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Artificial Skin to Improve Sense of Touch, Help Study Neural Activity

At the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, researchers have created an interesting artificial “skin” that can sense touch while providing real-time haptic feedback in the form of vibrations. Because the sensors and actuators are completely embedded within this skin, it allows for near simultaneous closed-loop control of the system and makes it… Read More »

Medical News Today: Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had… Read More »

Medical News Today: IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

Researchers have developed a new test that can predict the severity of inflammatory bowel disease. The test will help allow for more personalized treatment plans in the future. A new test might soon help doctors predict the course of IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of… Read More »

BMS-Celgene merger chances improve with backing from proxy advisers

When it comes to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Celgene merger, two influential proxy advisory firms have spoken—and they’re in favor of the mammoth tie-up. Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis both said Friday that they’re backing the transaction. ISS pointed to deal’s “sound” strategic rationale and cost-cutting potential, while Glass Lewis said the buy “presents the opportunity for potentially… Read More »