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October 2, 2015 9:27 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Young female and male Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Medical School M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s receive equal numbers of key National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, says a recent Journal of Women’s Health study.
September 30, 2015 12:58 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
The agency wants more insight into the company's data and marketing materials supporting the effectiveness of their product.
September 30, 2015 8:41 am
Tim Hoctor, Vice President Professional Services, Elsevier R&D Solutions
The wave of new and emerging technologies is significantly impacting the data capabilities and utilization of data in life sciences and drug development research. With the increasing public popularity of wearable devices and mobile health applications, coupled with growth in the use of social media, more data streams are available to researchers looking to extract meaningful information.
September 23, 2015 2:16 pm
Merrilyn Datta, Ph.D., President and General Manager, Definiens
Storing health data in the cloud is predicted to be an industry worth $1 billion by 2018.
September 22, 2015 9:29 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Doug Hilton, Ph.D., is head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia’s oldest research institute. He has launched innovative gender-gap initiatives many scientists say far outpace those in the US. He wrote about it in Nature, and scientists reacted in Bioscience Technology. He responds here.
September 18, 2015 8:45 am
Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor
Nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.Scientists can harness them for drug delivery, to combat disease for filtering fresh drinking water, and much more. Now, researchers from MIT and the Federal University of Goias in Brazil have developed a new technique that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to extract man-made pollutants from soil and water.
September 16, 2015 3:16 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Three studies, analyzing in different ways the leading ALS gene, came to what is being called a “remarkably” similar conclusion: the most common form of ALS is caused by clogged pores in brain cell nuclear membranes.
September 4, 2015 11:34 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
A new Molecular Psychiatry study has found a robust relationship between obesity at age 50—as measured by body mass index (BMI)—and both earlier age, and severity, of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
September 1, 2015 9:04 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Musical talent has been located in the human brain, according to research led by a Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) team, and reported in Cerebral Cortex. Also discovered, the teams reported: a part of the brain that changes as people acquire musical skills—entirely apart from talent.
August 27, 2015 9:27 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Humans are “super-predators” who kill adult land carnivores like bears and lions at nine times the rate that land carnivores do, and kill adult fish at 14 times the rate that marine predators do, says new research in Science.
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