Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

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FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

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Reversing OCD with intensive 4-day ‘head-on’ therapy

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[A]round nine years after [Katherine] Mydland-aas’s cleaning rituals began, a psychologist diagnosed her with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and referred her ...
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What makes human brain cells so powerful?

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Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal revolutionized the study of the brain when he observed neurons for the first time ...
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Exploring color blindness through human retinas grown in lab

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A paper published October 11 in Science uses a retina grown outside the body to show how cones develop into the eyes’ color sensors ...
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Cancer screening could be revolutionized by new cell sorting method

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The field of cytometry, or cell measurement—which helps doctors diagnose problems including cancer, in which cells morph into unusual forms—has ...
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Limiting brain damage in stroke patients by controlling inflammation

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In an ischemic stroke a clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain, depriving oxygen and nutrients to part of ...
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Extinct strain of hepatitis B found in human remains suggests virus had greater diversity

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Despite its prevalence, little is known about the ancestral roots of the [hepatitis B] virus. New findings, published [May 9] in Nature, ...
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How is the gut linked to Parkinson’s disease?

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[P]hysicians have noted that constipation is one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s, appearing in around half the individuals diagnosed with ...
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Hot stuff: Do human pheromones really exist?

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Some companies, such as the Athena Institute, which, according to its founder, Winnifred Cutler, published its 108th consecutive ad in The Atlantic this month, ...
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Some schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked to brain pH imbalances

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Sometimes our brains are on acid—literally. A main source of these temporary surges is the carbon dioxide that is constantly ...
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Human ‘tree rings’? Neuroimaging predicts life span and brain age

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In recent years, scientists have plumbed the molecular depths of the body and surfaced with tell-tale biomarkers of aging, some ...
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Gene therapy breakthrough for age-related macular degeneration

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Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when blood vessels grow and leak fluid into the macula, the central portion of ...
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Genetic secrets of farming’s most notorious and persistent pest: Aphids

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Aphids are some of nature’s most notorious pests...which causes physical damage and transmits pathogens that often render plants unsuitable for ...
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Why you can tell the difference between fake laughter and the real thing

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Most of us will laugh at a good joke, but we also laugh when we are not actually amused. Fake ...
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Deep breaths: Calming effects of meditation may be rooted in brain stem

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During yoga pranayama exercises people practice controlling the breath, or prana, to induce a state of calm and focus... Research ...

Brain’s glial cells may hold key to treating obesity

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Some of the latest discoveries suggest that [glial cells] play complex roles in regulating appetite and metabolism, making them a ...
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‘Sleep hormone’ melatonin may protect against multiple sclerosis

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses ...

Whose DNA is it anyway? ‘Informed Consent’ play explores battle over genetic information

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Twelve years ago, members ...