Brain imaging provides window into consciousness

NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2011) — Using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness — but the view it presents is one that is blurred in fascinating …

Sweeping view of prostate cancer genome yields deep insights

NEW YORK, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., AND BOSTON (Feb. 9, 2011) — For the first time, researchers have laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep view of t…

Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice

NEW YORK (Jan. 4, 2011) — Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a safe vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine.
In their study, published Jan. 4 …

Coma and general anesthesia demonstrate important similarities

NEW YORK (Dec. 30, 2010) — The brain under general anesthesia isn’t “asleep” as surgery patients are often told — it is placed into a state that is a reversible coma, according to three neuroscientists who have published an extensive review of …

Prostate cancer’s multiple personalities revealed

NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2010) — Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have taken an important step toward a better understanding of prostate cancer by uncovering evidence that it is not one disease, as previously believed, but rather several factors…

Hepatitis C study shows superior viral cure rate

NEW YORK (November 2, 2010) — For patients with the most common form of hepatitis C being treated for the first time, the addition of an investigational hepatitis C — specific protease inhibitor called telaprevir to the current standard therapy mar…

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