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The theme of the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, was “Globalization, 4:0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution.’” The term, handily shortened to 4IR, was coined to describe the confluence of the physical, digital and biological, and how...
Feb 14 2019 | NeuWrite West
In order to understand how our brains work, scientists have often made use of the fact that other animals share brains that seem similar to ours. However, the danger of such an approach is that it may leave out some of the qualities of the brain and its organization that make us uniquely human....
Female scientists could be losing ground as a result of research funding review methods that favor men, two Stanford researchers say.
Feb 12 2019 | Stanford - News
Karl Deisseroth and Monica Lam are among 86 new members of the Academy.
Feb 9 2019 | NeuWrite West
What is a brain for? One could argue that the whole point of the brain, and nervous system, is to change behavior in response to changes both within the body and in the external environment. To that end, being able to detect sensory stimuli and translate them into something that the brain body can...
Experts studying nicotine and e-cigarette norms say that Juul has instigated a "nicotine arms race," causing a shift across the e-cigarette industry.
In this Q&A, Robert Jackler, a professor who has studied the rapid rise of e-cigarettes among youth, discussed the impact of Juul, a high-nicotine vaping device.
Patients who are taking the most common type of antidepressant may feel more pain when taking certain opioids, Stanford researchers have found.
Patients taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not respond well to hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, Stanford researchers report.
Stanford researchers find that positive expectations can make children less anxious about mild but uncomfortable symptoms that arise during treatment for peanut allergies.

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