Tag: Duke University

Do-it-yourself invisibility with 3-D printing

Contact: Richard Merritt richard.merritt@duke.edu 919-660-8414 Duke University       DURHAM, N.C. – Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler. “I would argue that essentially anyone who […]

Brain scans might predict future criminal behavior

Contact: Kent Kiehl kkiehl@mrn.org 505-925-4516 Duke University Low anterior cingulate activity linked to repeat offenses ALBUQUERQUE, NM and DURHAM, NC–A new study conducted by The Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, N.M., shows that neuroimaging data can predict the likelihood of whether a criminal will reoffend following release from […]

141st Health Research Report 02 NOV 2012

  Editors Top Five:   1. Study: Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor (Major Weight Gain) 2. Feinstein Institute researchers discover that bean used in Chinese food could protect against sepsis 3. Drop in testosterone tied to prostate cancer recurrence 4. Study suggests too much risk […]

Cancer institute tackles sloppy data

Funder demands better evidence for biomarkers in clinical trials. Monya Baker 12 October 2012 Biologists combing through massive patient data sets often find potential biomarkers of certain diseases, but many of these signals turn out to be false. To weed out these useless associations, the US National Cancer […]

Cannabis smoking ‘permanently lowers IQ’

Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at   school, had lower IQ scores as adults. They were also significantly […]