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2012-04-27 12:32:06

In a groundbreaking study published last year, scientists reported that effective treatment with HIV medications not only restores health and prolongs life in many HIV-infected patients, but also curtails transmission to sexual partners up to ninety-seven percent.

2012-04-24 09:34:46

Ten years ago, a landmark clinical trial in Canada demonstrated the unequivocal effectiveness of brain surgeries for treating uncontrolled epilepsy, but since then the procedure has not been widely adopted—in fact, it is dramatically underutilized according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

2012-04-19 11:29:02

The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide.

New Study Relates Selective Hearing With Brain Function
2012-04-19 06:39:50

Imagine this: you’re in a noisy room and you spot an old acquaintance. You go up to speak to him and you can distinctly hear what he’s saying. While his words succinctly come out clearly, you blur out the rest of the room and don’t focus on the outside noise.

2012-04-18 12:37:33

The odds that someone undergoing spinal surgery at a particular hospital will have to be readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days is an important measure of the quality of care patients receive.

New Brain Cancer Vaccine Displays Success In Second Clinical Trial
2012-04-18 06:44:44

On Tuesday, April 17, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) presented results at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting in Miami, Florida that a new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual subjects had been successful in its second clinical trial.

2012-04-11 14:44:45

A new technique for analyzing brain images offers the possibility of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases.

2012-04-11 10:47:27

Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.