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A biomedical engineer wins the 4th annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest with a stop-motion interpretation of his work on titanium designed for orthopedic implants.
October 23, 2011, 10:41 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control shows antidepressant use rising 400 percent in the last 20 years.
October 23, 2011, 8:02 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Here are the most promising vaccines and drugs that have raised the bar for treatment of this deadly cancer with an exceedingly low survival rate. Most are in late-stage development.
October 20, 2011, 6:54 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A 12-hour training program called Mental Health First Aid may save lives across the U.S.
October 19, 2011, 5:42 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
In need of a chill pill? A new app called MyCalmBeat may be able to help.
October 19, 2011, 2:04 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
By tacking peanut proteins onto blood cells, scientists have tricked the immune system into thinking that peanuts aren’t a threat for those with this potentially life-threatening allergy.
October 18, 2011, 9:18 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
After sorting through nearly 480,000 tweets, researchers show that people against the vaccine tend to influence those in their circles, creating under-vaccinated communities.
October 17, 2011, 9:09 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The pulsing seems to stimulate bone regeneration. After 4 months, the painless procedure healed the leg of a man who had broken his ankle into 8 pieces.
October 16, 2011, 10:29 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
No more needles? Scientists use 2 beams of infrared light to figure out the glucose concentration in blood. The noninvasive method could mean monitoring patients continually.
October 13, 2011, 11:16 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A new study that reveals what monkeys see when a part of their brain receives electrical stimulation could lead to neuroprosthetics that help blind people ’see’ again.
October 12, 2011, 11:22 PM PDT | By Janet Fang