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The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and more pressure-sensitive nerve endings per square inch than any other part of your body.
When you look at an object, the image of that object appears upside down on your retina. However, your brain automatically corrects for this, allowing you to perceive the object the right side up.
If you remove the minerals from a bone by soaking it overnight in a six percent solution of hydrochloric acid, it will become so soft, you could tie it in a knot.
The female egg cell is the largest cell in the human body. It is about 175 000 times heavier than the smallest cell, the male sperm cell.
When you were born, you had 300 bones. Now you have 206, if you are an adult. The rest of the bones have not disappeared – they have merely fused together.
A person will die from lack of sleep sooner than they will from starvation, which usually takes a few weeks.
There are approximately
96,000 km of blood vessels in the human body.
leverages over 49 million patients
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Engineers have used machine learning to ‘teach’ a computer how to detect tiny specs of lung cancer in CT scans.
Researchers from the University of Central Florida’s Computer Vision Research Centre taught the machine to identify areas often missed by radiologists, with an accuracy rate of 95 percent, compared to 65 percent by human eyes.
The researchers describe the method as being similar to algorithms used by facial-recognition software, where thousands of faces are scanned for patterns to identify the right match.
Apple adds heart monitoring to Apple Watch
Apple launched a new Apple Watch with a completely revamped design.
The screen is 30 percent larger, and the speaker is 50 percent louder, the company said.
It also added a new health sensor that lets you take an electrocardiogram, or ECG, that measures the heart's rhythm, not just the heart rate.
Augmented Reality and Drones Help Remote Clinicians Assist First Responders in Emergencies
Engineers at Purdue University are combining technologies to create a system for remote physicians to assist first responders, in an intuitive way. The remote physician is able to use a large touchscreen TV to point to different parts of the body and describe how to perform lifesaving procedures.