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Henry Ford’s ideas may cut the cost and speed production of medicines

Ideas that Henry Ford taught a century ago about the advantages of continuous mass production are finding their way into the manufacture of one of the few remaining products still made batch-wise: the billions of tablets, capsules and other forms of medicine that people take each year. That change-over from making medicines in individual batches [...]

A well-connected core brain network helps humans to adapt

One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges – using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling of any new task at hand. Now, research from Washington University in St. Louis offers new and [...]

Link Between Difficulty In Recognizing Faces In Autism And Performance In A Group Of Neurons

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered a brain anomaly that explains why some people diagnosed with autism cannot easily recognize faces – a deficit linked to the impairments in social interactions considered to be the hallmark of the disorder. They also say that the novel neuroimaging analysis technique they developed to arrive [...]

Auditory Cues Sound Bigger Problems In Schizophrenia Patients

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System have found that deficiencies in the neural processing of simple auditory tones can evolve into a cascade of dysfunctional information processing across wide swaths of the brain in patients with schizophrenia. The findings are published in the [...]

2-3 Cups Of Coffee Improve Brain Processing Of Positive, But Not Negative Or Neutral Words

Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing words with positive connotation. The research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lars Kuchinke and colleagues from Ruhr University, Germany, shows that caffeine enhances the neural processing of positive [...]