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Things You Did Not Know About Germany

Reading Hansel and Gretel Does Not Make You an Expert As Vincent Vega said, “things are just a little bit different over there.” Vince was a hitman in the film Pulp Fiction. He was talking about the Netherlands, but the same is said for most of Western Europe. Life is very similar to life in the […]

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U.S. lifespans trail that of other affluent nations, even for the wealthy

The gap in life expectancy between disadvantaged and privileged Americans has widened over the past half-decade, but so has the gap between the most affluent Americans and their peers in other prosperous nations, according to a new UC Berkeley study. Even average residents of wealthy countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development […]

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Survey reveals impact of suicide on family and friends

A study published today reveals over a third of those bereaved by suicide considered taking their own life, highlighting their acute need for more support. The team led by Dr. Sharon McDonnell at The University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Support After Suicide Partnership, conducted the largest ever survey on the impact of suicide […]

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Gene could slow down tumor repair in breast cancer brain metastasis

Treating tumors presents a tricky conundrum: a higher dose of radiation is more effective for treatment, but the higher the dose, the more danger it poses to healthy cells. Researchers at Yale have made significant inroads into solving this problem in a paper titled, “LRRC31 inhibits DNA repair and sensitizes breast cancer brain metastasis to […]

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Scientists identify brain cells that drive wakefulness and resist general anesthetics

Neuroscientists don’t know precisely what brain circuits control wakefulness and sleep, nor exactly how drugs for general anesthesia affect those circuits. But a new study from Penn Medicine researchers brings neuroscience a step closer to solving that important conundrum. A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in […]

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Neurorehabilitation experts highlight breakthroughs in neurogenic pain management

There have been significant advances in knowledge regarding the pathology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of several significant neurogenic pain disorders regularly encountered by neurorehabilitation professionals in both inpatient and outpatient care. In a collection of articles published in NeuroRehabilitation, experts describe the latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management and treatment of these disorders. […]

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New tool integrates psychological, social and medical data of patients with rare diseases

Researchers from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the technology center Eurecat have developed an innovative formal representation of rare disease data, including information unavailable in current models on rare disease patients’ biological, psychological and social profile. For their research, the researchers have obtained data on 25 patients from organizations such as Eurordis, the […]

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Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a mosquito-borne virus notorious for causing fast-spreading, deadly outbreaks in Mexico, Central America and northern South America. As the climate changes, the virus is likely to expand its […]