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Novel Nanodevices Could Stop Alzheimer's in Its Track
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Novel Nanodevices Could Stop Alzheimer's in Its Track

The nano-sized devices capture dangerous peptides before they can self-assemble.May 03, 2020Alzheimer& 39;s disease is a debilitating, devastating disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers are always on the prowl for ways to cure or stop its spread, and now some may just have found a solution.

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New Study Finds Marijuana Use May Damage the Structure of the Heart

The researchers analyzed the heart scans of 3,407 people.December 21, 2019Just when it looked like marijuana was about to get legalized in many places as a result of being deemed harmless, a new study emerged that may change all that. A team of researchers from the United Kingdom found that the substance has some pretty negative effects on one crucial organ: the heart.
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The Brain Can Detect Touch through Tools, Confirms New Research

A new study explores the impressive capacity of the brain to feel contact on a foreign object.December 26, 2019We have all experienced it before. You are holding some kind of tool that comes in to contact with something else and you feel that contact as if it were with your own skin.We never think much of this process because it is so instinctive but it is an impressive feat of the brain.
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New Drug That Immediately Treats Migraines Approved by FDA

The treatment was tested on 1,439 adult patients.December 27, 2019Migraines are serious headaches with intense throbbing or pulsating pain often accompanied by visual disturbances that can last for hours and even days. Up to now, most of the treatments for migraines have been preventative and most of the regular treatments for headaches have failed to provide relief.
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New Israeli Cancer Treatment Has a 100% Tumor Shrinkage Rate

The treatment called ALPHA DaRT delivered total tumor destruction in over 78 of cases.January 01, 2020Israeli firm Alpha Tau Medical has developed a new cancer treatment that attacks tumors while sparing healthy tissue. The treatment is called Alpha DaRT (Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Treatment), according to The Jerusalem Post.
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New Study Finds Brain Can Integrate Natural and Artificial Vision for Novel Blindness Treatment

The research could lead to a treatment for one of the world& 39;s most common form of blindness.January 03, 2020Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the Western world. It affects most notably those aged 50 and over and there is no cure for it.Artificial retina implantsHowever, recent advancements in artificial retina implants have the potential to lead to effective treatment.
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Novel Dementia Vaccine Could Be the "Breakthrough" of the Decade

The new formulation could be both preventative and curative.January 05, 2020New research has developed a vaccine designed to prevent the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers hope this will be the & 34;breakthrough of the decade,& 34; according to ABC News Australia. The researchers believe that this treatment is now ready for human trials.
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2,600-Year-Old Preserved Brain From UK May Have Finally Revealed Its Secret

The Heslington brain, discovered back in 2008, has perplexed scientists for years.January 08, 2020In 2008, an amazing discovery was made in the UK. A man& 39;s 2,600-year-old body was found with a piece of his brain perfectly preserved.Oldest specimens of human neural tissueToday it is one of the oldest specimens of human neural tissue ever to be discovered in the UK and it has scientists perplexed.
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Adorable Cuttlefish with 3D Glasses Helps Researchers Evaluate How The Fish See

Cuttlefish use stereopsis to perceive depth just like humans do.January 09, 2020Sometimes science is fun and sometimes it is just plain adorable. A University of Minnesota-led research team equipped cuttlefish with little 3D glasses to test their eyesight and the end result is too cute for words.RELATED: AUGMENTED REALITY HELPS THE RESEARCHERS TO UNDERSTAND THE ACTIVE SENSING IN FISHStereopsisWhat the interesting experiment found was that cuttlefish use stereopsis to perceive depth just like humans do.
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Our Body Temperatures Have Grown Colder Since the 19th Century

Today& 39;s standard temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit may not be correct.January 09, 2020Today& 39;s standard body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit was established by German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich in 1851. It& 39;s a standard that for the most part has served us well, however, more recent studies have indicated that our body temperatures may actually be colder.
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Researchers Discover Molecular Switch That Repairs Neurological Damage

The switch activates the regeneration of myelin.January 13, 2020Curing disorders such as multiple sclerosis could one day be as simple as turning on a molecular switch thanks to new research by Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Her work finds that by genetically switching off a receptor activated by blood proteins, named Protease Activated Receptor 1 (PAR1), the body switches on regeneration of myelin.
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Scientists Discover that Wolf Pups Play Fetch Too

Their discovery questions the long-standing belief that dogs only learnt to play fetch after domestication.January 17, 2020Playing fetch with dogs is always great fun. Up until now, scientists believed that only dogs as canines could play fetch with people. It turns out that wolf puppies also enjoy the stick- or ball-fetching game.
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Never-Seen-Before Immune Cell Discovery Could Become "Universal" Cancer Treatment

Researchers from Cardiff University say this could be a & 34;one size fits all& 34; cancer therapy.January 21, 2020Scientists have discovered a new part of our immune system, one that could be used to treat all cancers.Researchers from Cardiff University in Wales have discovered a new way of killing cancers ranging from the prostate to lung, and breast, among others, during lab tests.
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Why Do Animals Have Differently Shaped Pupils?

You might have noticed that most animals& 39; eyes are very different from our own. From vertically slit to horizontally w-shaped, there is a massive variety of eye shapes.But why? How many different types are there and what purposes do these different shapes serve?Let& 39;s find out.RELATED: 7 FASCINATING ANIMALS YOU& 39;VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OFWhat animals have the best vision?
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