Neuroscience

How do parents' brains react to feedback about their child?

Parents appear to be extremely sensitive to feedback they receive about their child. Just how sensitive depends on the ('rose-tinted') glasses through which they look at their child. All this can be seen in the brain. Neuroscientist ...

Medical research

Creating blood vessels on demand

When organs or tissues are damaged, new blood vessels must form as they play a vital role in bringing nutrients and eliminating waste and it is necessary for organs and tissues to regain their normal function. At present, ...

Health

Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Existing digital technologies must be exploited to enable a paradigm shift in current healthcare delivery which focuses on tests, treatments and targets rather than the therapeutic benefits of empathy. Writing in the Journal ...

Immunology

Immunologist's book offers blueprint for medical revolution

Rodney Dietert, Cornell professor of immunotoxicology, has penned a new book, "The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life" (Dutton, 2016), that calls for a new paradigm in ...

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