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Scientists find brain refreshed during dreaming phase of sleep

Scientists at the University of Tsukuba reveal that brain refreshing takes place during the dreaming phase of sleep, aka rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

Medical education: Past and present

L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, turns the spotlight onto medical education both past and present.
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Open Bionics opens first UK clinic for amputees

Open Bionics opens its first clinic in the UK to deliver 3D printed bionic arms for amputees.
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Finnish scientists invent blood test for dementia

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland finds that a blood test could help to diagnose patients with frontotemporal dementia.
Biomedical materials

Accelerating the discovery, manufacture and translation of biomedical materials

The Henry Royce Institute is enhancing the UK’s position as an international leader in the field of biomedical materials, systems and devices.
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics - biological and biomedical data science

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics – biological and biomedical data science

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation dedicated to biological and biomedical data science.
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Scientists work on blood test to diagnose heart attacks

Scientists are creating a blood test that can quickly diagnose heart attacks - by looking for the "unique fingerprint" of a heart attack.
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Reconstructive Dentistry: New biomaterials & technologies

Mutlu Özcan, Prof. Dr Dr h.c., PhD from the University of Zürich, highlights Reconstructive Dentistry through new biomaterials and technologies, including the associated changes and challenges.
reproductive medicine, fertility clinics

How valuable are randomised controlled trials in reproductive medicine?

Professor Darren Griffin reflects on how patients in fertility clinics should interpret the scientific evidence base when even the experts can’t seem to agree.
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Targeted policy support for emerging biomedical innovations

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the University of Oxford, illustrates the importance of emerging biomedical innovations in the UK.
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Scientists use machine learning to identify likelihood of severe COVID

The research team believe that some people have a genetic predisposition that increases likelihood of severe COVID, which may be crucial to understanding how mutations could change outcomes.
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Pfizer vaccine can still prevent death from the South African mutation

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine appears to be significantly less efficient against the South African mutation, but can still stop hosts from experiencing severe COVID and dying from the virus.
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The Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine works with just one dose

The New Jersey-based drugmaker created a COVID-19 vaccine that works at 66% efficiency in one dose, which they have sent to the EU for approval.
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Neuromodulation clears symptoms of severe, untreatable depression

Targeted neuromodulation may be a future method to help those with severe, untreatable depression - traditionally, this is used to correct misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's.
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Consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus: The short-and long-term transgenerational outcomes

Jane C Khoury & Shelley R Ehrlich from Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, highlight the consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus – including the short- and long-term transgenerational outcomes.
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Vascular therapies for mental health disorders

Here, Dr Anju Vasudevan, discusses two distinct vascular therapies in the prenatal, postnatal, and adult brain to combat mental illness.
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New gene therapy for eye disease developed in Ireland

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy for an eye disease that leads to progressive loss of vision.
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COVID-19 mutation does not make virus more infectious

Researchers at University College London have found that COVID-19 mutations do not make the virus more likely to spread, as previously feared.
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More evidence on how to manage chronic pain can bring relief

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, explains the power of neuromodulation for managing chronic pain and explains why comprehensive evidence is needed.
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New research explores the mutation of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Illinois investigated how the mutation of COVID-19 is making the virus stronger.

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