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This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Wearing Super-Cold Hat During Chemo May Prevent Hair Loss

A team of U.S. researchers are investigating the possibilities.<p>What's the first thing you'd want to know if you learned you had to undergo chemotherapy? Oncologist Susan Melin of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina told the Associated Press that often, her patients ask first …

Cannabis for Elders: A Precarious State

Those who stand to benefit most from medical marijuana have the hardest time getting it.<p>Margo Bauer was desperate. Dealing with chronic nausea and frequent bouts of vomiting -- both attributed to her multiple sclerosis -- the retired nurse was constantly exhausted and in pain. That was, until she …

4 Running Motivation Tricks

Sometimes, the hardest thing about running is actually motivating yourself to get out and hit the road. Here's how<p>Sure, your legs and lungs burn, but running is just as taxing on your brain. From making the decision to lace up to fighting through each mile, "the process of running is …

Microsoft sets new hardware certification requirements for Windows 8.1

Just a month or so before Windows 8.1 gets sent to OEMs and the Redmond giant has helpfully provided new hardware certification requirements for them to meet. Announced at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, these prerequisites include Bluetooth support in all devices with WiFi, front-facing …

Back For More: Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Is A Serious Standout

The one major change series creator Aaron Sorkin made to <i>The Newsroom</i> between seasons was a structural one. Instead of having each week's show focus on a separate major storyline, this year's edition of <i>The Newsroom</i> follows a single story over the course of the entire season. And it's a season-long …

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

USB Bed Risers Are Far More Useful Than Stolen Milk Crates

Twenty-five bucks worth of molded plastic and electronics is about to vastly improve your bedroom experience. This set of four risers from Bed Bath & …

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The Disease That Looks Like Lyme--But Isn't

A newly identified disease spread by deer ticks may be among one of the new summer illnesses to be on the lookout for if you spend time outside in the Northeast and upper Midwest. The disease is referred to as Borriela miyamotoi.<p>However, many healthcare providers may not be familiar with or have …