Is the environment of the intestine a clue to autism?  Researchers at UCLA, and the University of Arizona think it’s possible.  People with autism have digestive problems and that clue could be very valuable.  It could be that people with autism just don’t have enough good bacteria.  This has farther

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Duke University has done something amazing for the captive and wild populations of lemurs archiving almost 50 years of data and making it available for down load online. This was no small feat for the primatologists and staff at the Duke Lemur Center as much of the data was on handwritten notebooks or typed

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Is it the overlooked savior to medical problems?  Can a good night's sleep be the ultimate medicine that someone needs to overcome a mental problem such as PTSD? As we all know, physical activity is known to clear the mind and make a person feel better.  Not only does it make

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Studying human epilepsy in fruit flies may seem like a stretch but scientists have recently discovered the transport that goes awry and causes seizures. Mutations in the prickle gene have recently shown to cause epilepsy in prickle mutant flies. When two transport proteins were suppressed in the flies it effectively "cured" them of their epilepsy. This pathway

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Researchers have found that even a “mild” traumatic brain injury causes changes to the brain.  A Newcastle University research team has positively identified a better way to view the brain and the damage that has occurred within it.  By using a type of MRI known as DTI or diffusion tensor

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More and more veterans have had access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy and they claim it works. Marine Corps Lt. Col. (ret.) Alan Burghard, who suffered a head injury and PTSD after an incident in Iraq, claims that he is “largely healed” after spending hours in the oxygen chamber.  Since this treatment

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