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  1. Brain may 'work around' early Alzheimer's damageRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia - is the build-up of beta-amyloid protein deposits in the brain. Now a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that in some older people, the brain has a way of compensating for this damage by recruiting extra brain circuits.

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  2. How bacteria take out trash could result in new antibioticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | Medical News Today

    Because regulated protein degradation is critical for bacterial virulence and invasion, understanding how these proteases function should help to uncover pathways that can be targeted by new antibiotics . A collaborative team of scientists including biochemist Peter Chien at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has reconstructed how bacteria tightly control their growth and division, a process known as the cell cycle, by specifically destroying key proteins through regulated protein degradation.

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  3. Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | Medical News Today

    It is widely believed that cannabis is not an addictive drug, but a new study challenges this belief. Among cannabis-using adolescents undergoing treatment for substance abuse, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that 40% displayed withdrawal symptoms - a hallmark of drug addiction.

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  4. Bedsharing may impair sleep qualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | Medical News Today

    Even though the researchers find an overall reduction in both sleep duration and nocturnal awakenings from 6 to 18 months of age, the chronicity of sleep problems was high - and impacted by prior sleep behavior and sleeping arrangements.

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  5. Unlocking the brain's mysteries through study of damage to the prefrontal lobeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | Medical News Today

    Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function - hence the frequent use of lobotomies in the early 20th century to treat psychiatric disorders.

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  6. New study finds Lyme disease risk to be year-round in Northwest CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 22 | Medical News Today

    Bay Area Lyme Foundation, which aims to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, applauds new research published in an upcoming issue of the Elsevier peer review journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases .

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  7. New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Medical News Today

    Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly.

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  8. New York legalizes medical marijuana - what other changes are occurring?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | Medical News Today

    History was made earlier this week when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to legalize the medical use of marijuana.

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  9. Sibling composition impacts childhood obesity riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2014 | Medical News Today

    It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity .

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  10. Denisovan gene helped Tibetans adapt to low oxygen at high altitudesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2014 | Medical News Today

    Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of human they helped push to extinction, according to a new report by University of California, Berkeley, scientists.

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  11. NUS researchers and its US collaborators reveal latest finding on how ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | Medical News Today

    NUS researchers and its US collaborators reveal latest finding on how genes are involved in risk taking and strategic thinking National University of Singapore , University of California, Berkeley, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have teamed up to show that when we make strategic decisions in a competitive betting game, ... (more)

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  12. Betting behavior influenced by genesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | Medical News Today

    University of California, Berkeley, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have shown that betting decisions in a simple competitive game are influenced by the specific variants of dopamine-regulating genes in a person's brain.

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  13. Muscle rejuvenation in seniors aided by 'trust hormone' oxytocinRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | Medical News Today

    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that oxytocin - a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex - is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair, and that in mice, it declines with age.

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  14. New Study On Post-War Romanian Abortion Policy Demonstrates That...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2013 | Medical News Today

    A unique study published in today's edition of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 1, provides new evidence about the causal links between restrictions to abortion policy and maternal mortality.

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  15. Study finds hazardous flame retardants in preschoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2014 | Medical News Today

    A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous.

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  16. Disadvantaged children benefit from early childhood stimulation intervention in JamaicaRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2014 | Medical News Today

    In the journal Science , researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual's ability to earn more money as an adult.

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  17. Pain receptor regulates lifespan and metabolic health in mice and could have implications for humansRead the original story

    May 26, 2014 | Medical News Today

    Chronic pain in humans is associated with worse health and a shorter lifespan, but the molecular mechanisms underlying these clinical observations have not been clear.

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  18. Understanding of how Taxol works could lead to better anticancer drugsRead the original story

    May 25, 2014 | Medical News Today

    University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered the extremely subtle effect that the prescription drug Taxol has inside cells that makes it one of the most widely used anticancer agents in the world.

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  19. Study finds hazardous flame retardants in preschoolsRead the original story

    May 19, 2014 | Medical News Today

    A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous.

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  20. Completion of 3-D 'map' of enzyme could lead to more effective drugsRead the original story

    May 15, 2014 | Medical News Today

    The human body is full of proteins called enzymes that help nearly every function in the body.

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