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Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Pain can be valuable. Without it, we might let our hand linger on a hot stove, for e...

Global burden of low back pain—a consequence of negligence and misinformation

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in T...

Cerebral white matter disease and functional decline in older adults from the Northern Manhattan Study: A longitudinal cohort study

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by Mandip S. Dhamoon, Ying-Kuen Cheung, Yeseon Moon, Janet DeRosa, Ralph Sacco, Mitchell S. V. Elkind, Clinton B. Wright Background Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on MRI are common and associated with vascular and functional outcomes. However, the relationship between WMHs and lo...

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government

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Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Science AMA Series: This is Teun Bousema, PhD. I do research in malaria epidemiology, with a specific focus on malaria transmission and parasite biology, and I'm here today to talk about it. AMA!

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Hi Reddit! I’m Teun Bousema and I’m an epidemiologist in the Department of Medical Microbiology at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. My research focuses on understanding the transmission of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) – that is, h...

From Blue Lights to Gene Therapy: The Intriguing History of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

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0000-0002-8715-2896 Seeing Crigler-Najjar syndrome among this week’s news releases announcing upcoming gene therapy clinical trials conjured immediate images of an Amish farmhouse with a spooky blue glow emanating from an upstairs bedroom, where a small

How to build a human brain

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Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development

Preventing Mental Illness With a Stress Vaccine

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On April 20, 1999, two high school seniors walked into Columbine High School and opened fire. It was the first mass-shooting in an American public school, an event that left 15 people dead and the world debating how it happened. Rebecca Brachman was a sophomore at the time, at a high school in Ne...

Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

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The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...
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Risk of major sea level rise in England, Northern Europe

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Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and ...

Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life

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People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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Let’s talk cancer: New live imaging shows how cancer communicates with other cells

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By Aditi Qamra The ability to track and observe live cells in the body has offered unprecedented opportunities to the scientific community to understand key biological processes. Until now, reporter systems to track cells, especially in diseases like cancer, have … Continue reading » The post ...

Creativity May Be Genetically Linked with Psychiatric Disorders

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People who carry the genetic components of creativity and may also have genetic links to some psychiatric disorders, according to a new study.
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Creative people are more likely to suffer from mental illness, study claims

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Painters, musicians, writers and dancers are 25 per cent more likely to carry the gene variants than their non-creative peers, new research suggests

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

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Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsyThe ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them...

Herpes Virus Gives Man a Blistery Finger Infection

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A man with a red and blistered little finger got an unexpected surprise after visiting his doctor. His finger infection wasn't bacterial in nature, but caused by the herpes simplex virus, according to a new case report.

&#039;Superspreading event&#039; triggers MERS explosion in South Korea

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Scientists are struggling to understand why one imported case led to so many new infections

Health board facing GP shortage

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Dumfries and Galloway could be facing a serious shortage of GPs unless 25 new recruits are hired by the end of next year, BBC Scotland can reveal.

FDA Wants To Pull Back The Curtain, Slightly, On Farm Antibiotics

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The Food and Drug Administration wants to know which farm animals are getting treated most heavily with antibiotics. But the FDA's proposal still falls short of the best European data practices.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Genome study reveals patterns and properties of human de novo mutations

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(Medical Xpress)—A large team of researchers with members from the Netherlands and the U.S. has conducted a genome analysis on a large human population and as a result has found patterns and properties that were not formerly known regarding de novo mutations. In their paper published in Nature ...

Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

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An international study published in the journal Nature Communications points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of restoring cartilage, which requires both flexibility and mechanical strength, the research...
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