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Not getting sleepy? Stanford research explains why hypnosis doesn't work for all
Not everyone is able to be hypnotized, and new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows how the brains of such people differ from those who can easily be. View News Article (2012-10-04)


NIH grantees find dengue affects genes, function of mosquito salivary glands
Mosquitoes infected with dengue virus experience an array of changes in the activity of genes and associated functions of their salivary glands, and these changes may lead to increased virus transmission. View News Article (2012-03-30)


UK research unveils new generation of immunological adjuvants
Investment from the White Rose Technology Seedcorn Fund (WRTSF) - the venture capital fund owned by the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York (UK) - has funded the completion of a series of significant technical milestones in the development of a new family of `immunologically-rational` adjuvants for vaccines, which are materially very different from the existing adjuvants based on aluminium... View News Article (2002-08-13)


Researchers show heparan sulfate adjusts functions of growth factor proteins
When the human genome project produced a map of human genes, the number of genes in humans turned out to be relatively small, approximately the same number as in primitive nematode worms.  View News Article (2011-05-05)


OHSU researchers reveal the science of shivering
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Neurological Sciences Institute have uncovered the system that tells the body when to perform one of its most basic defenses against the cold: shivering. View News Article (2007-12-18)


Nicotine withdrawal weakens brain connections tied to self-control over cigarette cravings
People who try to quit smoking often say that kicking the habit makes the voice inside telling them to light up even louder, but why people succumb to those cravings so often has never been fully understood. View News Article (2014-03-13)


Research reveals dynamics behind magical thinking and charismatic leadership
Research by Columbia Business School's Michael Morris, Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership; Maia Young, assistant professor of Human Resources and Organization Behavior, UCLA Anderson School of Management and Vicki Scherwin, Assistant Professor, Management and Human Resources Management, California State University, Long Beach, suggests that we attribute certain leaders to be charismatic... View News Article (2011-07-18)


The art of mindreading -- empathy or rational inference?
The ability to infer what another person is thinking is an essential tool for social interaction and is known by neuroscientists as "Theory of Mind" (ToM), but how does the brain actually allow us to do this? We are able to rationally infer what someone knows, thinks, or intends, but we are also able to "slip into their shoes" and infer how they feel, and it seems that the... View News Article (2010-05-04)


OHSU primate center research suggests multiple 'body clocks'
Research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University suggests that contrary to popular belief, the body has more than one "body clock." View News Article (2006-05-23)


Maximum Comfort for Patients
A multiple-parameter medical network with wireless sensors for the measurement of vital body functions will be exhibited by Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS at the CeBIT 2004. It is comfortable and convenient to wear - the wireless sensor wristband of Fraunhofer IIS for the measurement of the pulse waves and the oxygen saturation of the blood. It is part of a multiple-parameter... View News Article (2004-03-05)

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