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elderly person taking pills

Statins did not cause a meaningful reduction in heart attacks, coronary heart disease deaths or deaths from any cause in people age 65 and older, a new analysis finds.

human brain

SMART GENES  A large genetic study turns up more genes that may help build intelligence into the brain.

Plasmodium falciparum

HACK THE ATTACK  A malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is expert at invading red blood cells (shown in this colored TEM image). But a hybrid protein that spans the red blood cell membrane can thwart an attack, a new study found.

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