Parents, MDs agree: genome sequencing as first-tier diagnostic benefits infants in ICU

A vast majority of doctors and parents of babies in intensive care, with diseases of unknown origin, believe genomic sequencing is beneficial in managing care, according to two new papers published by Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. The study examined the attitudes of parents and physicians of infants admitted to neonatal intensive care at […]

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This water-powered shower head speaker could sing backup for your morning routine

Secret shower singers rejoice: a new water-powered Bluetooth speaker from Ampere could streamline your morning routine. Shower Power attaches to your shower head, intercepting your water flow to power a hydroelectric generator that charges the battery of its Bluetooth speaker. The device is similar to earlier water-powered speaker Hyquadio, but Ampere offers more options for […]

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Medicaid expansion linked to lower mortality rates for three major types of cancer

In states that have expanded Medicaid availability as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), mortality rates for three major forms of cancer are significantly lower than in states that have not expanded their Medicaid, a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard University shows. Data from the […]

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Amtrak, automakers vow to work with future Biden administration

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak and American automakers on Saturday pledged to work with the incoming administration of Democrat Joe Biden, who wants to boost mass transit and green vehicles. “To get the economy moving and help Amtrak and our employees through this unprecedented situation, Congress must act now on pandemic relief and economic stimulus funding,” […]

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Teenage Engineering’s new $89 synths produce live Mega Man and Street Fighter soundtracks

The Swedish synth makers at Teenage Engineering are back with a new pocket operator series in partnership with Capcom. Pocket operators, first launched in 2015, are the company’s mini-synth and sequencer devices that are no-frills and low cost, and these new ones just happen to be Mega Man and Street Fighter themed. They’re gorgeous-looking gadgets […]

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