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brainvideo

Recording a Thought’s Fleeting Trip Through the Brain

UC Berkeley neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the...
fat burning

Bile Acids Fire up Fat-Burning

Obesity arises from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. As a result, current treatments try to decrease calorie intake and/or increase energy...
Biodegradable Sensor

Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body then Disappears

UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions...
Tourette syndrome

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Select Tourette Patients in New...

University of Florida neuroscientists are leading a multinational effort to track outcomes for patients with Tourette syndrome who undergo deep brain stimulation surgery, an...
blood leakage

New Software Better Able to Predict Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Each year, approximately 2700 people in the Netherlands undergo surgery for an aneurysm (dilation) in their abdominal aorta. These procedures usually involve inserting a...
breast cancer

Survival for Young Women Treated for Breast Cancer Is the Same...

After treatment, young women diagnosed with breast cancer who carry a BRCA mutation have the same chances of survival as women without the mutation,...
HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants

Johns Hopkins is the First Center in the United States Approved...

Johns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors. Potential kidney donors are...
epilepsyvideo

Develop Improved Method to Identify Seizure-Causing Regions in the Brain

Epilepsy—a condition that affects an estimated 65 million people worldwide—can be a difficult condition to treat. A team at the University of Illinois at...
skin cancer

Immunotherapy Highly Effective in Treatment of Rare Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Findings In a UCLA-led study, more than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies. The findings,...
obese

Obese Fat Becomes ‘Inflamed’ and Scarred

The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult, research at the University of Exeter has...
breast cancer

Identifying Lymph-Node Positive Breast Cancer Patients

Scientists from King’s College London, funded by Breast Cancer Now, believe they have found a way to identify lymph-node positive breast cancer patients who...
Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share a Common Genetic Cause, Study...

From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick...
corneal transplants

New Study Offers Added Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

New national research led by Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely...
wound healing

Using Mechanical Forces to Improve Wound Healing

To most, an operating room and a manufacturing plant are as different as any two places can be. But not to Dennis Orgill. “To some...
Removable Implant

Removable Implant May Control Type 1 Diabetes

For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death....
Alzheimer’s, aging, hearing loss, implantable muscle stimulator

Researchers Receive Department of Defense Grant for Implantable Muscle Stimulator

A team of researchers led by Kath Bogie, a biomedical engineer and associate professor of orthopaedics and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University...