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Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion kills MRSA superbug

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It might sound like a <i>really</i> old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.<p>The 10th-century "eyesalve" remedy was discovered at the British Library in a …

Super Bug

Scientists Recreate Medieval Medicine, Find That It Kills MRSA

(Photo: British Library)<p>Pictured above is Bald’s Leechbook, a 10th Century Latin and Anglo-Saxon manuscript owned by the British Library. It’s a …

Scientists develop "remote control" for deep brain stimulation in mice

Wireless deep brain stimulation via nanoparticles and magnetic fields<p>By injecting nanoparticles into the brain of mice and exposing them to an external magnetic field, it’s possible to stimulate brain neurons, according to a study published in <i>Science</i> today. This wireless deep brain stimulation …

Neuroscience

The Game of Inches — Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Strength

“So the ‘magical’ golden shield, led to him winning the Heavyweight Championship of the World?” I asked him incredulously. I couldn’t believe what I …

Medical Technology Makes 'Time of Death' Harder to Pinpoint

Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.<p>We tried our best, but CPR, an injection of epinephrine, and 360 joules of electricity all failed to restart Mrs. Melnyk’s heart. When everybody on the resuscitation …

Medicine

Results Of Many Clinical Trials Not Being Reported

"We were really surprised to find that very few people are following the law." - Dr. Monique Anderson, cardiologist, Duke University<p>Many scientists are failing to live up to a 2007 law that requires them to report the results of their clinical trials to a public website, according to a study in …

NYU Scientists Develop Computer Model Explaining How Brain Learns to Categorize

Newswise — New York University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how a neural circuit learns to classify sensory stimuli into …

Talk of miracles as heart pill used to wipe out cancer; gene sequencing pays off for costume designer who was facing death

<b>BY PAMELA FAYERMAN</b><p>After multiple cancer relapses over the past five years, film industry <b>costume designer Trish Keating</b> knew that without a smash hit …

Clinical Trial Sponsors Fail To Publicly Disclose Report Results, Research Shows

Sponsors supporting the use of humans in clinical trials of medical products are faced with two mandates for disclosure: legal and ethical. It’s when neither of these obligations are being met that a question arises from the medical community: Why not?<p>A new report conducted by Duke Medicine found …

Music as medicine? The Sync Project will use big data to study the healing power of melody

You may keep your Taylor Swift obsession hidden from your co-workers, but not from science.<p>A new research initiative called the Sync Project aims to …