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Can Brain Waves Predict Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson’s?

The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway This study demonstrates that cue-evoked midfrontal delta/theta signals were directly related to cognition in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Why This Matters The study provides insight into the nature of low-frequency rhythms that could […]

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Study investigates the efficacy and safety of selpercatinib in a diverse group of patients

The highly selective RET inhibitor selpercatinib was well-tolerated and achieved durable objective responses across multiple tumor types in the Phase I/II LIBRETTO-001 trial, according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results from the tumor-agnostic cohort of patients, published today in The Lancet Oncology, show an objective response rate (ORR) of […]

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Eye movements in REM sleep mimic gazes in the dream world

When our eyes move during REM sleep, we’re gazing at things in the dream world our brains have created, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings shed light not only into how we dream, but also into how our imaginations work. REM sleep—named for the rapid eye movements associated […]

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Study finds significant increase in firearm assaults in states that relaxed conceal carry permit restrictions: Specific provisions in conceal carry laws may reduce risks associated with civilian gun carrying

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the average rate of assaults with firearms increased an average of 9.5 percent relative to forecasted trends in the first 10 years after 34 states relaxed restrictions on civilians carrying concealed firearms in public. The studyexamined two aspects of […]

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EU Regulator Backs Two Omicron-Adapted COVID Boosters

(Reuters) -The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday backed two separate COVID-19 vaccine boosters updated to target the Omicron variant, ahead of an anticipated rise in infections this winter. Developed by Moderna and the team of Pfizer and BioNTech, the new so-called bivalent shots combat the BA.1 version of Omicron and the original virus first […]

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Is Covid ‘Under Control’ in the US? Experts Say Yes

Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you.” President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18 when he declared that the covid-19 pandemic is over. “We still have a problem with […]

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Brain 'pacemakers' could help patients with OCD

Brain ‘pacemakers’ could help patients with OCD: Parkinson’s-style zapping treatment stifles symptoms of the mental health condition, review says Similar brain-zapping treatment has used on Parkinson’s patients for decades Despite showing signs of promise in treating OCD, the actual evidence is thin Scientists who pooled all the available studies said results were ‘encouraging’  Brain ‘pacemakers’ […]