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Treat your Fear of Flying with Virtual Reality

Treat your Fear of Flying with Virtual Reality

VR to fight Fear of Flying (Credit: University of Haifa) A new form of cognitive-behavior therapy offered by the Department of Psychology in the University of Haifa in Israel uses virtual reality to confront one of the more common phobias. ...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention

The regions of the brain associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Source: National Institutes of Health. Scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois have developed a new treatment to prevent stressful events from triggering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Consisting of ...

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Cancer Prevention May Begin at the Produce Stand

Cancer Prevention May Begin at the Produce Stand

Georgetown researchers were the first to determine the link between eating cruciferous vegetables and reduced cancer incidence. The medical community has known for some time that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, watercress, and cauliflower seemed to lower cancer risk. It ...

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Purdue Developing New Wound Healing Materials

Purdue Developing New Wound Healing Materials

Alyssa Panitch, an associate professor in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, peers into a sampling of a scaffold-like material that is designed to be injected into the body. The material starts off as a liquid then fastly hardens to ...

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New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

Diagram of the structure of the human ear. Source: MIT. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have been researching how the human ear distinguishes between sounds with subtle differences. They have identified a particular mutation affecting ...

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New Techniques of Bone Analysis Reveal Insights

Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Project Lead – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shoulder x-ray. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a technique using “laser-capture microscopy” that allows researchers to collect large amounts of biochemical information from nanoscale bone samples. Since ...

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Treating Cluster Headaches with LSD

The chemical structure of LSD. Source: Acdx/Wikipedia. Researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a new treatment for cluster headaches based on the famous psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) but without the hallucinogenic effects. The drug BOL-148 ...

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Mathematical Model for Carb Loading

A researcher at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts has developed an algorithm for determining how carbohydrates are burned during marathon racing, enabling runners to calculate when to eat and how much food to consume ...

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MIT Study Finds What Makes an Image Memorable

A study conducted by MIT researchers showed that the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects. On the other hand landscapes have been found to be beautiful buy fairly forgettable. A ...

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New Cell therapy Will Transplanted Organ Rejection

Researchers from the University of Oxford developed a cell therapy that could prevent transplanted organs from being rejected by the body and remove the need for patient’s long term drug treatment. The rejection response (top, arrows) to a transplanted blood ...

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