The enforcer The judge in the case, US District Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California, agreed with the prosecutors. As such, he ordered Holmes to undergo up to 14 hours of psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation by two government-appointed doctors over the course of two consecutive days. Davila also ordered that the government’s evaluation of Holmes be recorded on video—over Holmes’ objections. … [Read more...] about Judge in Theranos fraud case orders 14-hour psychological test for Holmes
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When a person smokes or inhales cannabis, THC "goes into your lungs and gets absorbed … into the blood," according to Daniele Piomelli, a professor of anatomy & neurobiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Edibles take slightly longer trip through the liver, where enzymes transform THC into a different compound that takes a bit longer to have an effect on people's perception of reality. … [Read more...] about How does cannabis get you high?
Known commonly as a “royal disease” because it afflicted many of Europe’s ruling families during the 19th and 20th centuries, hemophilia manifests in two forms: types A and B. Together, both types are estimated to affect more than 1 million men globally. (The X-linked disease is extremely rare among women.) Hemophilia A is the more common of the two and is caused by a gene mutation that results in a defective form of blood coagulation factor VIII. Those affected experience a clotting disorder, joint issues, and life-threatening bleeding episodes—sometimes more than 30 per year—unless they receive prophylactic treatment of synthetic factor VIII or other proteins that aid clotting. … [Read more...] about New fusion protein treatment holds promise for ‘royal’ blood clotting disorder
Medicine has been touted as one of the early success stories where humans augmented by machines could literally save lives. As one example, in North Central Pennsylvania, integrated health network Geisinger has developed AI machines that can outperform its cardiologists in analysing electrocardiograms. … [Read more...] about QUT researchers develop AI to improve accuracy around eye-testing
The 165-foot-tall (50 m) Starship will launch from Earth atop a gigantic rocket known as Super Heavy, which will be powered by about 30 Raptors of its own. The Starship vehicle will be powerful enough to blast itself off the moon and Mars, whose gravitational pulls are much weaker than that of our planet, Musk has said. … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship