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According to the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), better public awareness of the symptoms of and the need to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) may partly explain why the rates of emergency department (ED) visits rose between… – Read More
Autism predicted by infant brain changes, study says
It may be possible to predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism, researchers say. Overgrowth in brain volume during the first year of life forecasts whether a child at high risk of developing… – Read More
Scientists Use Spinach Leaves to Make Human Heart Tissue
Researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Arkansas State University–Jonesboro placed human heart cells onto spinach leaves stripped of plant cells – effectively creating working… – Read More
Researchers focus on cell membranes to develop Alzheimer’s treatments
These parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a University of Michigan researcher… – Read More
Most US high schools lack athletic trainers
Many U.S. high schools don’t offer athletic training services and few employ full-time athletic trainers, according to a new study…. – Read More
Brains of those with ADHD show smaller structures related to emotion
People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have smaller brain… – Read More
How does nutrition affect children’s school performance?
As politicians debate spending and cuts in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, there have been questions about the effects of nutrition programs for kids…. – Read More
What are we doing about the opioid epidemic?
If you’ve just come out of surgery or are suffering from chronic pain, you probably appreciate medicine that numbs it, like opioids. Unfortunately, research shows that even medical use of opioids comes with a cost… – Read More
Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades
When it comes to oral contraceptives, women often hear about the increased cancer risk they pose. A new study, however, finds that the using birth control pills may protect against certain cancers for at least… – Read More
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