The mental condition defense in just the latest twist in the long, dramatic saga of Theranos and its darling-turned-pariah founder. Holmes, a college dropout, garnered glowing media attention after founding her startup in 2003 at the age of just 19. She was known for her Steve Jobs-like fashion choices and bold claims of technological prowess. In 2014, the company was valued at $9 billion. But according to multiple media investigations since, Theranos’ technology was faulty and much of the company’s claims were misleading or false. Behind the scenes, Balwani was co-leading the company with Holmes and was reportedly known around the office as “the enforcer.” … [Read more...] about Judge in Theranos fraud case orders 14-hour psychological test for Holmes
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When a person smokes or inhales cannabis, THC "goes into your lungs and gets absorbed … into the blood," according to Daniele Piomelli, a professor of anatomy & neurobiology, biological chemistry, and pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Edibles take slightly longer trip through the liver, where enzymes transform THC into a different compound that takes a bit longer to have an effect on people's perception of reality. … [Read more...] about How does cannabis get you high?
Known commonly as a “royal disease” because it afflicted many of Europe’s ruling families during the 19th and 20th centuries, hemophilia manifests in two forms: types A and B. Together, both types are estimated to affect more than 1 million men globally. (The X-linked disease is extremely rare among women.) Hemophilia A is the more common of the two and is caused by a gene mutation that results in a defective form of blood coagulation factor VIII. Those affected experience a clotting disorder, joint issues, and life-threatening bleeding episodes—sometimes more than 30 per year—unless they receive prophylactic treatment of synthetic factor VIII or other proteins that aid clotting. … [Read more...] about New fusion protein treatment holds promise for ‘royal’ blood clotting disorder
"In our study we looked for a new method of analysing the images and extracting two main tissue layers at the back of the eye, the retina and choroid, with special interest in the choroid. The choroid is the area between the retina and the sclera, and it contains the major blood vessels that provide nutrients and oxygen to the eye," Alonso-Caneiro said. … [Read more...] about QUT researchers develop AI to improve accuracy around eye-testing
Starship is also in the running to land NASA astronauts on the moon, as part of the space agency's Artemis program. Artemis aims to put two astronauts down near the lunar south pole in 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence on and around the moon by the end of the decade. … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship