Healthy Eating Habits May Preserve Cognitive Function and Reduce the Risk of Dementia

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Results from four large population-based studies support a connection between good dietary practices and better cognition in old age. Study results were reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London.

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NIH links Aldosterone to Alcohol Use Disorder

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National Institutes of Health study demonstrates that aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, may contribute to alcohol use disorder (AUD)

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A Day in the Life of Karel Svoboda Group Leader at Janelia Research Campus

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the lab of neuroscientist Karel Svoboda

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Should You Pee on Jellyfish Stings?

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Filmed at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the latest Reactions episode explains the fearsome chemistry of jellyfish stings, and debunks this age-old beach myth.

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8 Stories of Lab Safety Gone Wrong

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Read about eight incidents from which we can all learn important lessons about lab safety.

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Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics

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In new DARPA project, researchers exploit the latest in silicon electronics to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform how artificial systems enhance brain functions.

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Cell Recycling System Offers Therapeutic Entry Point for Rare Disease Treatment
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Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1).

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Sleep Loss Drastically Affects Your Positive Outlook
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There are many symptoms of depression -including feeling sad and no longer being able to enjoy things you typically would, but poor sleep is associated with a particularly serious sign of the condition.

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Daily Crosswords Linked to Improved Cognitive Ability in Later Life
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The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online trial has found.

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