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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.