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Tracking the spread of bird flu

A new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter North America. Click for a full size image   Tracking the spread of bird flu Asian flu ...

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New opening for autism investigators

ktsimage/Getty Images Click for a full size image   New opening for autism investigators Scientists puzzled out how a gene linked to one common form of autism works in a specific population of cells to impair sociability. Circuit Breaker Genetic ...

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Progress in treating hearing loss

Using a drug cocktail in a petri dish, researchers can now grow colonies of sound-sensing hair cells (magenta) with intricate hair bundles (cyan) from a single cochlear hair cell. This finding may accelerate the development of new therapies for hearing ...

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what is delirium and is it dangerous?

People with delirium may hallucinate. Image: shutterstock Click for a full size image   what is delirium and is it dangerous? The woman suffered two strokes in succession. The first was minor and her condition improved quickly. The second came on ...

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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

Maryam Fish‚ Gasnat Shaboodien and Sarah Kraus‚ the all-female team of researchers who made the discovery of the CDH2 gene. Photo: Michael Hammond Click for a full size image   UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene Fifty years after South Africa ...

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis impacts about 2.3 million people worldwide. Image Credit: Bruceblaus Click for a full size image   Using Telemedicine to Treat Multiple Sclerosis Genentech grant to UC Riverside School of Medicine will fund a home-based telemedicine program By Iqbal ...

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