Recent Articles

December 17, 2014 5:32 pm
Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor
The Cleveland Clinic recently unveiled their annual Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015– a list that casts an optimistic light on up-and-coming healthcare advances that may reach consumers next year.                                       
December 17, 2014 4:23 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
A good book recreates the world so robustly that it activates some of the same brain regions that “everyday life” does, according to a recent PLOS One study. In the study, innovative MRI analyses of people reading a richly imaginative book showed movement of characters occurring in a brain region where others’ motions are processed in the real world.
December 17, 2014 10:05 am
Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development
Three exceptional women were given awards for their achievements and contributions to the scientific community at the 2014 ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology) meeting recently held in Philadelphia, Pa.
December 17, 2014 9:40 am
Skip Derra, Contributing Writer
A novel therapeutic to fight colon cancer by using the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat is being explored in the labs of John McCormick of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
December 12, 2014 8:30 am
Mark Clymer, Datacolor Inc., and Jerry Sedgewick, Imaging and Analysis
The dictionary definition that a “picture is a representation of a person or scene” just doesn’t apply to those images produced in scientific research and from clinical specimens. It would be more accurate to describe these images in one word: artifact.
December 4, 2014 8:46 am
Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development
If you could take a blood test that could detect — with nearly 100% accuracy — whether you were genetically destined to get Alzheimer’s disease, would you take that test? Read more...                     
December 3, 2014 11:40 am
Bioscience Technology Staff
Forbes is hosting its annual healthcare summit this Thursday at Lincoln Center. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Smart Data Transforming Lives.” Read more...                       
December 3, 2014 8:30 am
Bioscience Technology Staff
The brain is so exquisitely sensitive to language that it only takes six weeks of learning Chinese for the neurons of English speakers to rewire. And those whose brains are fully bilingual are more facile at learning generally.       
December 2, 2014 12:57 pm
Christina Jakubowski, Managing Edito
There may be hope to get millions of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) moving again, according to research presented at Neuroscience 2014, the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) in Washington, D.C.   
November 26, 2014 8:30 am
Bioscience Technology Staff
Two studies in recent weeks have found that anxiety, depression and guilt can physically change and damage the brain from preschool through adulthood.                            
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