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High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows
January 23, 2020
High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries. Further, the new research shows that high-protein diets spur unstable plaque -- the kind most prone to rupturing and causing blocked arte...
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Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life
January 23, 2020
People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather than at birth, according to a recent study from Oregon State University.
OSU College of Liberal Arts researcher Kathleen Bog...
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West Nile virus triggers brain inflammation by inhibiting protein degradation
January 23, 2020
West Nile virus (WNV) inhibits autophagy -- an essential system that digests or removes cellular constituents such as proteins -- to induce the aggregation of proteins in infected cells, triggering cell death and brain inflammation (encephalitis), according to researchers....
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Bilingual language program for babies: online training for teachers
January 23, 2020
Knowledge of multiple languages has long been shown to have lifelong benefits, from enhancing communication skills to boosting professional opportunities to staving off the cognitive effects of aging.
When researchers at the University of Washington found that even babies whose parent...
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Hot flashes impair memory performance
January 23, 2020
If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic hot flashes are associated with decreased verbal memory and with alterations in brain function during encoding and re...
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Unexpected connection between gliomas, neurodegenerative diseases
January 23, 2020
New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer's, as a biomarker for glioma development.
Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
January 23, 2020

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson's disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup.
Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of ...
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Opioid Addiction Med Under-Used in Younger People, Study Finds
January 23, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine is on the rise among most age groups...
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When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters
January 23, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native la...
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Largest-Ever Study Ties Over 100 Genes to Autism
January 23, 2020



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By Amy Norton
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 genes appear to be involved in auti...
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