Fall 2015

New study finds antidepressant safety claims were misrepresented

New study finds antidepressant safety claims were misrepresented






A re-examination of a 2001 study testing the efficacy and safety of an antidepressant for adolescents has found that the drug was misrepresented as safe in its report.

 
 

Sonogenetics: the latest in mind control

Sonogenetics: the latest in mind control






Though mind control was once the realm of science fiction, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies recently used low-pressure ultrasound waves to alter the neural activity and behaviors of C. elegans.

 
 

Ancient human ancestor discovered at cave in South Africa

Ancient human ancestor discovered at cave in South Africa






A team of archeologists in South Africa has found a new species of hominid with a tiny brain, opening the door to a new way of examining humanity’s ancient ancestors.

 
 

Promising advance in cell manipulation improves ability to study magnetic bacteria

Promising advance in cell manipulation improves ability to study magnetic bacteria






Magnetotactic bacteria, often referred to as living compass needles, are among few creatures that can detect and interact with magnetic fields. A joint research effort led by Smid et al. has recently developed a new tool capable of manipulating magnetotactic bacteria while compensating for the drift of specimens by using a rotating permanent magnet.

 
 

A three-year-old is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

A three-year-old is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes






A case of type 2 diabetes manifested in an obese toddler is a striking example of how obesity can affect even the very young.

 
 
 
 
 

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