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Harvard unveils new technique 60 times faster than traditional fMRI

The speed of the human brain is remarkable. Almost immediately upon being exposed to stimuli, neurons are activated, prompting subconscious reactions and, a fraction of a second later, thought. But the speed at which we can noninvasively follow brain function using an MRI is not as impressive. Functional MRI (fMRI), which measures changes in blood-oxygen… Read More »

Billionaire Los Angeles Times Owner Patrick Soon-Shiong Accused Of ‘Catch-And-Kill’ Scheme—With A Cancer Drug

Patrick Soon-Shiong at the Ambrosetti International Economic in September 2018 in Como, Italy.Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images Sorrento Therapeutics has accused billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong of acquiring a cancer drug that would have competed with the blockbuster drug he invented and preventing it from ever reaching the market, according to a civil complaint filed in Los Angeles… Read More »

Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better – The New York Times

ImageA school official taking a pupil’s temperature as school reopened in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 amid an Ebola epidemic. Nigeria’s successful containment of the outbreak was a public health success.CreditAkintunde Akinleye/Reuters In so many domains, life is improving across the world. It doesn’t always feel that way. In surveys, Americans overwhelmingly believe that world poverty… Read More »