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'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a ...

Aug 30, 2015
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Women in academic medicine 'manage femininity' to succeed

(HealthDay)—Women tend to manage their femininity so as to be considered adherent to the unspoken code of the non-gendered worker, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, ...

Aug 26, 2015
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The issues around the use of human foetal tissue

Based on the furore currently engulfing the US, you might imagine that the use of foetal tissue is illegal. But in fact the collection and use of cells obtained from a human foetus following miscarriage or abortion has a ...

Aug 17, 2015
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Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of "digital phenotype" of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. This study, published today in the Journal of Medical ...

Jun 11, 2015
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Strobe glasses improve hockey players' performance

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Laser treatment can make your brown eyes blue

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