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Apple hires secret team for treating diabetes: CNBC

Apple Inc has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter.

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Snap: messages vanish, young billionaires appear

The mobile application Snapchat became a social media star with messages that vanish after viewing, making co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy among the youngest billionaires on the planet.

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Inflatable air bag bike helmets could help reduce impact during collisions

Researchers at Stanford University have been investigating the effectiveness of a new type of bike helmet which uses an inflatable airbag to protect against concussion.

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Sick throng Indian capital’s new, high-tech clinics

For asthma sufferer Mohan Lal, regular visits to the Indian capital’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues in sweltering corridors that swarm with mosquitoes.

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Americans worry about ‘super-human’ technologies: poll

Futuristic technologies that promise to improve people’s strength and smarts by editing genes, implanting brain chips or super-charging blood have raised more concern than enthusiasm among Americans, a poll showed.

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Videos of kids eating veggies may entice preschoolers to eat more themselves

Watching videos of kids eating vegetables may encourage small children to follow suit, a new study suggests.

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Duchenne patients could benefit from Robotic arm

Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed a robotic arm prototype with the help of other institutions that can support daily arm activities for those with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy.

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New wave in tech: hacking the brain

The next frontier for the tech sector is the human brain.

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Retro arcade-style game explains the science of Alzheimer's

A leading UK charity, Alzheimer's Research UK, has launched a retro arcade-style game to help people better understand the science behind Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

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Diagnosing malaria with a cellphone

New technology that transforms a cellphone into a mobile polarised microscope can diagnose malaria in a Rwandan village with the same level of accuracy as a high-tech lab in a major Western city, according to Texas A&M University biomedical engineers developing the device.