Category: Wired

Google’s Health Spinoff Verily Joins the Fight Against PTSD

Wired quoting Sandro Galea, School of Public Health “The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder include uncontrolled memories of a traumatic event, anxiety and panic—“hyperarousal” is the technical term—depression, avoiding anything that’s a reminder of the event, self-destructive behavior, and more…” Expert quote: “That has made the hunt for biomarkers particularly difficult.” View full article. 

Trump Made a Media Survey That’s More Rant Than Science

Wired Carey Morewedge, Questrom School of Business Yesterday afternoon, following a contentious press conference, President Donald Trump’s campaign team sent his supporters links to an online questionnaire called the Mainstream Media Accountability Survey… Expert quote: ““A lot of these questions are designed in a way to confirm a particular hypothesis,” says Carey Morewedge, an associate professor […]

Your healthy lifestyle won’t necessarily make you healthier

Wired By Sandro Galea, School of Public Health BEFORE YOU READ this, take a moment to Google “lifestyle and health.” If you do, you will be confronted by over a half-billion results. That figure is mind-boggling—but it’s not surprising when you consider how central the notion of “lifestyle” is to our conception of health… View full […]

The Best Bet for Alien Life May Be in Planetary Systems Very Different From Ours

Wired Philip Muirhead, College of Arts & Sciences In the hunt for extraterrestrial life, scientists started by searching for a world orbiting a star just like the sun. After all, the steady warmth of that glowing yellow ball in the sky makes life on Earth possible… View full article quoting expert Philip Muirhead