By: PATRICE WENDLING
What if you could scan your patients for stroke-susceptibility loci or implant a device in their brains to repair stroke-damaged pathways?
Those novel approaches may sound far-fetched, but such forward-thinking concepts are achievable, according to some of the best minds in the field of stroke medicine, who put forth these and other proposals at a special session at the International Stroke Conference.
By Elliott Gue
With demand for corn, soybeans and other agricultural commodities continuing to grow and the supply of arable land in decline, farmers need to maximize their harvests. Agribusiness giant Monsanto (MON 0.00%) is one of our favorite food-related plays. Its innovative genetically-modified (GM) seeds are critical to producing more crops from less acreage.
By: David Jackson,
President Obama unveiled a decades-long project Tuesday designed to map the inner workings of the brain, seeking answers to such challenges as epilepsy, autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
“There’s this enormous mystery, awaiting to be unlocked,” Obama said during remarks at the White House.
By: Nicholas Blincoe
Is modern life making us ill? Yes, say those who suffer from electrosensitivity. Are they cranks, or should we all be throwing away our mobile phones?
By: Lisa Schnirring
Health officials have suspected a drop-off in protection from the childhood acellular pertussis vaccine as one factor in surging disease levels, and new data today on Minnesota and Oregon kids provide the strongest evidence yet that immunity wanes before they get a booster dose at age 11 or 12.
By MICHAEL SMITH
Infants who were in the Japanese region most affected by radiation after the 2011 tsunami have a slightly elevated lifetime risk of some cancers, according to the World Health Organization.
Eating fatty and sugary foods causes brain chemical changes so removing junk food from the diet may feel similar to drug withdrawal, Canadian researchers say.
Gay marriage and marijuana possession for personal use is now officially legal in the state of Washington. At midnight came into force the provision that allows anyone has taken 21 years to possess for personal use up to 28 grams of marijuana, as well as yesterday, the Governor of the State bordering California has put his signature under the law allows homosexual couples to marry.