Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

ENTy-pose The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

ENTy-pose The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More

Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS ‘breakthrough’

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a “cure”.

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a “cure”.

Drug ‘may slow’ Alzheimer’s brain death

A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows.

A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Runkeeper’s Running Groups keep you motivated

If you have running buddies, you know the advantages they bring — they’ll encourage you to run when you’d otherwise slack off, or when you just have to one-up a friend. And Runkeeper knows it. The Asics-owned developer has updated its Android and…

If you have running buddies, you know the advantages they bring — they'll encourage you to run when you'd otherwise slack off, or when you just have to one-up a friend. And Runkeeper knows it. The Asics-owned developer has updated its Android and…

Bedroom battleground

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

How have Dolly the Sheep’s ‘siblings’ fared?

The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists

Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.

Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.