A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons

Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.

Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.

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A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
Emma Yasinski | May 24, 2019
Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.
Image of the Day: Training Day
Image of the Day: Training Day
Chia-Yi Hou | May 24, 2019
A video captures T cells learning to recognize cells from the body that shouldn’t be attacked.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
Chia-Yi Hou | May 20, 2019
The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.
Ebola Deaths Increase and Violence Threatens Safety of Operations
Ebola Deaths Increase and Violence Threatens Safety of Operations
Chia-Yi Hou | May 17, 2019
More than 1,100 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in August 2018.
Bedbugs Predated <em>T. rex</em> and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2019
The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.
New Hearing Device Isolates Voices
New Hearing Device Isolates Voices
Jef Akst | May 17, 2019
An experimental hearing aid differentiates speakers and monitors the wearer’s brain activity to amplify the one she is trying to listen to.
Neural Cell Types Tied to Autism Identified in Single-Cell Study
Neural Cell Types Tied to Autism Identified in Single-Cell Study
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2019
An RNA analysis of human brain cells reveals gene expression changes in cortical neurons and microglia linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Chia-Yi Hou | May 16, 2019
Telomeres in cancer cells exposed to oxidative stress got shorter and stickier.