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2009-10-05 09:18:33

In a recent commentary, We must face the threats, in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers Dario Ringach and David Jentsch spoke out against animal rights extremism. They urged the scientific community to stand together and fight misconceptions about experiments using animals. That their plea has been heard is clear from the unanimously positive response it received on the Faculty of 1000 Biology website. Faculty of 1000 Biology is an online service where leading researchers from around...

2009-04-03 13:12:44

Waking up during surgery with subsequent recall is surprisingly common, affecting around 1-in-500 surgical cases, U.S. researchers conclude. Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick said that becoming consciousness during general anesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma and contributes toward patients' fear of surgery. Avidan, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine and of Washington University in St. Louis, said there are a number of...

2009-04-02 14:39:45

Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick highlight the serious issue of awareness during anaesthesia in a recent review published by F1000 Medicine Reports.Consciousness during general anaesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma and contributes towards patients' fear of surgery. Dr Avidan, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine and a leading authority on Anaesthesia and Pain Management, writes that intra-operative awareness with...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'