Damian Paredes

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Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Universe

14 Habits From Organized People That We ALL Should Borrow

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>They're the people who just love to check things off a list. Their idea of heaven is The Container Store. And they sure know their way around a spreadsheet. They're the ultra-organized, and to those who prefer things a little less tidy, their ways are mysterious.<p>But they're …

Want Safer Nuclear Power? Fusion May Pave the Way

Energy

Author Of Milestone Stem Cell Research Says His Papers Should Be Withdrawn

Outside researchers haven't been able to reproduce the papers' results.<p>One of the scientists involved in two milestone stem cell papers now wants to withdraw the papers.<p>Late in January, a team of American and Japanese scientists announced they'd discovered a new, easy way to transform adult skin …

Heroin overdoses pose 'urgent public health crisis': U.S. attorney general | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his agency was stepping up efforts to stem sharp increases in deadly heroin overdoses, trafficking in the drug and abuse of prescription narcotics at the root of what he called an “urgent public health crisis.”<p>Powdered heroin is pictured …

How I Quit My High-Paying Job to Pursue My Dream

When I graduated from Baruch College in 2004, I was unsure of my next steps. So I did what many of my NYC peers were doing because they didn't really know what they wanted to do with their lives: I went to work for an investment bank.<p>The strangest part? I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I just …