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Activating the ‘mind’s eye’ — sounds, instead of eyesight can be alternative vision ( can actually “see” and describe objects and even identify letters and words )

Contact: Jerry Barach jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il 972-258-82904 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Nov. 7, 2012 — Common wisdom has it that if the visual cortex in the brain is deprived of visual information in early infanthood, it may never develop properly… Read More ›

Ebola antibody treatment, produced in plants, protects monkeys from lethal disease: Even 48 hours after exposure

Contact: Caree Vander Linden caree.vanderlinden@us.army.mil US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases   A new Ebola virus study resulting from a widespread scientific collaboration has shown promising preliminary results, preventing disease in infected nonhuman primates using monoclonal antibodies. In… Read More ›

Questions of ethics and quality cloud globalization of clinical trials: Same drug in different populations could produce markedly different results

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michelle Gailiun michelle.gailiun@duke.edu 919-724-5343 Duke University Medical Center DURHAM, N.C. – Top-tier U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies are moving their clinical trials overseas at warp speed, raising questions about ethics, quality control, and even the scientific… Read More ›