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  1. Health & Medicine

    Cancer drugs may thwart Huntington’s

    Drugs developed to fight cancer could also be effective against Huntington's disease and several related neurodegenerative conditions.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Decaf May Not Always Be Best

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Heart pump extends patients’ survival

    Patients who have an implanted device to help the heart pump blood have a higher survival rate than patients getting only heart medication.

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  4. Archaeology

    Farmers took fast track in settling Europe

    A review of radiocarbon evidence indicates that farming groups colonized southern Europe over no more than 100 to 200 years, beginning around 7,400 years ago.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Cholesterol enables nerve cells to connect

    Neurons form connections with each other using cholesterol supplied by other brain cells called glia.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    The Science of Secretin

    The discovery that a gut hormone also exists in the brain may shed light on the origins of autism.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Reducing blood pressure in the lungs

    A new drug seems to help reduce abnormally high blood pressure in the lungs, a condition that can trigger heart failure.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Seizures and reproductive ills linked

    Abnormal electrical signaling in the brains of women with epilepsy may alter sex hormone cycling and explain why epileptic women seem to have a higher rate of reproductive disorders than do other women.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Brain may forge some memories in waves

    The waxing and waning of synchronized electrical bursts by cells in two key brain areas may promote at least one type of memory formation.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Protein may key lupus’ attack on neurons

    A protein on the surface of brain cells enables rogue antibodies to attach to and kill these neurons, suggesting an explanation for neurological problems found in some lupus patients.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Human sweat packs a germ-killing punch

    Sweat glands secrete a microbe-killing protein.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Anti-inflammatory drug may unleash TB

    The anti-inflammatory drug infliximab, also called Remicade, can cause hidden tuberculosis to flare up.

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