Return on investment slipping in biomedical research, study says
Aug 17, 2015
As more money has been spent on biomedical research in the United States over the past 50 years, there has been diminished return on investment in terms of life expectancy gains and new drug approvals, two Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...
Proof-of-concept study shows successful transport of blood samples with small drones
Jul 29, 2015
In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel via hobby-sized drones.
Sustaining biomedical research: Med school deans speak out
May 27, 2015
Cuts in federal support and unreliable funding streams are creating a hostile work environment for scientists, jeopardizing the future of research efforts and ultimately clinical medicine, according to leaders of the nation's ...
Medical education risks becoming two-tiered unless strong research focus is preserved
Apr 29, 2015
For more than 100 years, exposing students to basic and clinical research has been an essential component of a medical school education in the United States. However, today, new models of medical education in which research ...
Expert panels successfully rate medical research proposals, big-data analysis shows
Apr 23, 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is easily the world's largest funder of medical research, and outside scientists perform most of the research. Panels of these investigators also select the projects that the NIH supports. ...
Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time
Jan 25, 2015
A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada getting to look at her newborn child for the first time thanks to vision-enhancing glasses.
Was Beethoven's music literally heartfelt? Could cardiac arrhythmia have influenced famous works?
Jan 07, 2015
Could it be that when Ludwig van Beethoven composed some of the greatest masterpieces of all time that he was quite literally following his heart?
Why are magazines in practice waiting rooms mainly old?
Dec 11, 2014
Ever wondered why general practice waiting rooms contain mainly old magazines? Could it be that practice staff put out only old magazines or do they put out reasonably recent ones and these disappear?
Study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills
Oct 17, 2014
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.
Woman has baby after womb transplant in world first (Update)
Oct 04, 2014
A 36-year-old Swede has become the world's first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, doctors said Saturday, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women.