Certain canine breeds are prone to health issues. Pugs have short muzzled "scrunch" faces that give them not only their unique, adorable look.....and sound, known as brachycephalic. Sometimes this condition can cause breathing issues for the breed and a veterinary plastic surgeon, yes you heard that right, is enlisted to

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When a test is coming up, many students hit the books a day before. Cramming, staying up until the crack of dawn. Yep, we’ve all done it. But new research suggests all-night study sessions may not be the best choice because of the relationship between memory and sleep. But just

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Calling all IBD sufferers; you know, those with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. That miserable feeling could be due to missed connection by a protein called MyD88. Researchers at the University of Utah are looking into how mice with IBD get sicker when they are without active signals from MyD88.

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Scientists have created a string of mice that exhibit many of the same characteristics that are displayed in a human with autism.  I personally think this is incredible!  Why?  Because I want answers as to why my son has autism and how I can help him.  It is imperative that

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than all other known Ebola outbreaks since its discovery in 1976. A new study in guinea pigs (plus five other species) suggests why the Zaire Ebola strain has becomes more lethal as it spreads from animals to humans and then from

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After a nuclear meltdown, it's important that those exposed to harmful radiation receive treatment as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the window of treatment can be quite small. But researchers are working on a new drug that could be effective even 72 hours after radiation exposure, and this could be a

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Harbor seals are pretty incredible hunters. Even when they can't see or hear, they can detect fish in the area by using their whiskers to recognize the disturbances in the water. And recently, scientists have figured out why seals are so good at what they do: it's all in the

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With the help of some very special cattle in Americas heartland, Ebola virus may have a new enemy. Genetically engineered Holstein-Jersey cross cattle are producing human antibodies. The same antibodies that Ebola survivors produce and are transplanted into infected people as a treatment. Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly has given

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