The practice of meditation leaves marks in the brain

A new study conducted at IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, shows that the subjective feeling of well-being experienced by many people with the practice of meditation is correlated with specific changes in the brain. The research, which appeared in Brain and Cognition, examined the effects of the technique known…

Young Chinese doctor dies of coronavirus

A 29-year-old doctor at the epicentre of China’s new coronavirus outbreak has died from the disease, one of the youngest known fatalities of the epidemic and the latest among medical workers. Peng Yinhua died Thursday after becoming infected while working at Wuhan’s Jiangxia district People’s No. 1 Hospital, official news…

First Swedish transplant of uterus from deceased donor

The Swedish team responsible for uterine transplantation research has, for the first time, transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. The operation proceeded without complications and the recipient is doing well. The transplant was done in December 2019 under the supervision of Mats Brannström, consultant physician and professor of obstetrics…