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Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first fully implanted DBS system that ... Read More »

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Do you suffer from dizzy spells or lose your balance? You may be suffering from vertigo. The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes. But recently, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to treatments. “These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite ... Read More »

4 great new movie podcasts to listen to right now

Todd VanDerWerff/Vox (images courtesy of Podcast Like It’s 1999, Maximum Fun, and Earwolf) Few discussion topics lend themselves as well to the podcast format as movies. The inherent, closed-off nature of movies — you spend two hours or so in the dark and get told a hopefully complete story — means that a podcast discussing them can pretty readily switch ... Read More »

New, more accurate blood test developed for peanut allergies

British scientists have developed a much more reliable blood test for diagnosing peanut allergies, which leads the way for a better method of diagnosing them. Peanuts are the most common reason of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates up to one in 55 ... Read More »

Three guitar heroes for a new era

 Serious sophistication: Annie Clark of St Vincent performs at the 2018 Coachella Festival. Photograph: Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella Is the guitar dying? Ten years after the recession, the industry has seen its share of struggle: the 2,633,000 units sold in the US in 2017 falls about 5% short of the 2008 figure, according to Music Trades magazine. But the ... Read More »

Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain’s Crufts dog show, specially trained labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds ... Read More »

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets Back Online With New Software Patch

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Rift units stopped working due to an expired security certificate A patch has been released to fix the issue It needs to be manually installed if headset was started during blackout Oculus Rift virtual headsets that shut down worldwide for roughly a day have been given a fresh lease of life. Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has released a patch that fixes ... Read More »

Jon Hopkins Teases New Music

Jon Hopkins has shared a four-minute video trailer featuring new music. You can watch it above. The animated clip, which is titled ‘Trailer 2018’, gives fans a chance to hear the first new material from the producer since 2015, and comes five years on from the release of his last studio album, Immunity. “I’m so happy to share some brand new ... Read More »

New blood test may help you measure your cardiovascular health

Researchers have found a new blood test that could provide a clue as to why some patients are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack. “Our findings provide exciting clues as to why some patients are at higher risk after heart attack and how we might address this with new treatments in the future,” ... Read More »

‘Riverdale’ Star KJ Apa Cast in New Romantic Comedy

Riverdale‘s KJ Apa is heading back to the big screen. Deadline reports that Apa has joined the cast of Gulfstream Pictures’ romantic comedy, The Last Summer. Apa, who plays Archie on The CW’s Archie Comics-based drama series, will play the fil’s lead role, Griffin. The Last Summer follows a group of high school graduates whose lives intersect in Chicago over the summer before ... Read More »