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How Chemicals Affect Us

Nicholas D. Kristof New York Times Scientists are observing with increasing alarm that some very common hormone-mimicking chemicals can have grotesque effects. A widely used herbicide acts as a female hormone and feminizes male animals in the wild. Thus male … Continue reading

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Researchers gain better understanding of mechanism behind tau spreading in the brain

Mount Sinai Press Office EurekAlert And the progression of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have gained insight into the mechanism by which a pathological brain protein called tau contributes to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) … Continue reading

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Bird flu may not be so deadly after all, new analysis claims

Sharon Begley Reuters Bird flu may be far less lethal to people than the World Health Organization’s assessment of a death rate topping 50 percent, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that adds fuel to the heated controversy over … Continue reading

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New study casts doubt on lung cancer treatment

Frederik Joelving Reuters A controversial radiation treatment for patients who’ve had lung cancer surgery may not help elderly people live longer, U.S. researchers have found. Postoperative radiotherapy, or PORT, is thought to cut the chances that a tumor will return. … Continue reading

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