The neuroscientists John O´Keefe from University College London and May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim are this year’s Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Together (although more than 30 years apart) they helped us understand how we know where we are, how we know the way from […]
Center for the Study of Drug Development says it takes up to $2.5bn to bring a drug to market
Says company must provide more information on the drug's effectiveness
Sanofi and Regeneron’s drug impresses at American Heart Association meeting
Today sees the publication of surgeons’ death rates on the MyNHS website (see Guardian and BBC stories). The website presents full lists of surgeons by specialty alongside either blue circles with a large ‘OK’ inside, grey circles with question marks, or green circles with ticks, to reflect, respectively, whether the surgeons’ risk adjusted mortality (or other […]
Nikki Newhouse reports on a recent systematic review that brings together 22 studies which investigate a range of online CBT and social networking interventions designed to help young people with depression.
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The prevalence of root caries is expected to risk and this review looked at a range of agents for non-invasive management. While 30 studies were identified they consider a large number of agents. While the review suggested that 5000ppm fluoride dentifrice was effective the number of available trials for this and the other agent was small and of limited quality.
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A new study asks whether the apparent cognitive benefits from exercise are real or just a placebo effect.
The USDA standards limit fat, sodium, sugar and calories.
Claims in Internet advertising were challenged by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
AHPA joined a coalition of nearly 140 organizations to submit comments in response to the California OEHHA's reform proposal.
This is a guest blog post
by Bruce Felts, PhD candidate at the
University of North Dakota.
On the opening morning of SfN 2014 I had the pleasure of
attending a workshop entitled "Careers Beyond the Bench." The tone
was set right away to start the morning by the fact that even prior to the
session getting started at 9 AM, the conference room was completely packed with
graduate students and
This post is part of my coverage of the Art of Neuroscience
Exhibit held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through Wednesday. The artists are
located in the Convention Center’s L Street Bridge.
Greg Dunn has a doctorate in neuroscience and an interest in "exploring the fusion of art and science through designs in gold leaf". He
began his art career with minimalist neurons painted in
Moderator: Dr. Mark Baxter and Dr. Rebecca Shansky
What Networking is
Not and What it is
Dr. Rebecca Shansky,
Assistant Professor at Northeastern University
Shansky started the session off by explaining what networking is NOT. She says “Networking
is not meeting famous people just to meet them.” Instead, networking is about
meeting people who will help your career. Dr.
First Posted 9/15/2013 I’ve written the first two parts of a three-part column about unintended consequences. Part one described why discounts demanded from insurers for front-line services (e.g. office visits) create challenges for independent primary care practices that don’t have other sources of revenue, particularly revenue from procedures. Part two explained why physicians employed by […]
Will invest £30m developing candidates for neurodegenerative conditions
French biotech's appointments also include Dominique Breilh
A new dawn begins for pharma’s payments to doctors in the US