November 15, 2018

Lab-Grown ‘Mini-Brains’ Produce Electrical Patterns That Resemble Those of Premature Babies

(Nature) – ‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical patterns look similar to those seen in premature babies. The advancement could help scientists to study early brain … Read More

November 13, 2018

How Facebook and Twitter Could Be the Next Disruptive Force in Clinical Trials

(Nature) – But Amber’s experience also shows how trial participants are disrupting the usual flow of information in clinical studies. As participants become more empowered, the natural tensions between their goals and those of the researchers become more pronounced. Online … Read More

November 2, 2018

Hyping Autism Research “News” Is a Disservice to People with Autism

(Scientific American) – Click-worthy health and science headlines are an essential currency in today’s media world. When they pertain to autism, they might include phrases like “groundbreaking trial,” “offer hope” or “game-changer.” But for people with autism and their families, … Read More

November 1, 2018

UCL Stem Cell Death ‘Cover-Up’ as Two Young Women Die After Experimental Treatment

(iNews) – UCL researchers have been accused of covering up the deaths of two women who died during experimental treatment in a bid to obtain funding. Professors obtained millions of pounds to lead three multi-million pound trials that looked into trialling … Read More

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