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Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed

The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that...

Strep genes linked to ‘flesh-eating’ bacterial infections

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause a variety of illnesses that range from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions including pneumonia, toxic shock...

Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin

Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light. Low-energy cosmic rays come from the Sun or...

Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance

Hearing loss, sometimes associated with other disorders such as balance defects, is the most common sensory deficit, affecting more than 280 million people worldwide,...

Solidarity between good and justice keeps a society together

Since ancient times, philanthropy or unconditional contribution, and reciprocity or retribution, such as "an eye for an eye," have been and remain common human...
Narrative journaling may help heart health post-divorce

Smartphone apps can reduce depression

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for...

Researchers ID potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration

Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory...

Smokers with HIV more likely to die of lung cancer than HIV

People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die of lung cancer than...

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Ketogenic diets — extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimens that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering...

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice

New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally...