iPhone users for medical research

iPhone users for medical research

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Monday unveiled an initiative to help researchers tackle some of the world’s most critical medical conditions by gathering data from willing iPhone users. The plan will use, on a voluntary basis, data from medical tracking apps to aid research on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. The move […]

Spiders enrolled in pain relief

Spiders enrolled in pain relief

PARIS: Spider venom may contain a long-sought secret ingredient for an effective, long-term painkiller, researchers said Wednesday. In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain. “The hunt for a medicine based on just one of these compounds, which would open up […]