Kidney Transplants From Any Donor – EpiPen For Heroin Overdose – See sound

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Today's Science

March 11 - 2016

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"In recent years, an option called a kidney exchange has helped some in this situation. Patients who have incompatible living donors can swap donors with someone whose donor may be compatible with them. Often, there are chains of patient-donor pairs leading to a compatible organ swap."

Gina Kolata from The New York Times on:

New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants From Any Donor

TWO

"So even if someone doesn't cognitively know what they're doing in an emergency, they'll intrinsically understand how to use the device."

Mark Wilson from Co.Design on:

How Frog Designed A Life-Saving EpiPen For Heroin Overdoses

THREE

"Given the importance of dopamine for driving us to seek rewards, the system’s subdued reaction to delayed gratification might be at the root of why delays make rewards lose their appeal to us. Indeed, the same fMRI study discovered that the more an individual’s brain response deteriorated with longer reward delays, the more likely that person was to be impatient and decide on a short-term reward."

Sofia Deleniv from knowingneurons on:

Why Dopamine Makes People More Impulsive

FOUR

"Through some clever tricks, scientists are able to do just that using a technique called Schlieren flow visualisation, which is used to study everything from heat and sound to aerodynamics and the spread of disease."

retrieved from aeon [VIDEO] on:

Is it possible to see sound?

Yes, but it takes some crafty photographic wizardry

What Does Sound Look Like? from NPR on Vimeo.

FIVE

"That means that if you steal a French credit card with a microchip, you can still counterfeit the magnetic stripe relatively easily and use that fake card in the United States (or to make online purchases), even though you won’t be able to buy French train tickets with it."

Josephine Wolff via The Atlantic on:

Why Is the U.S. Determined to Have the Least-Secure Credit Cards in the World?

As retailers, banks, and payment-processors play a game of “pass the liability,” the only clear winners are fraudsters.

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'"The new study, published online this week in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly, found that the college students they studied in 2014 “perceive strong differences between men and women on stereotype components today, as they did in the past.”'

Melissa Dahl in Science of Us on:

Depressing Study Finds Gender Stereotypes Haven’t Changed Since the 1980s

 

+ Direct Link to the study on:

The Times They Are a-Changing … or Are They Not?

A Comparison of Gender Stereotypes, 1983–2014

SEVEN

"They argue in the editorial that antimicrobial drugs might help stop the progression of dementia."

Katie Reilly in TIME on:

Experts Say There’s a Herpes-Alzheimer’s Link

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"And when he found out he was wrong — that marijuana has indeed been scientifically proven to help with some diseases and medical conditions — he knew he had his next book."

Ricardo Baca via The Cannabist on:

This Ivy League doctor sees cannabis’ medical promise, wants it rescheduled

 

+ direct link to the book:

Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

 

+ "Researchers reported that cannabis administration was associated compensatory driving behavior, such as decreased mean speed and increased mean following distance, whereas alcohol administration was associated with faster driving."

Paul Armentano via NORML on:

Study: Cannabis’ Influence On Driving Performance Differs Significantly From That Of Alcohol

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"The story begins in Bangladesh, a country of about 170 million people that’s recently found itself with record foreign reserves thanks to a low wage-fueled export boom and inward remittances. Some of those reserves were held in an account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York."

Retrieved from Zero Hedge on:

The Incredible Story Of How Hackers Stole $100 Million From The New York Fed

 

+ "A Bangladesh official said the Fed should’ve checked the payment orders with the central bank to ensure they were authentic, even if they used the correct SWIFT codes."

Arun Devnath from Bloomberg Busniess on:

$1 Billion Plot to Rob Fed Accounts Leads to Manila Casinos

 

+ '“Herif,” or “the dude,” has helped lift the average daily trading volume on the Borsa Istanbul almost 8 percent this year, compared with a 15 percent decline on the main exchange in Warsaw and a 27 percent plunge in Moscow, data compiled by Bloomberg show."'

Constantine Courcoulas from Bloomberg Business on:

Mystery `Dude' Rattles Turkish Stock Traders With Massive Bets

TEN

"But over time she found that the standard tools provided to her, even at a top-flight rehab hospital, didn’t facilitate some of the most important things she wanted to recover—how to write a thank you note, feed herself, put on makeup and jewelry, turn the pages in a picture book as she reads to her grandchildren."

Sara Hendren and Caitrin Lynch from engineeringathome on:

Unlikely Objects and Adaptations

ELEVEN

"Based in art, philosophy, and science, psychotherapy is fierce and a force to be reckoned with, so it still surprises me when patients worry about being judged as weak for stepping up to that level of commitment."

Heather Cetto on:

Being a Contender in Psychotherapy

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