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Oops: What Goes On In Your Brain When You Correct A Mistake

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:33

Scientists have been able to pinpoint exactly what goes on in the brain when we realize and correct our mistakes.

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Doctors Take A Page From Airport Scanners To Save Stroke Victims

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:05

Doctors may soon use the help of scanners, similar to those used at airport security, to assess the brains of stoke victims and predict whether they will have a negative reaction to intravenous thrombolysis treatment.

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Of Mice And Men: How Pheromones Trigger Specific Male Behaviors

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:57

Scientists have discovered that marking territory is a more versatile code for mice than previously imagined; these chemical cues trigger a variety of learned behaviors critical for both survival and reproduction.

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Nanorobots: Tiny Doctors Operating Inside Your Body

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:40

New research provides some of the groundwork necessary to one day develop mini-robots that could perform delicate tasks inside your body, including assembling medical devices within your bloodstream.

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MRSA 'Superbugs' Coming To A Home Near You

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:21

The antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA was once relegated to only hospital settings, but a new study has found that they're becoming more prevalent in the common American household.

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Legally Blind Man Sees Again, Thanks To Bionic Eye [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:24

A man whose sight was destroyed by retinitis pigmentosa is able to discern light and dark as well as shadows after the successful implant of a bionic eye.

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Editing Faulty Genes In Our DNA May Be As Easy As Correcting A Typo In A Book

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:21

Scientists have successfully cured a genetic disease in lab mice by using a DNA editing technology called Crispr. The positive results strengthen the idea that Crispr can one day be used to cure genetic disorders in humans, but first there are a few obstacles that must be tackled.

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Depression Shrinks The Brain, And Now Scientists Know Why

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:10

When people suffer from depression, their brains literally shrink. Now scientists think they've uncovered the reason.

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Your Cell Phone May Be Able To Diagnosis Parkinson’s Disease Someday

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:05

Researchers are working to develop an application that can identify Parkinson's disease by identifying the specific voice characteristics.

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What Effect Do False-Postive Mammograms Have On Women's Well-Being?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:57

A team of researchers discovered that a false-positive mammogram may cause women a little temporary anxiety, but it does not negatively impact their willingness to undergo future breast cancer screening.

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How Do Your Nerves Regenerate After An Injury?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:52

Canadian scientists discovered a crucial molecule, a protein called Retinoblastoma (Rb), that directly regulates nerve cell growth and may be helpful someday in healing peripheral neuropathy.

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3D-Printed Cast Promises To Heal Broken Bones Faster

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:25

As 3D-printing technology advances, researchers are finding new ways to apply it to health care. One of the latest advances includes a cast that uses ultrasound to stimulate bone healing.

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Sleep Disorders Could Be Eating Away At Your Brain

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50

Researchers have discovered that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder, which causes people to act out their dreams, is a predictor of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Current Painkillers Hurt The Heart, But Help Is On Its Way

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:07

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are common painkillers for everything from arthritis to everyday pain, but they come with heart risks. Now, scientists are looking to alternative treatments.

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Could Blindness Be Cured With Stem Cells?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:24

Scientists are injecting stem cells into patients' eyes, which sounds painful, but it beats blindness.

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