Neuroscience

Is this brain cell your 'mind's eye'?

No-one knows what connects awareness—the state of consciousness—with its contents, i.e. thoughts and experiences. Now researchers propose an elegant solution: a literal, structural connection.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Truly smart homes could help dementia patients live independently

You might already have what's often called a "smart home," with your lights or music connected to voice-controlled technology such as Alexa or Siri. But when researchers talk about smart homes, we usually mean technologies ...

Medications

French drugmaker, watchdog on trial over weight loss pill deaths

France's medicines watchdog and pharma firm Servier went on trial on fraud and negligence charges on Monday over the use of a diabetes pill prescribed for weight loss that has been blamed for the deaths of hundreds of people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola: WHO

The World Health Organization has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to stay safe from eastern equine encephalitis

A second human case of Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection this year was confirmed in Massachusetts last week, in a young Grafton man. Meanwhile, the first human case of EEE in the state in six years—a man over ...

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