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Neuroscientists literally change the way we think

Electrical stimulus of frontal lobes triggers spontaneous ‘mind wandering’ — alongside improved task performance Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than […]


Radio chip for the ‘Internet of things’

Circuit that reduces power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the “Internet of […]

rsenic risk to newborns than breast milk

Arsenic risk to newborns than breast milk

In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained […]

Powerful dengue neutralizing antibody found

Powerful dengue neutralizing antibody found

A new Duke-NUS-led study has identified a super-potent antibody which requires a minute amount to neutralize the dengue virus. The study, published online on 20 February 2015, in the journal […]


Exploring a new way to diagnose mental illness

The Human Connectome Project aims to identify the neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior. Building on that work, a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in […]