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Claros Diagnostics has created the mChip, which can produce accurate test results from a single drop of blood in 10 minutes.
Many laboratory blood tests take several days to process. A group of Harvard University researchers has developed a device, the mChip, that produces accurate test results from a single drop of human blood in about 10 minutes. After blood is injected into the credit-card-size cartridge, it interacts with antibodies housed in hairline channels. The cartridge is then placed in a portable device that analyzes the results and displays them on a digital screen.
Full story at Inc.
The culmination of that pressure was when almost 700,000 South Korean high school students took the test they had spent all those hours working toward.
It was a wild scene outside test centers as younger kids cheered on the heroic test-takers as they arrived. Police motorcycles even whisked the late ones to school.
But when it came time for the high schoolers to begin the grueling nine-hour exam, silence was the order.
The UK has more obese women than any other country in Europe, according to European Union figures.
Data agency Eurostat, which looked at 19 countries, found nearly a quarter of UK women – 23.9% – were recorded as being obese in the year 2008 to 2009.
Japanese scientists are shedding new light on tiny, hidden tumors that might otherwise go unseen by the eyes of surgeons and even magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) with a new spray that makes the carcinomas glow fluorescent green.
The only other tech market in Asia that is halfway as exciting as China is India. It has the promise to close the gap with China but is no match yet. India’s mobile market is large, venture spending is vibrant, and high-profile IPOs such as MakeMyTrip are happening, with more on the way soon.
Full story at Forbes
The 10 most amazing databases in the world do more than store knowledge. They provide researchers with new ways to solve long-cold crimes, predict economic recessions, measure your love life, map the universe and save lives.
Link Popular Science
As we age, our ability to absorb B12 from food declines, and often so does our consumption of foods rich in this vitamin. A B12 deficiency can creep up without warning and cause a host of confusing symptoms that are likely to be misdiagnosed or ascribed to aging. B12 is an essential vitamin with roles throughout the body. It is needed for the development and maintenance of a healthy nervous system, the production of DNA and formation of red blood cells.
Full story at The New York Times
U.S.-based multinational corporations added 1.5 million workers to their payrolls in Asia and the Pacific region during the 2000s, and 477,500 workers in Latin America, while cutting payrolls at home by 864,000, the Commerce Department reported.
The faster growth abroad was concentrated in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, India and Eastern Europe, according to economists Kevin Barefoot and Raymond Mataloni, of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Full story at The Wall Street Journal
If you want to motivate people, you don’t rely on logic and reasoning. No, what people need is a symbol. A slogan, a flag, the face of a hero to stick on a T-shirt.
So what do you do if the real world doesn’t provide you with something people can rally around?
Every big company starts with humble beginnings. This graphic tells the stories of entrepreneurs who took 5 businesses — Apple, Whole Foods Market, Mattel, Amazon.com, and Starbucks Coffee — from their garage to the 500 most lucrative companies on Earth.