Cardiology

The journey to a pig heart transplant began 60 years ago

On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world's first person to successfully receive a transplant of a pig's heart. The eight-hour-long operation by surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Dieting: Villain or scapegoat?

For decades, there has been an accepted definition of dieting in academia, and in society as a whole. Michael Lowe, Ph.D., a professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, has recently reevaluated the decades ...

Oncology & Cancer

Towards personalised cancer treatment

All types of cancer begin with genetic aberrations in the DNA of normal cells. An extensive research project will examine the errors occurring in the genes of several thousand Norwegian patients. The objective is to develop ...

Neuroscience

Brain waves encode rules for behavior

One of the biggest puzzles in neuroscience is how our brains encode thoughts, such as perceptions and memories, at the cellular level. Some evidence suggests that ensembles of neurons represent each unique piece of information, ...