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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. These pauses... Read More »
Two men in the United Kingdom who had lost their vision after birth due to a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa, wherein light-sensitive cells in the eye... Read More »
Incidence of diabetes, especially adult-onset (Type II) diabetes, is approaching epidemic proportions.  The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more... Read More »
Everyone is familiar with the sudden headache induced by greedily eating something frozen and delicious, but the underlying source of this so-called “brain... Read More »
Kristin WallThat's very interesting, although don't the majority of people experience brain freezes at some time or another? In which case making that sort of prediction is a pretty safe bet...
Apr 25, 2012
Anonymous Interesting, I had a neurology professor who taught us that children who get sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (brain freezes) are more likely to develop migraines as adults.
Apr 25, 2012
Everyone has been talking about a new study that links specific genes to both brain volume and IQ. But perhaps more interesting than the results of the study are the... Read More »
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are well known for their use in treating numerous central nervous system disorders, including depression and panic... Read More »
Currently the only way to positively diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease is through brain biopsy or postmortem autopsy, both unpleasant procedures. But last week, Eli... Read More »
The highly-studied, human p53 gene is known to play a key role in cellular stress response mechanisms by converting a variety of different stimuli into cell growth... Read More »
Over the past several years the world of disease treatment and prevention has begun focusing its efforts on identifying the underlying genetic causes behind certain... Read More »
Ninety percent of head and neck cancer cases are due to squamous cell carcinoma -- a cancer of the epithelial cells.  Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) affects ... Read More »
An unprecedented three days of oral arguments before the US Supreme Court debating the constitutionality of key aspects of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act ... Read More »
After two laps through the federal court system, Prometheus has at last received its final verdict from the US Supreme Court: this patent claiming administration of a ... Read More »
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was introduced in the 1930s as a psychiatric treatment for patients suffering from severe depression.  Because this method... Read More »
Gene synthesis has become an important tool in many fields of recombinant DNA technology, including vaccine development, gene therapy and molecular engineering. The... Read More »
We’re all familiar with the so-called weight loss drugs advertised on TV that claim unbelievable results, show before and after shots of what are clearly... Read More »
Allergies are the worst. No one enjoys the yearly itchy eyes, nose and throat, especially knowing that what our bodies are fighting so hard against are innocuous... Read More »
Just like cars, our parts wear out over time.  Our vision and hearing deteriorates, necessitating glasses and hearing aides, and our joints weaken or fail us... Read More »
Approximately seven million Americans live with scoliosis, a condition wherein the spine is curved side-to-side in an s- or c-shape.  Individuals living with... Read More »
Right around October or November your throat starts to tickle. Then, the sneezing and shivers start. And before you know it you have the flu. As a kid, it’s... Read More »
As we age, our bodies wear out -- our joints deteriorate, our hair thins, our hearing and vision become increasingly weaker. Some of these effects result from... Read More »