Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Anne Trafton
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Our susceptibility to disease depends both on the genes that we inherit from our parents and on our lifetime experiences. These two components - nature and nurture - seem to affect very different processes in the context of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Computer chips’ clocks have stopped getting faster. To keep delivering performance improvements, chipmakers are instead giving chips more processing units, or cores, which can execute computations in parallel.
- Written by Rob Matheson
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Entrepreneurship can sometimes take people down unexpected paths. Just ask the two co-founders of MIT Media Lab spinout Sifteo: Their success in rapidly commercializing their popular “smart” gaming blocks recently led to an acquisition by 3D Robotics (3DR) to help build the company’s newest consumer drones.
- Written by Kathryn Maureen Ryan
Mogadishu, Somalia – At least 15 people, including two members of the Somali Parliament and Mogadishu’s deputy mayor, were killed on Friday in an attack on a hotel often used by government officials in Somalia’s capital 20 others were wounded in the attack. Militant’s reportedly attacked the hotel with a car packed with explosives which was detonated near the main gate of the high-profile Central Hotel. The hotel is located only a few miles from the cede of Somali political power, the Presidential Palace.
- Written by IVN
Dallas, Texas - Smoking marijuana may increase your chances of having a stroke, according to a review of 34 different studies published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
- Written by AHA
Dallas, Texas - Middle-aged women who are physically active a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Surprisingly, more frequent physical activity didn’t result in further reductions in risk, researchers said.
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