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Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep Cummings seek info on Ariad leukemia drug

(Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings issued a letter on Thursday seeking information from Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc on the "staggering" price increases for the company's leukemia drug.

Nauk1 Inhibition as a Treatment for Tauopathies

3 minutes agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Tauopathies are conditions in which altered forms of tau protein accumulate into solid deposits in the brain. How this causes cell death and dysfunction is comparatively poorly understood, or at least well debated, but researchers are making inroads into mapping the relevant mechanisms. Show More Summary

Why the Lingering Pockets of Hostility Towards SENS Rejuvenation Research?

4 minutes agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There are still people who really don't like SENS rejuvenation research, both within and outside the scientific community. This contingent has faded over time as the funding for SENS-related research programs increased and more teams...Show More Summary

Type 1 diabetes often comes with other autoimmune diseases

4 minutes agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes often develop other autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid and gastrointestinal diseases, and a recent study yields new information about this link.

First atomic-level image of the human 'marijuana receptor' unveiled

In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular structure activated by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana.

Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie of SoCal

24 minutes agoFitness / Hiking : Hiking The Trail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zach Behrens, 559-565-3131 (o) or 559-679-2866 (c) Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. — As the search for Robert “Bob” Woodie continues,...Show More Summary

Why Our 'Procrastinating' Brains Still Outperform Computers

Automated financial trading machines can make complex decisions in a thousandth of a second. A human being making a choice – however simple – can never be faster than about one-fifth of a second. Our reaction times are not only slowShow More Summary

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a "fake ID effect:" This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students who obtain and use false identification are at risk for negative outcomes. Show More Summary

New Media Guidelines for Kids Move Beyond Screen Time Limits

In our digital age, it's not uncommon to see a toddler on an iPad at the airport or a teenager at the mall fixated on a smartphone. To help families establish healthy habits for media use, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new media and screen time policies for children. Show More Summary

Mother and Baby Survive and Thrive Following Rare Open-Heart Surgery at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

New Mom's prognosis following rare heart surgery during pregnancy is excellent with daily dilligence

Impassioned Nursing Leader Normalynn Garrett Chosen as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from San Antonio, Texas, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,400 nursing leaders who make up the academy. Show More Summary

Mother Donates a Piece of Her Liver to Save Her Baby

Shortly after Olivia Alva was born, doctors diagnosed her with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver that occurs in about 1 in every 15,000 babies. Olivia's mother, Patricia, became a living donor for her daughter by getting a portion of her liver removed to replace Olivia's diseased liver.

Nurse Anesthesia Expert Steve Alves Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

An expert in nurse anesthesia practice, education and policy, Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) where he will join more than 2,400 nursing leaders. Alves will be honored with 163 other inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN's annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers like Scott Forth are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.

The New Old Age: The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission

55 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The idea behind VSED is to peacefully speed up the process of dying, and doesn’t require a physician’s approval or a terminal diagnosis.

Is Hospice Care an After Thought in Dementia Care?

For many dying seniors Hospice care (palliative care) happens only as an afterthought. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I wonder how many dementia caregivers really understand Hospice? How many take the time to plan well in advance...Show More Summary

Georgetown Family Medicine Physician Named to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine has elected Andrew William Bazemore, MD, MPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as a lifetime member.

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development. They have been published in the journal "Science Immunology".

Sinosphere: She Asked Him to Stop Smoking. To China’s Shock, He Beat Her Instead.

58 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Chinese social media erupted in anger over the attack in an elevator, denouncing a lack of respect for women and a male-dominated smoking culture.

For Many Women with Endometrial Cancer, Innovative Treatment at NYU Lutheran Provides Hope

Endometrial cancer expert Ghadir Salame, MD, from NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn is helping women in the borough -- and beyond -- address this life-threatening issue through advanced treatment, including robotic-assisted surgery.

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