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Brain Blast!

Children whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years, as opposed to later in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning, memory and stress response than children with less supportive moms, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “This study suggests there’s a sensitive period when […]

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Enhances Creativity?

It was very interesting to find out that safe levels of electrical stimulation could enhance your capacity to think more creatively. This was recently proven by a group of researchers in Georgetown University. Georgetown psychology professor Adam Green and Dr. Peter Turkeltaub of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, and a […]

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Say NO to Prostate Cancer!

A five-year study shows that Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer offers a higher cure rate than more traditional approaches, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study -- the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer -- found a […]

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New Medical Treatment to Improve Cancer and Cosmetic Procedures

A team of Kennesaw State University faculty and students have developed a novel cell-penetrating peptide technology that could result in new medical treatments ranging from improved cosmetic procedures to helping in the fight against cancer, according to team leader Jonathan McMurry, KSU's associate vice president for research. At the heart of the research is a novel […]

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Future of High-End Security brain biometrics

A team of researchers at Binghamton University, led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Laszlo and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Zhanpeng Jin, recorded the brain activity of 50 people wearing an electroencephalogram headset while they looked at a series of 500 images designed specifically to elicit unique responses from person to person […]

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The Dangers of Fructose

A range of diseases -- from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, […]

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intelligent

Intelligent Control Inhaler for More Accuracy in COPD Treatment

3M is releasing a new smart inhaler designed to improve compliance among patients with COPD and to deliver the medication in a more controlled manner. The 3M Intelligent Control Inhaler has an electronic display that provides instructions to the user to make sure the device is used properly. It records every time it is used, […]

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medisafe

Never Forget your Pills Anymore, Medisafe iConnect

Medisafe, a company with offices in Boston, MA and Haifa, Israel is releasing a new smart pill management system that keeps tabs on when you take your meds and reminds you when you don’t. The Medisafe iConnect lets you choose to use the Bluetooth equipped iCap, that screws onto regular pill bottles instead of the […]

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Wireless Ultrasound Transducer for Your Smartphone by Clarius

Clarius Mobile Health, a firm based outside of Vancouver, Canada, is unveiling a wireless ultrasound transducer that uses your Android or Apple iPhone as the display and control system. There aren’t many details provided by Clarius about the product, but the company expects these ultrasounds to be used for procedures such as nerve blocks and […]

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