Maddie Kapushy

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A Warning From the Heart of Malaria Research

A Veteran Doctor Fears the Rise of a Drug-Resistant Strain Will Help the Disease Spread<p>Bangkok<p>Despite a sharp drop in malaria-related deaths over the past decade, a veteran doctor here, in the heart of the world’s malaria belt, says now is the time to wage a large-scale battle with the …

Public Health

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

Putting Precision Medicine For Cancer At Work In America's Largest Hospital

In one of the largest initiatives of its kind, the for-profit hospital chain Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has embarked on a plan to molecularly profile the tumor of cancer patients, marry the genomic information to clinical data from a patient’s electronic health record, and recommend …

Crowdsourcing

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Scientists create GM organisms reliant on artificial compounds for survival

Genetically recoded organisms could be safe enough to use outside, for example to clean up oil spills<p>In a drive to improve the environmental safety of genetically modified organisms, scientists have created the first GM microbes that can only survive in the presence of designer compounds not found …

Biology

This is What Childhood Trauma Does To Human Longevity - PsyBlog

The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes.<p>Having a stressful childhood has been linked in a new study to genetic …

Mental Health

How the brain remembers to fear danger - Futurity

A new study with mice identifies a life-preserving circuit that's responsible for recognizing and remembering threats.

Making Big Money In Concierge Medicine

<b>A rapidly transforming healthcare environment will enable a substantial number of investors and healthcare entrepreneurs focused on concierge medicine to become wealthy and possibly ultra-wealthy.</b><p>Among primary care and emergency room physicians, as well as a number of different types of specialists …

Digital Health

Ancient viruses gain new functions in the brain

New research suggests retroviruses, once thought to be genetic junk, can help spur brain development<p>If thinking about the billions of bacteria taking up residence in and on your body gives you the willies, you probably won’t find it comforting that humans are also full of viruses. These maligned …