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  • The Gel That’s Revolutionizing Pain Treatment

    The Gel That’s Revolutionizing Pain Treatment

    Get to the site of a problem, pack a big punch at the right time, and leave everywhere else alone. That’s what drugs of the future will have to do. Now, a Jello-like substance is giving patients a peek at that approach.   Researchers have created a gel that can attach to inflammation sites and […]

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  • ProMIS Neurosciences Targets Misfolded Protein in ALS Research Effort

    ProMIS Neurosciences Targets Misfolded Protein in ALS Research Effort

    ProMIS Neurosciences announced the start of a research program to identify new therapeutic targets on neurotoxic strains of a protein, TDP43, implicated in the development of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). TDP43 (TAR DNA-binding protein-43) is present in every cell and plays a key role in the response to oxidative stress, an event that compromises the health of cells. […]

  • Top 5 Delicious Sandwiches for Lunch

    Top 5 Delicious Sandwiches for Lunch

    I love how the concept of a sandwich is simple yet freeing. Yes, there’s usually bread involved, but the fillings are entirely up to you. There’s nothing wrong with the classics, but how about a few new ones to try out for lunch next week? Lunches get boring because they get repetitive, but I promise […]

  • How Noise Pollution Impairs Learning

    How Noise Pollution Impairs Learning

    One July afternoon in 1972, a team of psychologists took sound meters into the Bridge Apartments, a cluster of four high-rise buildings straddling Interstate 95 in Manhattan. Because of the towers’ proximity to the highway, the hum of traffic filled the buildings’ halls. Even on the eighth floor, the decibel level was 66, just slightly […]

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  • Making Room for Autism in the Workplace

    Making Room for Autism in the Workplace

    George glares at me from behind his desk. His hair is buzzed short and his mouth is set in a sneer. He asks about my prior work experience, then replies sarcastically, “Okay, well, what you’d be doing here would be a little different from that.” This would be the toughest job interview I’ve ever been […]

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  • How the Immune System Controls Social Behavior

    How the Immune System Controls Social Behavior

    More and more, we are discovering that the mind and the body are not separate. The brain is not just an ivory tower that sends orders from on high to a body that just does what it’s told. The body talks to the brain, too. Indeed, a group of scientists recently discovered a two-way connection […]

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  • ALS Scientists Say Older Stem Cells Will Offer More Accurate Results as They Seek Treatments

    ALS Scientists Say Older Stem Cells Will Offer More Accurate Results as They Seek Treatments

    Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute who are researching methods for enhancing stem cell models for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have found that “aging” the cells could improve studies for potential disease treatments. The mature cells more closely reproduce ALS pathology seen in patients, they said. The research paper, “ALS disrupts spinal motor neuron maturation […]

  • How Salmonella Could Be Used to Kill Cancer

    How Salmonella Could Be Used to Kill Cancer

    Salmonella bacteria are best known as a causes of food poisoning and typhoid fever. Every year, they sicken millions of people. But those in Jeff Hasty’s lab at the University of California, San Diego, are different. They’ve been neutered and modified so that rather than causing gastro-catastrophes, they kill tumors. Hasty’s team has engineered the […]

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  • Donald Trump: Sociopath?

    Donald Trump: Sociopath?

    This week, the co-author of Donald Trump’s autobiography said in The New Yorker that if he were writing The Art of the Deal today, it would be a very different book with a very different title: The Sociopath. To title a person’s life story with that label is a serious accusation, and one worth considering. […]

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  • Animal Model ALS Genetics Leading to Personalized Medicine for Humans

    Animal Model ALS Genetics Leading to Personalized Medicine for Humans

    Researchers reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of animal models currently used for ALS research, in the study “From animal models to human disease: a genetic approach for personalized medicine in ALS,” recently published in Acta Neuropathologica Communications. Through the study, authors suggest that promising therapies are on the horizon for ALS by using gene therapy discoveries […]

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