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Serotonin deficiency could explain ‘imaginary’ somatic condition

When a person feels pain and doctors can’t figure out why, they often tell the person that their symptoms are psychological. A recently discovered biological cause could change the narrative. People with heightened somatic awareness often experience pain in the neck and back. Being told that one’s symptoms are a figment of one’s imagination can… Read More »

Low-cost retinal scanner could help prevent blindness worldwide

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned, 3D-printed spectrometer, the scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current commercial systems and is made from parts costing… Read More »

Early Warning System Could One Day Predict Epileptic Seizures

According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, which makes it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Now, new research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that there may be a way to foresee seizures—a common symptom of epilepsy, reports FutureNeuro. For the study, scientists… Read More »