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Cocoa improves cognitive health

The study, which is the second of a two-part investigation, trialled three drinks with varying cocoa flavanol content on men and women aged between …

Brain's inability to repair DNA may explain dementia, memory loss

Previously, it was thought ability to repair DNA was the same throughout the body, but new research overturns this idea and shows organs vary in the …

Genetics

This Is What Your Brain Looks Like After You Smoke Weed

We measured the effect that weed has on the brain using a EEG helmet, a joint, and an adulterated cookie.<p><i>This article was originally published by VICE Romania</i><p>Ana Iorga is a Romanian neuromarketing pioneer who specializes in market research that uses EEG sensors, biometric measurements, and …

Study Shows Heavy Adolescent Pot Use Permanently Lowers IQ

Marijuana smokers have long been characterized as dimwitted and slow. They tend to shrug off these stereotypes as artifacts of how they are when they’re on the drug. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of enduring a pot smoker who takes you through the “beneficial” effects of marijuana on the brain, …

Cannabis

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 …

Use of smartphones alters brain – study

A team of Swiss scientists set out on a quest to learn if using smartphones actually makes us smarter. Their study revealed that using a touchscreen …

Research suggests vitamin D could affect brain function

When you think of vitamin D, you may think of bone health. For years, doctors have recommended vitamin D and calcium supplements to guard against …

5 Amazing Advances In Brain Research In 2014

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some neuroscience research was particularly noteworthy.<p>Though the human brain is still largely a mystery to us, slowly but surely, neuroscientists are …

Tony Robbins's Three Steps to Creating a Breakthrough | Inc.com

I didn't know much about Tony Robbins, the self-help guru, when I was asked to review his new book on personal finance.<p>And to be honest, I still don't.<p>But among all his ideas for saving and investing, he had one really long aside about how you can improve your life dramatically. From what I can …

Motivation

10 Brain Hacks To Make You Smarter

Training your brain to function on a higher level doesn’t involve a Doctoral program or becoming a Buddhist monk. The three key steps are to first, …

Obama to Limit Data Collection by Intelligence Agencies

Intelligence agencies will have to delete extraneous data on private citizens and limit storage of data on foreigners to five years, the Obama …

Amazon reportedly in talks to buy some RadioShack stores

Amazon may be eyeing RadioShack stores as a way to expand its online operations into the brick-and-mortar world, according to Bloomberg.<p>Hit by plummeting sales over the past few years, RadioShack is reportedly considering the sale of half of its stores to Sprint and then closing the rest, unnamed …

eCommerce

S&P paying $1.4B to over crisis-era ratings

<i>CORRECTION: An earlier version misstated that the settlement is pending court approval. It does not need court approval.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's Financial Services said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $1.38 billion to settle government charges that it inflated ratings of mortgage-backed …

BP cuts investment as sliding oil prices hit profits

Spending in 2015 was expected to total about $20 billion (17.6 billion euros), down from a previous guidance of $24-26 billion, BP said in a results statement.<p>And smaller British rival BG Group revealed it would cut investment by about $3.0 billion this year.<p>"We have now entered a new and …

Ford, Fiat Chrysler post double-digit sales gains in U.S.

Ford Motor Co. beat estimates with U.S. auto sales rising 16 per cent in January, while Nissan Motor Co.'s 15-per-cent increase also exceeded projections. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV gained 14 per cent as cheaper gas and falling unemployment boosted consumer confidence.<p>All of Fiat Chrysler's …

BMS sues Merck over historic PD-1 cancer drug Keytruda

<b>Dive Brief:</b><p>On the same day that Keytruda was approved by the FDA, Bristol-Myers Squibb filed a suit in the District Court in Delaware saying that …

FDA Approves Merck's PD-1 Inhibitor, Keytruda

The FDA Office of Drug Information announced this afternoon the granting of accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab; MK-3475), Merck's anti-PD-1 drug for advanced or unresected melanoma that no longer responds to other drugs.<p>Melanoma is a skin cancer originating in pigment-producing …

FirstWord Lists The drugs that will shape 2015

Which pharmaceutical products – both marketed and in the pipeline – will dictate industry news flow over the next 12 months?<p><b>Harvoni | Viekira Pak –</b> …

Immunotherapy: Shining a Light on the Gastric Cancer Landscape

<i>Co-authored by Elizabeth Clarke, PhD</i><p>Designated as a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA for both advanced and unresectable malignant melanoma and …

Why Keytruda and Opdivo are the most important drugs approved in 2014

Pfizer to Skip Melanoma in Bid to Join Cancer Race

Pfizer Inc. is stepping up research on drugs that use the immune system to attack tumors, seeking to catch up to Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb …

Phase 2 Study of MEDI4736 in Patients With Glioblastoma - Full Text View

Brief Summary:<p>This is an open-label, non-randomized, multicenter Phase 2 study of MEDI4736 with three non-comparative cohorts:<p>Cohort A: 37 subjects …

Merck CEO Frazier credits Keytruda success to slim-down strategy

<i>Merck CEO Ken Frazier</i><p><b>SAN FRANCISCO--</b>With Keytruda, Merck ($MRK) has a first-in-class, highly promising cancer treatment that it's already preparing …

Merck and Lilly enter Keytruda collaboration

Merck & Co has agreed a deal with Lilly to research combination cancer treatments involving Merck's promising immunotherapy Keytruda.<p>The two …

Merck, Bristol heat up immunotherapy race in lung cancer | Reuters

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co broke further away from rival drugmakers in the race to treat lung cancer with a new generation of immune system therapies, adding pressure on the likes of Roche and AstraZeneca to play catch-up.<p>Merck said it would file an application with U.S. …

Merck and Lilly enter Keytruda collaboration

3-D Printed Candies: Coming to a Sweet Tooth Near You?

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Taylor Swift Is Billboard's Woman Of The Year

Tomorrow is Billboard’s annual Women In Music event, and this year’s event is shaping up to not only be their biggest yet, but also their most inclusive. Taylor Swift is walking away with this year’s top prize, as the award typically goes to one of the biggest female recording stars on the planet, …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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iPad Pro concept video demonstrates that bigger really is better

There have been rumors of a possible 12.2-inch “iPad Pro” for ages now, and a new video from YouTube user Canoopsy offers a glimpse of what that might look like — comparing the giant-sized tablet the current iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and recent iPhones.<p>While Apple isn’t the first company that …