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  • World Health Organization now recommends that everyone diagnosed with HIV be offered antiretroviral drugs as soon as possible
  • Expands # of people eligible for antiretroviral treatment "from 28 million globally to all of the 37 million people who live with HIV"
  • Also states that antiretrovirals be provided to people at "substantial" risk of HIV infection as a preventative measure
  • New study: "People today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter"
  • Potential explanations: 1) exposure to weight gain inducing chemicals 2) prescription drugs 3) change in micro biomes
  • Americans are also eating more meat (with growth inducing hormones and antibiotics) than they were a few decades ago
  • The team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab used Rethink Robotics’ Baxter robot
  • The hand "is a 3D-printed piece of silicone, embedded with sensors that help the hand identify what it’s grabbing"
  • The hand's pneumatic pistons allow the robot "to control how soft or hard it grabs something"
  • 62% "strongly" favor drug testing for congressional lawmakers, "compared to only 51% who said the same of welfare recipients"
  • 64% of Americans "favor requiring welfare recipients to submit to random drug testing"
  • 72% said they support random drug testing for members of the military, 87% airline pilots. 71% for professional athletes
  • Potential uses: to study the progression of developmental diseases; to test drugs for conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Roughly the size of a pencil eraser; engineered from adult human skin cells; "most complete human brain model yet developed"
  • To grow the brain further would "require a network of blood vessels that the team cannot yet produce" and an artificial heart
  • Chinese 3D printing technology company Winsun will print it "layer by layer" with a 20 ft tall 3D printer
  • The layers will be "assembled on site to produce a building covering approximately 2,000 sq ft"
  • WinSun also constructed "10 small houses in one day last year using a 22-ft (6.6-m) tall 3D printer"
  • A campaign "has called for an outright ban on robots developed for sex"
  • Leading academics "have warned that their creation will only increase the objectification of women and children," and dehumanize abuse.
  • First sex dolls "imbued with artificial intelligence are due to launch later this year."
  • New research shows that "many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation"
  • Adding anti-inflammatory medicines to antidepressants improves symptoms and ↑ "the proportion of people who respond to treatment"
  • Inflammation caused by obesity, high sugar, high trans fats, unhealthy diets in general
  • 80 LED lights "act as turn signals, allowing cyclists to keep their hands on the bike while still notifying drivers of their intentions."
  • 3-Axis Gravity Sensor detect an impact or fall and notifies emergency contacts through app.
  • Hands-Free: Hi-Fi Bluetooth speaker; wind-cancelling microphone; provides an audio version of text messages
  • Modern Meadow, a Brooklyn biotech startup is "promising to bring so-called in vitro meat" to dinner tables.
  • "Modern Meadow is developing 'animal products with no animal slaughter.'"
  • Uses fetal bovine serum harvested from unborn cows.
  • "A 25m swimming pool linking the tops of two 10-storey towers is to be built in London."
  • "It will allow swimmers to peer down on passers-by from a height of 35m."
  • "Eckersley O'Callaghan, the firm which has worked with Apple on the design of its stores around the world, will engineer the project."
  • "Modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer."
  • "Out of all cognitive processes, modafinil was found to improve decision-making and planning the most in the 24 studies."
  • Meta-analysis from researchers at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School.
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