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This Video Perfectly Explains Why CRISPR Really Will Change The World Forever

It's so much more than the hype.<p>We've heard a lot about genetic engineering over the past two decades - and, lately there's been even more hype about …

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Online Reviews

What is excellent health care? In medicine we’ve long operated under the mantra “doctor knows best.” Physicians sleep comfortably at night knowing they have competently performed a surgery or drawn on their medical knowledge to make life-saving diagnostic and treatment decisions.<p>So imagine their …

How to Better Communicate with Patients

With healthcare undergoing huge changes in the United States, patients and doctors need to communicate with each other more than ever. But studies …

Medical Technology

How to make measurable improvements with data

Despite the number of healthcare organizations collecting and using data, few have been able to truly harness the information to make measurable …

Understanding the Innovative Mindset: Can it be learned?

Where do creativity and innovation come from? It’s an age old question: are creativity and innovation innate abilities, something you’re either born …

Why scientists should learn to embrace failure

The Watchdogs<p>Why scientists should learn to fail, fast and often<p>S<p>ilicon Valley runs on failure. Its unofficial motto, after all, is “Fail fast, fail …

A new study suggests it’s possible to get people off opioids and improve their pain

The study found that when some patients are tapered off opioids, their pain levels improve.<p>The policy response to the opioid epidemic is frequently framed as a conflict: If you pull back the opioid painkillers that led to the epidemic, you are going to harm the pain patients who use these opioids …

Deductive vs Inductive Reasoning - What's the Difference?

An Overview of Two Different Approaches to Scientific Research<p>Deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning are two different approaches to conducting …

Critical Thinking

Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

In a fitness-crazed land of spin classes and CrossFit gyms, Octavia Zahrt found it can be tough to feel as though you're doing enough. "When I was in school in London, I felt really good about my activity. Then I moved to Stanford, and everyone around me seems to be so active and going to the gym …

Exercise

Lyme Patients Are Bending The Old Rules Of Scientific Research, To The Dismay Of Some Scientists

Feeling neglected by traditional scientific research, thousands of chronic Lyme disease patients are turning to the internet to conduct a study of their own. Critics worry their data won’t be useful.<p>In late 2015, Lorraine Johnson was frustrated with what she felt was the slow progress of research …

Medicine

The painful truth about teeth

Published on May 13, 2017<p>SALISBURY, Md. — Two hours before sunrise, Dee Matello joined the line outside the Wicomico Civic Center, where hundreds of people in hoodies, heavy coats and wool blankets braced against a bitter wind.<p>Inside, reclining dental chairs were arrayed in neat rows across the …

Dentistry

Can lifestyle changes cure Alzheimer’s disease?

Researchers have found marked improvements in memory and cognition of patients after counseling them on diet, exercise and stress management.<p>Last …

Medical racism at work? Study finds blacks, Latinos get worse care for neurological disorders

New evidence that black and Latino patients receive worse care than whites for neurological ailments — and pay more<p>A pioneering study published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurologyhas found that black and Latino patients suffering from neurological ailments like stroke, …

When life is a fate worse than death

Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass with her family, she went to high school, and she worked at a local ceramics company. However, this life changed after she was laid …

Medicine

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

Do We Have To Give Up Bacon?

Robots Used In Long-Distance Surgery Can Easily Be Hacked

Telemedical security could really use a facelift<p>In 2001, a doctor in New York completed what may seem like a routine surgery to remove a patient’s gallbladder. But in fact that procedure wasn’t routine at all, because the patient was in France. That was the first successful long-distance robotic …

Robotics

The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved and entombed, the brain was considered …

A Study Has Now Identified The Leading Causes Of Suicide In Men

Researchers conducted interviews and focus groups with 35 men who had survived suicide attempts, alongside forty-seven family and friends of male …

Mental Health