Saturday, November 18, 2017

MEDICINE

MEDICINE

Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University The phrase “alternative facts” has recently made the news in a political context, but psychiatrists like me are already intimately acquainted with the concept – indeed, we hear various forms...
circadian rhythm

Giles E. Duffield, University of Notre Dame Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night but your spouse is fast asleep at 10 p.m. and wakes spontaneously at 6 a.m.? We...

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office  Press Inquiries A Possible New Approach To Stopping Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes people to briefly stop breathing while asleep, affects an estimated 5 percent of the...

Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of...
banana apple

The Online Tool That Can Track, Monitor And Analyse Nutritional Intake Janet Cade, University of Leeds We all know that most people could improve the quality of their diet. Most of us do not eat the...

Ruairidh McLennan Battleday, University of California, Berkeley and Anna-Katharine Brem, University of Oxford. Extension of our “natural” capacities through science and technology is not a new phenomenon – it has been a key driver of...

Thomas Hooven, Columbia University Medical CenterAs a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen after premature birth, can end with sudden death from constricting blood vessels in the...

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating and...

Elizabeth Tillinghast, Columbia University Medical Center The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally stalled. But there are other ways to rein in...

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. If you're thinking about taking up running as your New...

Ian Haydon, University of Washington In a factory just outside San Francisco, there’s an upright stainless steel vat the size of a small car, and it’s got something swirling inside. The vat is studded with gauges,...