Clinical Trial Outcomes Influenced By Financial Ties Between Researchers And Companies

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Research published in BMJ looked at a cross section of clinical trials from 2013 and describes a positive correlation between positive study outcomes and financial links between authors and drug companies.

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Integrating Electronics with the Human Body

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Recipient of this year’s IEEE EMBS Trailblazer Award, Dr. Rogers tells us a little about his career and the work his lab is doing to develop biocompatible electronics such as the Lab on the Skin.

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From Cajal To Now

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We compare the pioneering drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal with modern-day images from the same brain areas.

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Zooming-In On Connectomics: From Neural Networks To Synapses

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New practical approach facilitates brain mapping from the level of the synapse up. Lead Author Julian Ng, Ph.D, describes the new methods pioneered in his recent paper and the impact it will have on the new field of connectomics.

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The Machine Talks Back: Sensory Feedback from Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

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A Swiss team has developed an optical system that stimulates the sensory areas of the brain in response to prosthetic movement, allowing fine control of the prosthesis in space.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

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Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Rapid Detection of Ebola
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A new, cost-effective technique has been developed which can detect Ebola within minutes, and could be used for real-time detection of the virus.

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Obesity Reprogrammes Muscle Stem Cells
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DNA methylation in muscle stem cells has been shown to be more common in obese than non-obese mice.

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Reversing Blood Stem Cell Ageing
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The function of young blood stem cells has been recreated by reprogramming functionally old cells, highlighting the potential of treating diseases such as anaemia and leukaemia.

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