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AFP (June 3, 2013) Hong Kong was dubbed the ketamine capital of the world with a cheap and abundant supply of the addictive drug flooding across the border from mainland China. But now the city is fighting back and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 23, 2015) A Boston start-up is developing a wristband they say will help users break bad habits by jolting them with an electric shock. Ben Gruber reports.
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TheStreet (June 3, 2014) Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement between New York State and GW Pharmaceuticals to develop a clinical trial for children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. GW Pharmaceuticals is known for ... watch video
May 21, 2015 The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients, new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in the ... read more
May 22, 2015 New research has found that esophageal cancer patients treated with proton therapy experienced significantly less toxic side effects, including nausea, blood abnormalities and loss of appetite, than ... read more
May 22, 2015 Living in a city with a high level of vehicle traffic or close to a steel works means living with two intense sources of environmental pollution. However, a study indicates that the harmful pollution ... read more
May 22, 2015 Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the ... read more
May 21, 2015 A simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease is a step closer to being used to screen older adults. Just as with blood tests for other diseases, such as diabetes, ... read more
May 22, 2015 An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of ... read more
June 27, 2013 Neuroscientists have now shown that they can prevent habits from taking root. Our daily routines can become so ingrained that we perform them automatically, such as taking the same route to work ... read more
Oct. 31, 2012 Neuroscientists have found that a small region of the brain's prefrontal cortex, where most thought and planning occurs, is responsible for moment-by-moment control of which habits are switched ... read more