Δευτέρα, 30 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Technology News

ScienceDaily: Top Technology News


Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics

Posted: 29 Jun 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Engineers have now developed the first light-sensitive molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively, using a light source outside the skull. This noninvasive approach could pave the way to using optogenetics in human patients to treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

How common are cruel comments posted to online news sites?

Posted: 27 Jun 2014 10:31 AM PDT

Anyone who's ever ventured into the comments section of a news website has likely observed some unfriendly exchanges. Now research has confirmed just how common such behavior is. The study found that more than 1 in 5 comments included some form of incivility, with name-calling as the most prevalent type.

E-surveillance program targets care gaps in outpatient settings

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 12:15 PM PDT

An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study. This program leverages the power of electronic health records as well as a proactive clinical culture to scan for potential quality improvement opportunities and intervene to improve patient care.

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