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Making Sense of Monkey Math

Making Sense of Monkey Math

May 3, 2013

The study tracked eight olive baboons, ages 4 to 14, in 54 separate trials of guess-which-cup-has-the-most-treats.

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Tuning Tamoxifen Against Basal-like Breast Cancer

Tuning Tamoxifen Against Basal-like Breast Cancer

April 23, 2013

A powerful drug combination appears to selectively targets cancer cells while sparing normal cells; and it appears to cripple cancer stem cells.

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Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

April 8, 2013

Rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better both mentally and physically.

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Mining Heart Data to Improve Cardiac Care

Mining Heart Data to Improve Cardiac Care

March 12, 2013

The group focused on the use of implantable defibrillators and the treatment of Long QT syndrome.

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‘Virtual’ House Calls for Parkinson’s Patients Effective

‘Virtual’ House Calls for Parkinson’s Patients Effective

March 11, 2013

Telemedicine check-ups for people with Parkinson’s disease can not only provide effective care but also generate a significant economic benefit.

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Brain Injury – As Autoimmune Disorder?

March 6, 2013

Long-term effects of repeat, sub-concussive hits to the head may be due to damage to the blood-brain barrier, and the resulting autoimmune response might be the culprit.

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Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

March 3, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light.

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Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

February 28, 2013

Researchers have identified a weakness in at least one antibiotic-resistant superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit.

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Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise for MS

Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise for MS

February 7, 2013

This is the first successful attempt to employ human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to produce a population of cells critical to neural signaling in the brain.

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Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia

Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia

January 17, 2013

A subset of cells that drives acute myeloid leukemia appears to have a much slower metabolism than most other tumors cells.

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