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Two investigators use direct-brain recording to listen in on the brain’s deepest internal dialogues. What they learn could illuminate the biology of memory. Yes, she remembers seeing the picture of the coffee cup. The car, too. And the dog, the Read On
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Myths and half-truths about clinical studies are pervasive and entrenched. That may account for why so few participate, even though trials lead to dramatic advances in patient care. Stephen W. Lim, MD, chair of the Institutional Review Board overseeing human Read On
Atrial fibrillation has long been considered the most common forms of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat—but a landmark study reveals that it is a growing and serious global health problem. The World Health Organization data analysis, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, Read On
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