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Newly Discovered Weird Brain Cells Have Scientists Scratching Their Heads

A recent paper describes a previously unknown type of brain cell that behaves fairly differently from the others
by Laura Sinpetru, September 24th, 2014
 

Artificial Liver Promises to Treat Acute Organ Failure

The idea is to have the artificial liver fill in for the function of the actual organ until the latter recovers
by Laura Sinpetru, September 23rd, 2014
 

Easy-Peasy Test Promises to Detect Alzheimer's Before Dementia Sets In

The test boils down to assessing a person's visual-spatial and cognitive-motor skills, researchers explain
by Laura Sinpetru, September 20th, 2014
Teeny Tiny Implantable Device Would Turn You into the Hulk, Sort Of

Teeny Tiny Implantable Device Would Turn You into the Hulk, Sort Of

by Laura Sinpetru, September 19th, 2014
Military-sponsored program aims to develop an implantable device that monitors the body, encourages it to heal itself
 

Blood Test Diagnoses Depression, Predicts Response to Therapy

The test, created by Northwestern University researchers, promises to change the way mental illnesses are diagnosed
by Laura Sinpetru, September 18th, 2014
 

US Pledges 3,000 Troops and $750M (€579M) to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

President Barack Obama says the outbreak is “spiraling out of control,” must be put an end to immediately
by Laura Sinpetru, September 17th, 2014
 

Schizophrenia Is Actually 8 Distinct Disorders All Rolled into One

Researchers say each of these disorders comes with its own set of symptoms, is caused by specific genetic abnormalities
by Laura Sinpetru, September 16th, 2014
 

Lab-Made Spleen Removes Pathogens from Blood, Could Treat Ebola

The lab-made spleen was successfully used to remove as much as 90% of the pathogens present in the blood of rats
by Laura Sinpetru, September 15th, 2014
 

Respiratory Virus EV-D68 Threatens to Sicken People All Across the US

The virus appears to have infected people in as many as 21 states, health officials say it is slowly spreading
by Laura Sinpetru, September 15th, 2014
These Neurons Control Social Behavior, Could Explain Autism

These Neurons Control Social Behavior, Could Explain Autism

by Laura Sinpetru, September 13th, 2014
Researchers claim to have discovered a set of neurons that might lead to a better understanding of autism
 

World First: Woman Implanted Retinal Tissue Grown from Her Own Skin

The 2-hour intervention took place at the Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation Hospital in Japan
by Laura Sinpetru, September 13th, 2014
 

24-Year-Old Woman Told She's Been Missing Part of Her Brain Since Infancy

Scans reveal this woman lost her cerebellum either when she was still in the womb, or at a very early age
by Laura Sinpetru, September 12th, 2014
 

Healthcare Workers Tend Not to Wash Their Hands When Alone

Study finds proper hand hygiene is still an issue among healthcare workers in the US
by Laura Sinpetru, September 11th, 2014
 

Human Skin Cells Successfully Turned into Soldiers of the Immune System

After becoming white blood cells, the former skin cells proved able to fight infections
by Laura Sinpetru, September 11th, 2014
 
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