Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oncologists Have Mixed Attitudes on the Use of Genomic Testing

A recent study finds that not all physicians are eager to embrace predictive genomic testing.

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Disorganized Patches in the Brain Suggest Prenatal Origin of Autism

A new study suggests that brain irregularities in children with autism can be traced back to prenatal development.

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Nerve Stimulation Headband Gains FDA Approval for Treatment of Migraine Headaches

The FDA recently approved marketing of the first prescription device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches.

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Chronic Sleep Loss May Lead to Loss of Brain Cells

New research suggests chronic sleep loss may lead to loss of brain cells.

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Better Sleep Linked to Higher Levels of Omega-3 in Diet

New research suggests that higher levels of omega-3 in the diet are associated with better sleep in children.

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New Stanford Institute to Focus on Bad Science

The Meta-Research Innovation Centre (METRICS) launches late this month and aims to minimize threats to scientific research quality.

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Brain-mapping Projects to Collaborate, Share Data

Two ambitious and controversial government-backed initiatives that aim to decode the brain are poised to join forces.

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Using Genomics for Safer, Personalized Medicine Choices for Kids

A new research study called InforMED Kids is using genetic information to predict children’s reactions to medications.

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A Real-time 3D “Flashlight” to See Inside the Heart, Blood Vessels

Researchers have developed the technology for a real-time 3D “flashlight” to see inside the heart, coronary arteries and blood vessels.

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Minding Your Memory: Brain Awareness Week 2014

This year for Brain Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some practical tips for minding your memory.

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