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Stem Cell Discovery Could Restore Sight To The Blind

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:30

A new discovery in stem cell research may help bring sight back to those affected by age-related blindness.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Reverses Intellectual Disability In Mice

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:44

Researchers were able to reverse the intellectual disabilities in mice by using an anti-cancer drug in what may be the first step in developing an effective way to improve mental function in humans with similar conditions.

Paranoid Behavior Is A Result Of Your Past

Paranoia Is A Product Of Your Past, Not Your Genes

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:26

Paranoid behavior is not as controlled by your genes as it is by your experience trusting others.

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Kids Can Develop Features From Their Mother’s Previous Sex Partners… In Flies At Least

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:19

A new study has provided new evidence to support the theory that the semen from a woman's previous sexual partners can affect the genetics of her offspring with another man.

Early Brain Development Moves At A Rapid Pace

Your Brain Grows Incredibly Fast Inside Your Skull [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:37

The brain expands at rapid rates while a fetus grows in the womb.

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If You've Got Knee Pain, Acupuncture Probably Won't Help

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:00

Both laser and needle acupuncture failed to offer greater benefits than sham acupuncture treatments for patients with moderate to severe chronic knee pain.

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Endoscopists Are Overrecommending Colonoscopies

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:29

A retrospective study conducted by researchers has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.

Obesity

Infants' Guts Expand After Taking Antibiotics

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:58

Infants under 2 years old who took antibiotics were more likely at 5 years old to be obese, according to a new study, which highlights the sensitivity of the gut microbiome at an early age.

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The Secret To Skin Health May Live In Your Armpits

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:00

Researchers have found that the bacteria found in underarms is highly effective at improving skin's overall condition.

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Where In The World Are Doctors Zapping Your Brain?

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:48

Different brain stimulation target sites are often nodes along the same network, so when treating diseases in the future, doctors may find the best site by first identifying the brain network.

Olive Oil

Healthy Fats Take The Load Off Diseased Hearts

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:00

Healthy fats, like those found in olive oil, are better at energizing the heart, even if it's already in the process of failing.

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What Kind Of Brain Is Capable Of Learning 20 Languages? [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:35

So-called hyperpolyglots' brains may be better suited to store the type of complex memories demanded by multiple languages.

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Skin-Like Device Uses 3,600 Crystals To Monitor Blood Flow [PHOTO]

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:59

A 5-centimeter square patch can detect the presence or absence of heat under the skin, reflecting blood flow quality.

Yoga Strengthens The Mind's Abilty

Yogis Are Better At Mind Control... On Computers, At Least

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 17:25

People who practiced yoga were better able to control a computer with their mind. The research could help people with neurodegenerative disease regain muscle function.

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The Genetic Arms Race That Spurred Evolution

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 17:08

Humans came to be after millions of years of conflict between genes that mutated and those that repressed their mutation.

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