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Gene Therapy For Brain Disorders Delivered by Eye Drops

<b>New system uses MRI for non-invasive monitoring of gene expression, treatment effect.</b><p>A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed …

Neuroscience

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People with This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.<p>During his experiments, Mischel …

This Entrepreneur Wants You To Stop Using Toilet Paper

Miki Agrawal gets really fired up about how Americans clean themselves after a Number 2.<p>“All over the world — in Europe, Asia, the Middle East – people use bidets. Using toilet paper to clean your butt is barbaric!,” says Agrawal, full of incredulation.<p>Agrawal today launched Tushy, a bidet product …

Why biomedical superstars are signing on with Google

article<p>Nature News & Comment<p>Tech firm’s ambitious goals and abundant resources attract life …

Biology

The super-laboratories bringing the UK to the forefront of life sciences

UK is shaking up its research community with four futuristic research projects that will drive our economy<p>When the Francis Crick Institute opens its doors in November this year, in London’s Euston, it will be the largest biomedical laboratory in Europe. The £700-million, 93,000-square-metre glassed …

How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive

Martin Shkreli is the Internet's villain of the week. After buying and then immediately jacking up the price of a drug that treats a potentially …

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …