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Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s

Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s

🕔16:35, 22.Jan 2017

Researchers from Biogen may have discovered how to harness the human immune system’s own disease-fighting capabilities to create a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Book Review: Patient H.M.

Book Review: Patient H.M.

🕔16:18, 22.Jan 2017

Luke Dittrich’s new book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, introduces a welcome complexity into simplistic understandings of medical ethics.

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Q&A: What causes Pruney Fingers?

Q&A: What causes Pruney Fingers?

🕔15:55, 22.Jan 2017

You may remember staring at your hands after a bath as a little kid, intrigued by how your small, smooth hands had transformed into a wrinkled pair. “Look Mom, I have Grandma’s hands,” you might have said. For centuries, “pruney

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Q&A: Does Cupping Work?

Q&A: Does Cupping Work?

🕔15:07, 22.Jan 2017

After the Rio Olympics, interest in cupping, a traditional Chinese therapy, spiked. Many sufferers of chronic pain, often those with immune, metabolic, or cardiovascular disease, are trying cupping therapy, and some are even reporting positive results. Although different methods of

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Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

🕔23:30, 17.Jan 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice if killing lung cancer cells was as easy as flipping a switch? As it turns out, effectively targeting these cells is more like a dimmer rather than a switch, but it can be done, according to

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The Flu Season Cravings Paradox

The Flu Season Cravings Paradox

🕔23:13, 17.Jan 2017

As winter settles in, perhaps the only seasonal “foods” more iconic than hot chocolate and s’mores are cough drops and tea. Why do some people want to weather colds holding steaming bowls of comforting soup, while others suffer queasy stomachs

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

🕔21:13, 17.Jan 2017

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

🕔23:05, 16.Jan 2017

The biggest epidemic since Ebola has caused a sharp increase in cases of babies being born with abnormally small heads. At Yale, a team of researchers have uncovered the first breakthrough insights into a molecular understanding of how Zika virus causes microcephaly.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

🕔23:04, 16.Jan 2017

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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Micro-microbial Economics: Competition at play in microbial populations

Micro-microbial Economics: Competition at play in microbial populations

🕔03:16, 11.Jan 2017

Microbial populations may have to contend with a macro menace: freeloaders. Yale researchers are probing the economics of bacterial and fungal microbes.

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