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Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Fungus

Scientists at Rutgers and Emory universities have discovered that a compound often emitted by mold may be linked to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Arati Inamdar and Joan...

Testicle size correlates with men’s involvement in toddler care

Men with smaller testes than others are more likely to be involved in hands-on care of their toddlers, finds a new study by anthropologists...

Prion-like proteins drive several diseases of aging

Two leading neurology researchers have proposed a theory that could unify scientists’ thinking about several neurodegenerative diseases and suggest therapeutic strategies to combat them. The...
Fish oil may help cure leukemia

African-Americans with blood cancer do not live as long as Caucasians,...

A new analysis has found that among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, African Americans more commonly present with advanced disease, and they tend to...

Maps show impact of HIV in U.S.

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched its annual update of AIDSVu on National HIV Testing Day yesterday, including new interactive...

2 mutations triggered an evolutionary leap 500 million years ago

Evolution, it seems, sometimes jumps instead of crawls. A research team led by a University of Chicago scientist has discovered two key mutations that sparked...

Scientists model brain structure to help computers recognize objects

An essential question confronting neuroscientists and computer vision researchers alike is how objects can be identified by simply "looking" at an image. Introspectively, we...

Skeletons show Columbus likely brought syphilis

Skeletons don't lie. But sometimes they may mislead, as in the case of bones that reputedly showed evidence of syphilis in Europe and other...

Childhood adversity may lead to unhealthy stress response in adult life

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Seemingly healthy adults, if they were abused or neglected during childhood, may suffer physiological consequences decades later. In research published online last week by the journal Neuropsychopharmacolog...

Uninsured cancer patients pay more, get less

Uninsured cancer patients pay more than twice as much out of pocket for their medical care than insured patients, but end up receiving half as much care, according to a new report. Hispanic cancer patients may be especially vulnerable within this trend: 20 percent of Hispanic cancer patients under age 65 lack insurance, compared with 11 percent of all uninsured cancer patients under age 65.

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