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Psychics fail tests of their abilities in academic setting

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London, in an attempt to prove or disprove the notion that some people have the ability to read the thoughts of others, set up a structured environment ...

Nov 01, 2012
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New metric to track prosthetic arm progress

Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use their device to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp the shirt, lift ...

Oct 31, 2012
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'Viagra for women' being trialed

Reaching orgasm remains elusive for nearly 30 per cent of women, but a new ad hoc treatment currently under trial, may drastically reduce that number.

Oct 29, 2012
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Fixing a sticky situation

For decades, overtightening has been blamed for the phenomenon that sometimes causes surgical screws and plates used in bone repair to irreversibly fuse together, a complication that can make subsequent removal difficult ...

Oct 23, 2012
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Eat more chocolate, win more Nobels?

Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests it's a sign that the sweet treat can ...

Oct 10, 2012
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Workshop calls for more detailed reporting in animal studies

A workshop sponsored by NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has produced a set of consensus recommendations to improve the design and reporting of animal studies. By making animal studies ...

Oct 10, 2012
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Can disclosure hurt the translation of research?

All major clinical trials now include disclosures detailing who funded the study to ensure transparency. However, is it possible that this transparency is actually hurting research? One might assume that the methodological ...

Sep 19, 2012
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Pupil dilation reveals sexual orientation: study

There is a popular belief that sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation to attractive people, yet until now there was no scientific evidence. For the first time, researchers at Cornell University used a specialized ...

Aug 06, 2012
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The morality of human subject research

(Medical Xpress) -- The federal government is in the process of revising the regulations that govern most human subject research in the United States.

Aug 03, 2012
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FDA probing safety of metal-on-metal hip implants

(HealthDay) -- While thousands of Americans have benefited from hip replacements over the years, problems with metal-on-metal implants can lead to troubles requiring surgery to replace defective devices, experts ...

Jun 27, 2012
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