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Random behavior abilities peak at age 25

Random behavior abilities peak at age 25

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 29, 2017

A new study published recently in PLOS Computational Biology indicates that people's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process peaks at around age 25-meaning that this is also the age we're best equipped to outsmart computers.

'Super agers' defy the odds to keep their brains sharp

'Super agers' defy the odds to keep their brains sharp

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 29, 2017

Like death and taxes, bodily aging is one of life's certainties-but cognitive aging might not be. The mental deterioration most people associate with aging is linked to the widespread thinning of the brain's outermost layer, the cortex.

Carolinas celebrates National DNA Day with fervor

Carolinas celebrates National DNA Day with fervor

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 22, 2017

It's that time of year when we celebrate everyone's favorite pair of genes—April 25 is National DNA Day. And the National Human Genome Research Institute is ready to share the mitochondrial love.

Nature documentary provides a perfect prescription for the blues

Nature documentary provides a perfect prescription for the blues

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 15, 2017

Feeling stressed and uninspired? Plagued by anxiety, fear or fatigue? A new study conducted by BBC Worldwide in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley prescribes not a drug or meditation podcast, but some quality time watching a nature documentary.

Epic dabbles in matchmaking?

Epic dabbles in matchmaking?

April 08, 2017

Epic Systems Corp. seemed to be getting into the doctor/patient connection game when it announced a new app this month: TinDr. The app would allow doctors and patients to swipe through a stream of...

Zebra fish could hold visionary promise

Zebra fish could hold visionary promise

April 08, 2017

What's black and white and might help humans regenerate their eyes all over? The tiny zebra fish. While only a few centimeters long, the freshwater minnow native to the Himalayan region is capable of amazing feats of regeneration. When their hearts, brains, fins or eyes are damaged, they...

Elon Musk's next mission: Linking brains to computers

Elon Musk's next mission: Linking brains to computers

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 01, 2017

Tech billionaire Elon Musk, whose ventures have ranged from building sleek electric cars to sponsoring space missions, is launching tech startup Neuralink to focus on linking brains to computers.

Did Affordable Care Act repeal failure save lives … and love?

Did Affordable Care Act repeal failure save lives … and love?

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 01, 2017

The recent implosion of the House GOP's replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act may have done more than save Medicaid coverage for millions. A number of marriages could also have been preserved in expansion states.

The Amazonian way to a healthy heart

The Amazonian way to a healthy heart

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

Where to find the healthiest hearts in the world? Turn your attention to the Tsimane people, a forager-horticulturalist people in the Bolivian Amazon.

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