Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: What do disease models tell us?

Predicting real-world outcomes from mathematical algorithms is a messy, complicated business. But despite the limitations of disease models, they still play an important role.

Neuroscience

A gentle method for unlocking the mysteries of the deep brain

The subcortical areas of the brain, situated in its deepest reaches, remain a mystery. Scientists are aware of the critical role they play in motor, emotional and associative activity but do not know precisely how they work. ...

Neuroscience

New non-invasive method for brain research

Neuroscientists at the University of Tübingen have become the first to record neuromagnetic activity in the millisecond-by-millisecond range while the brain of a human subject was under stimulation by electric current. Electric ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New technology improves malaria control and vaccine development

A new technique that accurately determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria could provide a valuable tool for evaluating new malaria prevention strategies and vaccines.

Oncology & Cancer

Computer algorithm used to identify bladder cancer marker

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have used an innovative mathematical technique to find markers that effectively predict how deadly a cancer will be. The discovery, which in this case concerned bladder ...

Other

Three factors could point to your fate after surgery

Duke University Medical Center researchers have verified data that suggest three medical factors appear to correlate with mortality for a patient who has been under anesthesia for an operation.

Neuroscience

Fast prediction of axon behavior

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a computer modeling method to accurately predict how a peripheral nerve axon responds to electrical stimuli, slashing the complex work from an inhibitory weeks-long ...

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