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Antidepressant restores youthful flexibility to aging inhibitory neurons in mice Inhibitory neurons in the aging brain show reduced growth and plasticity, likely contributing to declines in brain function. In a new study in mice researchers at the Picower Institute at MIT show that treatment with fluoxetine restored substantial growth
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New assay to detect genetic abnormalities in sarcomas outperforms conventional techniques A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay, anchored multiplex PCR (AMP)-based targeted next-generation-sequencing (NGS), with superior diagnostic utility compared to conventional techniques. This includes the ability to analyz
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Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. A team of scientists found that milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood gl
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Socioeconomic status may explain racial & ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival A new study provides insights into the degree to which socioeconomic status explains racial and ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may inf
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Techniques for reducing sugar content in dairy products show promise Dairy foods are popular among consumers, and sales gross more than $125 billion per year (IDFA, 2017). With dairy product popularity comes new demands from consumers for healthier, low-calorie products that taste the same as their higher calorie counterpa
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Teen tattoos: 1/2 of parents concerned about negative health effects, impact on employment 78 percent of parents said they would 'absolutely not consider it' if their teen asked about a tattoo.
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A GPS for inside your body An MIT team has developed a system that can pinpoint the location of ingestible implants inside the body using low-power wireless signals.
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Simple score to diagnose heart attacks is safer, faster than current methods An international team of researchers has developed a simple laboratory score that is safer and faster at diagnosing patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms. The score, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
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#MeToo and the medical profession The medical profession is not immune to bullying, harassment and discrimination, and in this #MeToo era, it is time that physicians, medical schools and institutions aim to abolish these behaviours, argue the authors of an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medi
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Understanding urban issues through credit cards Digital traces from credit card and mobile phone usage can be used to map urban lifestyles and understand human mobility, according to a report led by UCL, MIT and UC Berkeley.
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