Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is curable if you notice it early enough-when a mole on your body first changes in appearance. But that’s not so easy if the mole is on your back, or if you have a lot of them.
A “melanoma monitor” being developed at the University of Rochester’s Center for Future Health may be able to watch your moles for you. A set of home digital cameras-in the shower, for example-would periodically take pictures of your body. A computer would compare images over time and alert you if it detected a change. Present software can detect changes on a human arm. Rochester computer scientist Kiriakos N.Kutulakos estimates full-body versions could be in doctors’ offices in five years, and in the home in 10.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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