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What is the Science of Meditation?

Meditation is a centuries-old practice of getting in touch with one’s self, observing thoughts without judgment, and finding peace and ease with the present moment. Despite what many think meditation is, quieting the mind or shutting the mind off, meditation isn’t about that. It’s about connecting, observing, and letting your thoughts move along without attaching… Read More »

What will 2020 bring for medicine and science? – STAT – STAT

Last year, when we asked science and health care soothsayers to peek ahead to 2019, they told us that methamphetamine use would rise (it did), tumor organoids would near clinical use for personalizing cancer treatment and better targeting clinical trials (that’s happening), and price transparency wouldn’t bring lower health spending (that’s true, too). But nobody… Read More »

Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

— By Urte Laukaityte Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of “animal magnetism” in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today. Patients, mostly women, are sitting around a large wooden tub filled with magnetic water,… Read More »

First peanut allergy treatment gains backing from FDA advisory panel – Science Magazine

By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelSep. 13, 2019 , 5:15 PM After 8 hours of contentious discussion, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today endorsed the effectiveness of a first-of-its-kind peanut allergy treatment. By a seven-to-two vote, the panel concluded that the treatment, known as AR101, can reduce allergic reactions from accidental exposure to… Read More »