Neuroscience

MRI's magnetic field affects focused ultrasound technology

MRI-guided focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles can open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and allow therapeutic drugs to reach the diseased brain location under the guidance of MRI. It is a promising technique that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Helping new moms sleep better without medication

Poor sleep during pregnancy and in the first months post-birth can have long lasting psychological and physical consequences for both mother and baby. New research from Monash University has found that a non-drug sleep program, ...

Medical research

Predicting if COVID-19 clinical trials will fail or succeed

In order to win the battle against COVID-19, studies to develop vaccines, drugs, devices and re-purposed drugs are urgently needed. Randomized clinical trials are used to provide evidence of safety and efficacy as well as ...

Cardiology

French firm makes first sale of artificial heart

French prosthetics maker Carmat said Monday it had sold one of its artificial hearts for the first time since its 2008 founding, for implantation into an Italian patient awaiting a transplant.

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