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Dissecting digital cadavers

With the click of a button, Vivien Coulson-Thomas removes the cadaver's skin. Another click and she removes muscle to reveal her target—blood vessels. All the while the assistant professor of optometry marvels at the one-touch ...

Nov 08, 2018
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How do babies laugh? Like chimps!

Few things can delight an adult more easily than the uninhibited, effervescent laughter of a baby. Yet baby laughter, a new study shows, differs from adult laughter in a key way: Babies laugh as they both exhale and inhale, ...

Nov 07, 2018
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Recent winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize

Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize in the past 10 years, after James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan were awarded Monday for research that has revolutionised cancer treatment:

Oct 01, 2018
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Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been ...

Sep 17, 2018
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Publication characteristics tied to treatment effects

(HealthDay)—Published trials have larger treatment effects than unpublished trials, while trials published in a language other than English have larger treatment effects versus those published in English, according to research ...

Sep 06, 2018
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