‘Hot spots’ may improve breast cancer mapping

Using a new technique, researchers have found tiny and previously undetectable “hot spots” of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumors. Their findings suggest, for the first time, that only very tiny regions of a tumor need to stiffen for metastasis to take place. Though still in its infancy, the researchers believe…

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Older adults feel better than young people despite COVID risks

Older adults report better emotional well-being than younger people, even during a pandemic that is placing them at greater risk than any other age group, according to a new survey. Older adults reported feeling calm more often than younger folks, and were less likely to report negative emotions like anxiety compared to people their junior,…

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Your pupils show whether you’ll remember stuff

Researchers can now predict whether an individual will remember or forget based on their neural activity and pupil size. “As we navigate our lives, we have these periods in which we’re frustrated because we’re not able to bring knowledge to mind, expressing what we know,” says Anthony Wagner, a professor in the social sciences at…

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