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Brain scan reveals out-of-body illusion

The feeling of being inside one's own body is not as self-evident as one might think. In a new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, neuroscientists created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed ...

Apr 30, 2015
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Explainer: What happens in the hippocampus?

This year's Nobel Prize in medicine recognises work on "cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain." Those cells are found in the hippocampus. It is just one tiny part of the brain, but this structure gets at lea ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Marriage a plus for Nobel aspirants

Norwegian scientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser, co-winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine Monday, join a century-old tradition of couples whose marriages may have propelled them towards the coveted prize. ...

Oct 06, 2014
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Seven US-based researchers share $1.3M eyesight prize

Seven U.S.-based researchers are sharing a €1 million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work developing treatment for angiogenic diseases of the retina, the leading cause of blindness in the developed ...

Sep 10, 2014
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Venezuelan expert on leprosy dead at 100

Venezuelan scientist and doctor Jacinto Convit, renowned for developing a vaccine against leprosy, died on Monday in Caracas at the age of 100, his family said.

May 12, 2014
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Pakistani doctor wins $1M to fight child deaths

A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an American entrepreneur to find innovative ways ...

Dec 11, 2013
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