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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, a Voice for Student Rights, Dies at 99
July 17, 2019


Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who in dozens of education cases in his more than 34 years on the court was a voice for student rights, racial equality, and a high wall of separation between church and state, died Tuesday at age 99.
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Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?
July 17, 2019
New research reviews the evidence behind the benefits of drug 'microdosing' and suggests that more "rigorous, placebo-controlled clinical studies" are necessary.
The practice of microdosing — that is, taking small doses of psychedelic...
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ALS: 'Unique' cells could open up new avenues for therapy
July 17, 2019
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies?...
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Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
July 17, 2019
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Higher iron levels may boost heart health — but also increase risk of stroke
July 16, 2019
Scientists have helped unravel the protective -- and potentially harmful -- effect of iron in the body.
In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, explored the role that iron p...
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Insurance linked to hospitals' decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies
July 16, 2019
A national study finds children without insurance who seek treatment for a mental health disorder in the emergency department (ED) are more likely than those with private insurance to be transferred to another hospital.
The study, conducted by researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospit...
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Novel therapy administered after TBI prevents brain damage
July 16, 2019
An experimental treatment given to mice after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) reduced damage almost to the levels of mice that never had a TBI, researchers at UT Health San Antonio reported. The study was published July 4 in the
The scientists hope to convert the discovery into a simp...
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Researchers wirelessly hack 'boss' gene, a step toward reprogramming the human genome
July 16, 2019
It seems like everything is going wireless these days. That now includes efforts to reprogram the human genome.
A new University at Buffalo-led study describes how researchers wirelessly controlled FGFR1 -- a gene that plays a key role in how humans grow from embryos to adults -- in l...
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'Simply seeing green spaces' may help reduce cravings
July 16, 2019
Spending time in nature brings many physical and mental health benefits, but a new study suggests that even just being able to see nature from your bedroom window could support your health. According to this study, having a view of greenery from your home can reduce unhealthful cravings....
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Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency
July 16, 2019
Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who are receiving hormone therapy have poorer sleep quality and greater fatigue than women of the same age with preser...
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