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Researchers develop clothes that can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers

Researchers develop clothes that can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers

This news release is available in French.

Wireless nanorod-nanotube film enables light stimulation of blind retina

Wireless nanorod-nanotube film enables light stimulation of blind retina

Scientists have developed a new light-sensitive film that could one day form the basis of a prosthetic retina to help people suffering from retinal damage or degeneration. Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers collaborated with colleagues from Tel Aviv University and Newcastle University in the research, which was published in the journal Nano Letters.

Brain research reveals new hope for patients with anorexia nervosa

Brain research reveals new hope for patients with anorexia nervosa

Brain activity after smokers quit predicts chances of relapsing, Penn study suggests

Brain activity after smokers quit predicts chances of relapsing, Penn study suggests

PHILADELPHIA--Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again--a prediction that goes above and beyond today's clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk.

Finding the simple patterns in a complex world: ANU media release

Finding the simple patterns in a complex world: ANU media release

An Australian National University (ANU) mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket.

The method, named fractal Fourier analysis, is based on new branch of mathematics called fractal geometry.

The method could help scientists better understand the complicated signals that the body gives out, such as nerve impulses or brain waves.

UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism

UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism

CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC School of Medicine researchers have found for the first time a biochemical mechanism that could be a cause of "chemo brain" - the neurological side effects such as memory loss, confusion, difficulty thinking, and trouble concentrating that many cancer patients experience while on chemotherapy to treat tumors in other parts of the body.

Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills

When it comes to getting out of a tricky situation, we humans have an evolutionary edge over other primates. Take, as a dramatic example, the Apollo 13 voyage in which engineers, against all odds, improvised a chemical filter on a lunar module to prevent carbon dioxide buildup from killing the crew.

Parasites and the evolution of primate culture

Learning from others and innovation have undoubtedly helped advance civilization. But these behaviours can carry costs as well as benefits. And a new study by an international team of evolutionary biologists sheds light on how one particular cost - increased exposure to parasites - may affect cultural evolution in non-human primates.

New data suggest treatment effect on cognition leads to the treatment effect on function in patients

Better detection, prevention, and pre-clinical treatment: 3 effective tools in the fight against Alzheimer's

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2, 2014 - Detection, prevention, and preclinical treatment are three key areas that may make a difference in the battle to reduce the rapid rise of new Alzheimer's disease (AD) cases every year. These three topics are the focus of an important new supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.