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A Good Night’s Sleep Really Does ‘Clear the Mind’

Why do we sleep? It is a question that has long puzzled scientists and philosophers alike. While the ancient Greeks saw sleep as a doorway to the divine, scientists and biologists see it as an invitation to be devoured by nocturnal predators. A new study – appearing today in the journal Science – may provide the answer: when we sleep our brain ‘takes out the trash.’

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A New Drug for What Ails Kate Middleton?

Researchers are testing the effectiveness of a seizure drug in combating the intense nausea and vomiting that Duchess Kate and thousands of other pregnant women experience every year. 

9/11/2014 | 0 comments

Does Androgen Fuel Kidney Cancer, too?

For years the Urology laboratory of Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., has been studying the role of the androgen receptor (AR) in prostate, bladder, and liver cancer – and now Chang has discovered that AR plays a key role in promoting kidney cancer as well.

 

9/4/2014 | 0 comments

Researchers Spot New Neuromuscular Disorder

Two families from the U.S. and the U.K. have been determined to have a rare and previously unidentified inherited neuromuscular disorder.  The new disease is the result of a genetic mutation that disrupts communication between nerves and muscles.

9/4/2014 | 0 comments

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