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Brain Analyzes Between Knowledge And Ignorance

Psychologists have discovered our brains use the same algorithm and neural architecture to evaluate the opportunity to gain information, as it does to evaluate rewards like food or money. They have a 'thirst for knowledge' but sometimes' ignorance is bliss', so they choose between this two mindstates at any given time. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also finds that people will spend money to both obtain advance knowledge of a good upcoming event and to remain ignorant of an upcoming bad event.

New Insights Of Head Anatomy

Even with a highly skilled neurosurgeon, the most effective anesthesia, and all the other advances of modern medicine, most of us would cringe at the thought of undergoing cranial surgery today. The study was published in World Neurosurgery.

A trepanation the act of scraping, cutting, or drilling an opening into the cranium was practiced around the world, primarily to treat head trauma, but possibly to quell headaches, seizures, and mental illnesses, or even to expel perceived demons.

Medical Device Policies Aligned for Maximal Public Good

At the root of the tragic stories in India’s public healthcare system, be it the headline-grabbing news of the deaths of 64 children in Gorakhpur public hospital, or the serious, yet largely unnoticed, shortage of ventilator beds across the country, the critical gaps are in India’s public health systems, particularly the suboptimal medical infrastructure and inadequate supplies of medical devices.

Photoluminescence Quenching Of Dye Molecules Near A Resonant Silicon Nanoparticle

Researcher team has studied a new cell visualization and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules. The particle material and the distance between the dye and the particle's surface affect the intensity of the luminescent signal. Silicon nanoparticles coated with dye molecules are more efficient than similar particles made of gold. Silicon particles can be used for cell visualization and drug delivery. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Most Common Skin Conditions

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), more than 85 million Americans are affected by skin diseases each year.  Researchers focus on the idea of “perfect” skin, whether that involves filtering selfies or struggling to embrace a breakout. Those that have skin conditions and choose to challenge that ideal are constantly faced with the associated stigma, despite the fact that skin conditions are actually extremely common.

Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest

According to a new study, researchers developed a formula for survival in resuscitation describes educational efficiency and local implementation as key determinants in survival after cardiac arrest More people will survive cardiac arrest if resuscitation course designers and instructors address shortcomings in educational offerings. The study was published in the journal Circulation.

IASLC issues statement paper on liquid biopsy for lung cancer

The lungs can be a difficult organ to biopsy with a needle, so the promise of identifying lung cancer through a blood-based biopsy has lung cancer experts and patients optimistic. Knowing how and when to use a liquid biopsy is critically important and led global experts at the IASLC to issue "The IASLC Statement Paper: Liquid Biopsy for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)," now available online in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.