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Student-created, origami-based windshield wiper solves laparoscopic surgery conundrum

One of the coolest modern medical innovations is the laparoscope, a slender rod with a camera tip that allows doctors to see inside a body during surgery. Laparoscopes have made

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A father’s parenting style could be predicted in advance of his child’s birth

When a baby cries, how do you figure out what they want? Without the ability to use words to communicate, we must rely on our “mentalizing” skills—our imaginative ability to

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EEG and lemur calls give insight to how infants link language and cognition

New research from Northwestern University provides the first evidence of underlying neural mechanisms that support infants’ acquisition of the unique language-cognition link in humans. Even before infants can roll over

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3D-printed liver to help surgeons prepare for life-saving operations

Surgeons will perform liver resections with greater accuracy and deliver improved patient outcomes thanks to new research by Nottingham Trent University. Senior Research Fellow Richard Arm has developed a way

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New guidelines for treating psychosis

Most people with a serious mental illness like schizophrenia will not obtain adequate care. Many end up in correctional facilities on medication or become homeless. But Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, a

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New antibiotic to combat deadly bacterial ‘superbugs’ enters clinical trials

In a critical step toward addressing an urgent unmet medical need due to infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria—also known as superbugs—a new antibiotic (QPX9003) discovered by Monash University researchers has

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2014 FIFA World Cup associated with higher number of heart attacks in Germany

The 2014 FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) World Cup was associated with a higher number of hospital admissions for heart attacks in Germany compared to the same time period—12th

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