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Age-related blindness could now be treatable

A new type of eye drop being developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham holds promise for treating one of the major causes of blindness in the United Kingdom. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a health issue that currently affects more than 600,000 people throughout the UK, and despite being painless, causes the person to slowly […]

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Debunking the myth of saturated fat clogging up your arteries

A team of cardiologists are trying to put to rest a long-standing myth; one that claims that saturated fat clogs up the arteries and can result in coronary heart disease. A recent article collaboration by Dr. Aseem Malhotra (of Lister Hospital in Stevenage, United Kingdom), Prof. Rita Redberg (University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine) and Pascal […]

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Why your brain can predict speech before it’s even been said

Ever wondered why you can often predict what someone will say next when they’re talking? In a study published in the open access journal PLOS biology, scientists from Newcastle University in the UK and a neurosurgery group at the University of IOWA in the US have discovered a fascinating link between the brain’s auditory cortex as […]

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How Technology May Change Your Clinical Practice

With technology continuing to advance rapidly, clinical practices are trying to identify innovative new solutions to improve patient experience with a focus on “placing the patient at the center of care.” The first of these is Verily. Formerly known as Google Life Sciences, the company “lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare.” […]

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Possible New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis found in Restoring Myelin Formation

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition where the immune system attacks and destroys myelin: the protective coating of nerve fibers, which triggers movement problems characteristic of the disease. Researchers are now suggesting that they may have discovered a way to restore myelin formation, bringing ever closer the possibility of new treatments for MS. In their new […]

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How You Can Improve Your Insulin Resistance

Diabetes is a serious condition that can develop in people whose insulin is too resistant, and therefore makes it harder for glucose to be absorbed. Insulin is a hormone which aids the body in absorbing glucose, and helps to keep blood sugar levels in balance. When the body is unable to absorb glucose, problems for muscles, […]

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The neuroscience of humor: why some people are funny and others aren’t

A new study has taken a closer look inside the brains of professional comedians to see how neuroscience corresponds with creativity. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles recently undertook a rather ambitious, if not amusing project: discovering the neurological processes involved in making a joke. The study was led by USC doctoral student […]

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