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New look identifies crucial clumping of diabetes-causing proteins

People get type 2 diabetes. So do cats. But rats don’t, and neither do dogs. Subtle differences in the shape of proteins protect some and...

Why 1 in 3 people risk colon cancer from eating red...

A common genetic variant that affects 1 in 3 people significantly increases the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of red meat and...

Light works wonders in the lab, treating MS to blindness

Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes progressive paralysis by destroying nerve cells and the spinal cord. It interrupts vision, balance and even thinking. On a suggestion from...

Shining a soothing light on cancker sores

Almost all patients suffering from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) develop canker sores, a complication resulting from different modalities of treatment, namely...

New strategy lets cochlear implant users hear music

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants -- technology that allows...

‘Peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health...

New view of dengue fever

Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease found in more than 100 countries, has no cure and no vaccine. One reason why it has been...

Beyond the little blue pill: scientists develop compound that may treat...

It's not the little blue pill famous for helping men get big results, but for those who need it, the outcome might be even...

Breakfast the most important meal?

Research shows a correlation between eating breakfast and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes As Americans continue to fight the obesity epidemic and try...

Preschoolers who stutter do just fine emotionally and socially, study finds

Stuttering may be more common than previously thought, but preschool stutterers fair better than first thought, a study by The University of Melbourne, Murdoch...

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