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Mental Health, Drug Treatment Will Be "A Big Part" Of Clinton's Campaign

Hillary Clinton calls for "concentrated policy" on local, state, and national levels. "This is not something we can just brush under the rug and wish it would go away."<p>KEENE, New Hampshire — In the last week, Hillary Clinton has outlined her presidential campaign the same way at just about every …

The Mystery of Breast Cancer's Cause

For most of the common cancers, a major cause has been identified: smoking causes 90% of lung cancer worldwide, hepatitis viruses cause most liver …

UCLA nanoscientists are first to model atomic structures of three bacterial nanomachines

<b>UCLA California NanoSystems Institute</b><p>Hong Zhou runs the Electron Imaging Center for Nanomachines laboratory at CNSI, where a highly sophisticated …

Microbiology

Is Synesthesia A Brain Disorder? - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | April 21, 2015 5:08 pm<p>In a provocative review paper just published, French neuroscientists Jean-Michel Hupé and Michel Dojat …

Neurology

Finally, Neural Networks That Actually Work

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he …

When Darwin Met Another Ape

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>On March 28, 1838, Charles Darwin paid a visit to the London Zoo. At age 29, he was far from the scientific celebrity he would eventually become. It had only been two years since his return from his round-the-world voyage on the <i>Beagle,</i> and he was still methodically …

Evolution

The Future of Cancer Treatment Is (Almost) Here

We’ve been talking about genetics, genomics, and sequencing since the completion of the Human Genome Project. But when it comes down to it, practical …

If the DNA molecule is the book of life, it's a very strange book indeed

<b>by Yohan J. John</b><p>The DNA molecule is often described as the book of life, as a blueprint for constructing the organism, or as a program for computing …

Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis

News Release<p>Monday, April 20, 2015<p>Two drugs already on the market — an antifungal and a steroid — may potentially take on new roles as treatments for …

Multiple Sclerosis

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

This Is a Baby’s Brain on Pain

In a first, researchers at Oxford University have watched infants as young as a day old as their brains process a light prodding of their feet. The …

Parenting

Virus hiding in our genome protects early human embryos

We may owe our survival and complexity to a stowaway virus that springs to life in the very first cells of human embryos. Not only does the virus …