Social media use may help to empower plastic surgery patients

For patients considering or undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) procedures, using social media to gather information and answer questions can enhance patient empowerment—potentially leading to increased ...


Mouse model may help explain and treat infertility

Cornell researchers have created a genetically engineered mouse model that could shed light on the causes of human infertility and allow researchers to explore other areas of reproduction.


Q&A: Building models of the brain to take them apart

Kanaka Rajan describes herself as an ever-curious, "stick-my-finger-in-the-electrical-socket kind of person" who enjoys working with her hands. Forays into engineering and experimental neuroscience led Rajan to her true calling: ...


Scientists produce human norepinephrine neurons from stem cells

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have identified a protein key to the development of a type of brain cell believed to play a role in disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and used the discovery ...


Q&A: Can virtual reality help people eat a healthier diet?

With heart disease and diabetes—which can be caused or worsened by poor diet—among the leading causes of death and illness for adults in the United States, researchers in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development ...

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