RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure-focused on these abnormal structures. But the University of California, Riverside, the research team has identified alternate chemistry that could account for the various pathologies associated with the disease.
In recent years, the phrase 'fake news' has become part of the common lexicon. From false accusations to hoax stories, these tales have enough shock value to make people click the share button and send it on to many more eyes. And therein lies the problem: people share a story from the headline and don't often read article in full, much less critically look at its sources and studies. This lack of context can make it incredibly easy to present fiction as facts.
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A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds.
Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators
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Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case study from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo.
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Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era.
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss of interest, at least for males, scientists report.
The research furthers the understanding of chronic smoking's detrimental effects on spatial and color vision
Dr. Rainu Kaushal and colleagues analyze much needed solutions for reduction in high healthcare utilization among high-need, high-risk patients
Gender stereotypes can hurt children -- quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Oliver dismantles the lingering doubts among parents about whether vaccines could cause autism. (They can't.)