News tagged with magic
Think of your favourite magic trick. Is it as grandiose as David Copperfield's Death Saw, or is it as simple as making a coin disappear in front of your very eyes?
Neuroscience May 01, 2013 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
If Don Stein were the kind of man who listened to what others said, he would have shut down his lab years ago. The Emory neuroscientist spent more than two decades investigating progesterone as a treatment ...
Medical research Apr 24, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0
An article published in F1000Research, and approved for indexing in PubMed and other major bibliographical databases, estimates that there were approximately 32 million users of psychedelic drugs in the United States in 2010.
Medications Apr 23, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
First trial—investigating magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression—delayed by UK and EU regulations
The world's first clinical trial to explore the use of the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms to treat depression is being delayed due to the UK and EU rules on the use of illegal drugs in research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cognitive brain researchers have studied a magic trick filmed in magician duo Penn & Teller's theater in Las Vegas, to illuminate the neuroscience of illusion. Their results advance our understanding of how observers can ...
Health Feb 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and a sedentary lifestyle is often cited as a major contributing factor. Among the Tsimane, an indigenous population in the lowlands of Bolivia's ...
Health Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
US doctors say they have saved a seven-year-old girl who was close to dying from leukemia by pioneering the use of an unlikely ally: a modified form of the HIV virus.
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (13) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—New cases of C. difficile-associated diarrhea among hospitalized patients taking antibiotics can be reduced by two-thirds with the use of probiotics, according to new research published Monday in the Annals of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A team of investigators led by UC Davis found that eating soy products such as soy milk and tofu did not prevent the onset of hot flashes and night sweats as women entered menopause.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 01, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried have decoded a signal path that could boost the burning of body fat. Mice that are missing a signal switch called VASP are ...
Medical research Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher.
Cancer Aug 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center have unveiled how and why the public perceives some magic tricks in recent studies that could have real-world implications in military ...
Neuroscience May 22, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A drug that has been shown to prevent HIV infection in a significant number of cases must be combined with behavioral approaches if the U.S. health care establishment is to succeed in reducing the spread of the virus, according ...
HIV & AIDS May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A magician will have the upper hand because he knows how his trick works. But, according to Jay Olson, the magician might not know why.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An expert panel at the Institute of Food Technologists' Wellness 12 meeting urged the food industry to find simple yet powerful language to tell consumers about the many benefits of a diet rich in phytonutrients.
Health Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0