Researchers have found a way to map the brain using lasers! Chemists from Stanford University have come up with a way to track blood vessels in the brain in a new, non-invasive technique. Ultimately, this research could help improve the understanding of Alzheimer's Disease. Current methods for investigating the brain

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My husband, Joe, is a right leg amputee.  He is also an athlete.   Joe is just days away from competing in the 2014 Warrior Games.  When Joe prepares for a competition, there are considerations for which he must prepare.  We have spent the last couple of weeks shipping his running

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Scientists have established that there are two chemicals that naturally interact with one another and this interaction has been identified in patients with PTSD.  It is possible that these two chemicals can be manipulated in order to treat PTSD.  Fortunately, researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Forty thousand people die from Pancreatic Cancer each year. The survival rate after five years is only 6% for people who have been treated, because pancreatic cancer is pretty resistant to conventional ways of treatment. Genetically engineered animals have been research models for many years. Just recently researchers in Sweden have

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It was already the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Now the outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is outpacing efforts to control it. The devastating effects of Ebola have been felt for nearly six months, but the outbreak has become even direr in recent weeks as death tolls surged

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Organ transplantation have saved thousands of lives every year since the first successful transplant in 1954.  At present however, there is still a far greater demand for organs and tissues than can ever be met using human donors. This brings up the question, should we develop technologies which would allow us

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A new study in the fight against mental illness is showing that a simple and easily found nutrient can prevent schizophrenia. Choline, found in such foods as brussels sprouts, beef, fish, and broccoli, has long been hailed as a brain booster and essential for healthy liver functions. Studies in animals

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Researchers at the University of Kansas have made a serendipitous discovery in the fight against colon cancer. Dr. Kristi Neufeld was already studying adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) protein in nude mice. The APC protein actually protects against colon cancer, but these mice had a mutated APC so the tumors would grow and be studied.

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