Case studies suggest that ‘red flag’ laws play a role in preventing mass shootings

Case studies of individuals threatening mass violence suggest that extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), colloquially known as ‘red flag’ orders, may play a role in preventing mass shootings. An aggregate summary and individual histories for a preliminary series of 21 cases are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Nearly 80 Continue Reading

Georgetown technique using urine suggest individualize bladder cancer treatment possible

A research team, led by investigators from Georgetown University Medical Center and Fudan University in China, have devised a very promising non-invasive and individualized technique for detecting and treating bladder cancer. The method uses a “liquid biopsy”—a urine specimen—instead of the invasive tumor sampling needed today, and a method developed Continue Reading

Researchers suggest empathy be a factor in medical school admissions

High empathy scores could become part of the criteria for getting into medical school, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study gauged empathy levels of 16,149 new matriculants and first- through fourth-year medical students, establishing a set of national norms, which serve as Continue Reading

Experiments suggest infants point because they want to touch something out of reach

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and EHESS, CNRS, Paris, reports evidence that infants point because they want to touch something out of reach. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments they conducted with infants and people of Continue Reading

Experiments suggest infants point because they want to touch something out of reach

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and EHESS, CNRS, Paris, reports evidence that infants point because they want to touch something out of reach. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments they conducted with infants and people of Continue Reading