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Psychology in VR

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Software on 31st May, 2021
by Alex Muller

Virtual reality (VR) offers a unique way to tell stories and explore themes relating to how the mind works, and our inner thinking.

Early findings show new drug could be ‘gamechanging’ for brain cancer treatment

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2021
by Alex Muller

Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agent

Brain cancer vaccine passes first phase of human trials

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

A further phase 1 trial is already underway combining the experimental vaccine with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, which is known to enhance immune system activity. The hope is the combination treatment will amplify immune responses.

Scientists Communicated With People While They Were in a Lucid Dream

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Once aware, they can consciously control the content of their dreams, untethered by the rules and physical laws of the real world.

New cancer scan could guide brain surgery

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Researchers believe that the new type of scan, which is much faster to carry out and more affordable than ‘gold standard’ MRI scans, has the potential to reduce a patient’s risk of relapse by cutting the chances that a tumour will grow back.