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November 8, 2017
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Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you … Continue reading

November 20, 2014
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Don’t Underestimate Your Mind’s Eye

UA study finds that objects in our visual environment needn’t be seen in order to impact decision making. Take a look around, and what do you see? Much more than you think you do, thanks to your finely tuned mind’s … Continue reading

February 2, 2014
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How patients make medical decisions

ANN ARBOR — Sooner or later, everyone faces decisions about whether or not to have surgery, take a new medication or have a cancer-screening test. A new University of Michigan study published in Health Expectations explores the costs and benefits … Continue reading

January 1, 2014
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Mole Crowdsourcing: There could be an App for That

University of Utah researchers identify new technique for identifying cancerous moles Have you ever had a strange mole on your body and wondered if it was skin cancer? The best move is to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, but … Continue reading

March 9, 2013
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Brown Unveils Novel Wireless Brain Sensor

In a significant advance for brain-machine interfaces, engineers at Brown University have developed a novel wireless, broadband, rechargeable, fully implantable brain sensor that has performed well in animal models for more than a year. They describe the result in the … Continue reading

February 18, 2013
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A ‘Golden Era’ of Insight: Big Data’s Bright Future

For over 20 years, Microsoft Research’s labs around the world have focused on research across a broad spectrum of topics in computer science. From the start, the organization has invested heavily in pioneering breakthroughs in machine intelligence, including efforts in … Continue reading

February 17, 2013
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Madeleine Albright Chats with Henry Paulson about Career, Foreign Policy

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told an audience at the University of Chicago that her worldview was shaped early in life, when she witnessed the impact the United States had during and immediately following World War II. Albright … Continue reading

April 28, 2012
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UCLA Researchers Combat Global Disease with a Cell Phone, Google Maps and a Lot of Ingenuity

In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. And in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are … Continue reading