Overview of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act of 2012
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 was signed into law July 9, 2012, after it passed the U.S. Congress with bipartisan support. The law reauthorizes the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the fifth time since it was...
By: Viven Yeo
Synesthesia is the simultaneous perception of different senses. There are three different types of synesthesia: sensory, cognitive and emotional. Sensory synesthesia occurs when one of the senses (e.g., sight) is perceived together with another sense (e.g., smell). So when one sees the color...
By: David Thackston
Recently Susheel K. Gunaseker, a student at NYU Poly's Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences Department, made a keen observation while conducting an experiment. Much like the discovery of penicillin, one experiment with unpredicted results has yielded a wealth of information and an incredible potential...
New drugs may increase lifespan to 150
By: Terrence Aym
Ever dream of living to 100? Well, dream bigger: a new drug may permit you to live up to 150 while staying relatively physically young and active.Touted by some as the new longevity miracle drug of the 21st Century, the amazing life-extending compound was...
Study suggests obesity in cardiac patients may prevent heart-related death
By: John Atchison
Everyone has heard of the endless studies that tell of the evils of obesity. Being overweight is a sure fire way of developing diabetes, and can cause a person to have troubles breathing and walking. In fact, there are numerous studies, which have indicated that...
How synesthesia can affect perception
By: Catherine Almeten
Synesthesia is a neurological condition which affects perception. The word synesthesia is derived from the Greek rooy, syn meaning union and aisthaesis, meaning senses. Synesthesia is perceiving through the use of two senses. For synesthetes (what those who experience synesthesia are called), ordinary activities like...
The truth behind "truth serum": What is sodium pentothal?
By: Christine Zibas
“Truth serum” (or sodium pentothal) is the stuff of good spy movies, a way to get your victim to spill the beans about what he knows. While it adds a good twist to thrillers, its real power is negligible, but apparently that message has...
By: Christyl Rivers
Synesthesia is a condition that describes how senses blend to create a fuller sense of a color, object, taste or feeling. The word synesthesia means literally to join (syn) perceptions (thesia). The symptoms of this condition can vary dramatically, from mild experience to bizarre. For...
By: Robin Lamb
A recent study conducted by Harvard University’s School of Public Health appears to have confirmed what many people already know, but choose to ignore: that too many sugary drinks can have a devastating effect on the body. According to the study, which was co-funded...
Harvard study shows one in 10 Americans dies from eating too much salt
By: Sun Meilan
It’s long been known that too much sugar and salt in the diet is bad for health, but two recent Harvard studies bring all that home by pointing out just how many people die as a result of consuming too much sugar and salt...

 

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