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Gulf War Illness Not in Veterans’ Heads, But in Their Mitochondria

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who...

Visualizing a beautiful mind

How does an autistic child take in information when he sits in a classroom abuzz with social activity? How long does it take someone...

Brain differences in college-aged occasional drug users

Findings point to potential biomarkers for early detection of at-risk youth Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired...

Facebook Feelings Are Contagious, Study Shows

You can’t catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from...

Anti-psychotic medications offer new hope in the battle against brain cancer

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive...

Crystals ripple in response to light

Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown. The waves, called phonon polaritons, are far shorter...

‘Save Darfur’ an example of ineffective causes led by Facebook’s army...

Study suggests that social-network support for causes might be only a click deep Social media may fuel unprecedented civic engagement. Digital networks might make possible...

Obesity: Training kids to pay less attention to food might help...

Among the multiple factors that can cause obesity is an abnormal neurocognitive or behavioral response to food cues. The brain becomes wired to seek...

Natural Supplement Fisetin Prevents Alzheimer’s in Mice

Researchers at the Salk Institute have announced findings that the chemical fisetin, found in fruits and vegetables, appears to stop memory loss accompanying Alzheimer's...

With no place to puff, smokers more likely to cut back...

Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting...

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