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New guidance to address new nonstatin therapies

To address the current gaps in expert guidance related to the recent development and commercial availability of newer nonstatin agents, the American College of Cardiology published today an expert consensus decision pathway on the role of nonstatin therapies for LDL-C lowering in the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk reduction. The document provides guidance […]

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What makes the human brain different? Study reveals clues

What makes the human brain distinct from that of all other animals—including even our closest primate relatives? In an analysis of cell types in the prefrontal cortex of four primate species, Yale researchers identified species-specific—particularly human-specific—features, they report Aug. 25 in the journal Science. And they found that what makes us human may also makes […]

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Eye movements in REM sleep mimic gazes in the dream world

When our eyes move during REM sleep, we’re gazing at things in the dream world our brains have created, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings shed light not only into how we dream, but also into how our imaginations work. REM sleep—named for the rapid eye movements associated […]

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New gene therapy shows promise for treating age related macular degeneration

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that shows promise for treating the dry form of age related macular degeneration (AMD)—a progressive eye disease that affects up to 10% of adults over 65 years of age and is a leading cause of severe vision impairment and blindness in this age […]

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What is oral cancer, the condition John Farnham is being treated for?

Seventy-three-year-old Australian music icon John Farnham is in a stable condition in intensive care after undergoing surgery to remove an oral cancer. Farnham’s family paid tribute to the health-care professionals after more than 11 hours of surgery on Tuesday. Farnham’s diagnosis comes as a shock to many, there is little public awareness about oral cancer […]

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Study shows value of app that finds physical activity locations in under-resourced areas

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), obesity and overweight are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, researchers at Public Health Informatics, Computational and Operations Research (PHICOR) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) tested […]

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Potential way to tune the brain into learning mode

A study by University of Manchester neuroscientists into the effect of surprise on our memory has inadvertently discovered a method which might help us to perform better in exams. In the study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, 26 people were shown pictures of objects that were either natural, such as fruit, trees and flowers, […]