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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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Researcher calls for new approach to regulating probiotics

In today's Nature scientific journal Dr. Gregor Reid, Director of the Canadian R&D Centre for Probiotics at Lawson Health Research Institute and a scientist at Western University, calls for a Category Tree system to be imp ...

May 24, 2012
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Within 0.5 millimeter for spinal column operations

With less than a 0.5 mm margin of error, Neuroglide, the robot developed by researchers in the robotics lab, allows for the placement of screws in small vertebrae with unequaled precision. KB Medical is the start-up being ...

May 04, 2012
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Why research should be hacked

Australian researchers are calling for the open sharing of clinical trial data in the medical research community, saying it would be instrumental in eliminating bottlenecks and duplication, and lead to faster and more trustworthy ...

May 02, 2012
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Unmasking black pepper's secrets as a fat fighter

A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper. The research, published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, pinpoints piperine — the pungent-tasting substa ...

May 02, 2012
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