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Boston Children’s & GE team up

Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital have revealed that the MRIs of children’s brains are often misread. Dr. Richard Robertson, radiologist-in-chief at Children’s told the Boston Globe that most MRIs of children’s brains are done in community hospitals where they do … Continue reading

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Research on what triggers allergies

About 50 million Americans have allergies. According to the 2014 National Health Survey, approximately 10 percent of children have hay fever, 12 percent have skin allergies, and 5 percent have food allergies. And yet, until now, allergy treatments haven’t changed … Continue reading

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Delayed clinical trials for “smart” contact lenses

Photo (cc) Novartis AG Novartis took back its 2016 date for testing its autofocus contact lens on people, reported Reuters. Verily Life Sciences, a sector of Google, partnered with Alcon, a division of Novartis to develop this groundbreaking product two … Continue reading

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Why STAT?

STAT News is my primary source of information for my blog. It is the first site I check for the latest updates from research labs, hospitals, and biotech boardrooms (it also happens to have news from political campaigns – I … Continue reading

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One step closer to prosthetics that can feel

“Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain.” That was … Continue reading

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“A little science and a lot of fun”

I have heard of phone apps and online quizzes that help you find foods and drinks that would appeal to you based on your answers to some questions, but today I read about something a lot more intriguing (and possibly … Continue reading

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Medical technology: helpful & harmful?

A study done by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. *** This past Thursday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention made it known that contaminated medical … Continue reading

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