Screen time can change visual perception—and that’s not necessarily bad

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted many of our interactions online, with Zoom video calls replacing in-person classes, work meetings, conferences and other events. Will all that screen time damage our vision? Maybe not. It turns out that our visual perception is highly adaptable, according to research from Psychology Professor and Cognitive and Brain Sciences Coordinator […]

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Hospital-based specialist palliative care may slightly improve patient experience

A Cochrane Review into the effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care has found evidence that when compared to usual care, it may slightly improve patient satisfaction and depression, and increase the chances of patients dying in their preferred place (measured by home death). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with […]

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Molecules responsible for radio-resistant glioblastoma identified

Scientists have identified key molecules that mediate radioresistance in glioblastoma multiforme; these molecules are a potential target for the treatment of this brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive type of brain cancer. It is treated by radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy. However, even with treatment, the five-year survival rate for GBM is […]

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New research challenges the most common model for diabetes research

Experimental models are key for understanding mechanistic aspects of diabetes and for developing better medicines. The probably most common diabetes disease model to date involves the destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas by the use of the toxic compound streptozotocin, STZ. Now researchers at Umeå University and the Karolinska Institute present new data that […]

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