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Eagle Scout invents device for Alzheimer’s patients

Eagle Scout invents device for Alzheimer’s patients

Eagle Scout Kenneth Shinozuka has invented a device that could revolutionize care for the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. And did I mention he’s just 15? The New York City teen’s grandfather is living with the disease, and Kenneth noticed his grandpa would often wander out of bed at […] Click to view full article

Are Cellphones Really Changing the World?

Are Cellphones Really Changing the World?

Opinion A man holds up his mobile phone showing a M-Pesa mobile money transaction page for the photographer at an open air market in Kibera in Kenya’s capital Nairobi December 31, 2014. Noor Khamis/Reuters At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In […] Click to view full article

U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual’s genetic make-up. At the heart of the initiative, to be announced on Friday by […] Click to view full article

Is a Strong Dollar Good for Americans?

Is a Strong Dollar Good for Americans?

The greenback is riding high again. And manufacturers and exporters are groaning. Yuya Shino/Reuters The “strong dollar” has been a mantra for the United States for decades. Recently, as the euro has fallen to an 11-year low against the dollar, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has once again been paying […] Click to view full article