Brain Sees The World Clearer Than Our Eyes

Mental Mischief: How The Brain Tricks Us Into Seeing Sharper

By | Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:21

Our brains are constantly tricking the mind into believing it's seeing the world around us better than we actually do.

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Cleft Lip In Dogs And Humans Comes From The Same Gene Mutation

By | Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:36

A new study found that a mutation in a gene common to both humans and dogs may cause cleft palate and cleft lip in both species.

Gambling

Why Gambling Addicts Who Are Winning Are Still Losing

By | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:00

New research has found that gambling addiction may be linked to an altered opioid system in the brain, causing reduced feelings of euphoria.

Whole-exome sequencing

Whole-Exome Sequencing: The Future Of Diagnostics

By | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:24

A new study shows the potential of whole-exome sequencing for diagnosing disease.

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Implantable Eye Devices Make Vision Better Without The Hassle Of Glasses

By | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:34

Glasses may soon be a thing of the past as corneal inlays, implanted into the eye with a simple surgery, can correct vision without the hassle of other corrective treatments.

Spores

Rare Pathogen Uses Divide And Conquer Strategy To Infect Healthy People

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:36

A rare strain of the genus Cryptococcus infects healthy hosts. Researchers from the University of Birmingham have unlocked its modus operandi for the first time.

Inflammation

Reducing Inflammation May Be A Matter Of Controlling MicroRNAs

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:07

Scientists believe that inhibiting certain microRNAs can prevent inflammation, the precursor to several chronic ailments like arthritis.

coma patient

Are Patients In A Vegetative State Aware Of Their Surroundings?

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:00

In some vegetative state patients, the distinctive brain networks that support cognitive function and consciousness appeared to be undamaged — even though the patient was unmoving and unresponsive.

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Men May Prefer Sex To Food Because Their Brains Are Just Built That Way

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:37

A new study confirmed that males, or worms at least, have a preference for sex over food that is not shared by their female counterparts.

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Getting To The Brain, By Way Of The Cheek

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:36

Within the decade, a robot that feeds a needle through patients' cheeks could revolutionize brain surgery for epileptics.

Dendritic cells

Newly Identified Molecule Inspires Treatment Options For Overactive Immune Systems

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:11

Scientists have identified a molecule responsible for a major trigger of the immune system response, inspiring novel therapies for overactive immune system conditions, like type 1 diabetes.

homeopathic

50 Pills, One Bottle, Zero Medicine [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:55

Homeopathic medicine isn't really medicine at all, and one scientist wants to show it in the most extreme way possible.

Heart attack

Heart's Self-Healing Process Inspires New Heart Attack Treatment

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:00

Scientists have discovered that the heart’s repair process can be improved and hastened with the aid of a drug.

google glass

Google Glass Withdrawal Symptoms Worse Than Those From Alcohol

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:15

The world's first case of Google Glass addiction has been identified, and therapists describe withdrawal from the device to be worse than that from alcohol.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia-Related Deaths Down, But More Needs To Be Done

By | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:51

Prominent anesthesiologists from Harvard and Stanford evaluated claims and came up with research on patient injuries, which showed medical personnel need to take more precautions.

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