on the title for the full story!



Moore, E. (2012, April 06). Hair Clip Inspires Device that clamps down Traumatic Bleeding. Retrieved fromwww.news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-57410091-247/hair-clip-inspires-device-that-clamps-down-traumatic-bleeding/?tag=txt;title

Article posted April 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM GMT • comment • Reads 57



Article posted April 3, 2012 at 01:25 AM GMT • comment • Reads 41

Opinions on Incorporating Videos into the Learning Environment



I personally think that the videos are not really helpful. If somebody had any questions about doing the assignments that are not explained in class, then there are plently of faster sources to go to. Do videos have a way for you to instantly skip to what you want to see? Yes, but you will have no idea where to go to in the video. Googling is much, much faster then sitting down and watching a whole five or ten minute video where you are not even sure if your question will be answered or not. So yes, it is an interesting method and a new way of learning, but I personally do not find it helpful or very convenient. 



 



 



 



 



 

Article posted April 3, 2012 at 01:25 AM GMT • comment • Reads 41



Article posted April 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM GMT • comment • Reads 49

Stand Up: Your Life Could Depend On It



This is an extremely interesting article about how standing up more often can increase your life by at least three years. That is amazing! Scientists in this story have done studies, and I liked finding out how and what exactly they did. Click on the title to read more!



Sax Institute (2012, March 27). Stand up: Your life could depend on it. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 2, 2012, from            http://www.sciencedaily.com­/releases/2012/03/120327094611.htm

Article posted April 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM GMT • comment • Reads 49



Article posted April 2, 2012 at 09:30 PM GMT • comment • Reads 33

 Nearly Half of Cancer Survivors Died from Conditions Other Than Cancer



Apparently many cancer survivors perish from a disease other then cancer. I always thought that the treated cancer would eventually creep up again, but after reading this article, I see that this is not the case. Cancer is such a prevalent disease in our country, so take some to click on the title and read!



(2012, April 03). Nearly half of cancer survivors died of conditions other than cancer. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/release/2012/04/120403142330.html                                 



 



 



 

Article posted April 2, 2012 at 09:30 PM GMT • comment • Reads 33



Article posted March 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 38

Technology Can Improve Health Care



I found this article interesting because it is about how technology will further increase our life spans! People talk about the ways technology improves our health, etc. Click on the title to read more!



Lohr, S. (2012, March 27). Technology can improve health care. Retrieved from                     http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/technology-can-improve-healthcare/



 



 



 

Article posted March 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 38



Article posted March 23, 2012 at 06:07 PM GMT • comment • Reads 41

Recently, we visited the wonderful Ladacin center, and this podcast details our great experiences. 



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Article posted March 23, 2012 at 06:07 PM GMT • comment • Reads 41



Article posted March 5, 2012 at 06:48 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36

Days are Numbered for Unlimited Mobile Data Plans



A lot of people only use their phone for access to social-networking mobile accounts, so Indonesia made a mobile data plan for doing just that. It may set a precedent for future data plans. It is useful, because they will offer plans specifically for social-networking users, in order to make more efficient use of overstressed wireless networks. The article talks about the different points of view on this issue. I was interested to read this because when I saw the title, I immediately thought how it would affect me, a high cellphone user. Click on the title to read more!



O'Brien, K. (2012, March 04). www.nytimes.com. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/technology/days-are-numbered-for-unlimited-mobile-data-plans.html?_r=1&ref=technology



 



 

Article posted March 5, 2012 at 06:48 PM GMT • comment • Reads 36



Article posted March 2, 2012 at 07:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 33


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Article posted March 2, 2012 at 07:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 33



Article posted February 16, 2012 at 04:25 PM GMT • comment • Reads 52

The Therapist May See You Anytime, Anywhere



There is an app allowing people who don't have the access, means, time, etc, to click on and immediately get some thought therapy. It's interesting because this will probably be very useful. For example, this would be useful right before a test or a big game, when you don't have the time to go anywhere but need some confidence. However, doctor's opinions are controvesial on this issue, and there are questions as to how well it will work.  Click to find out more. 



Carey, B. (2012, February 13). The therapist may see you anytime, anywhere. . Retrieved from                                               http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/health/feeling-anxious-soon-there-will-be-an-app-for-that.html?                         pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=science



Article posted February 16, 2012 at 04:25 PM GMT • comment • Reads 52



Article posted February 8, 2012 at 01:44 AM GMT • comment • Reads 43

Hi, my name is Aparna, and I am excited to start blogging. This is not the first time blogging for me, but I have never used a classroom blog before. Just creating and verifying my account this time, but be sure to check back later for more entries!

Article posted February 8, 2012 at 01:44 AM GMT • comment • Reads 43



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