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Radioactive bluefin tuna cross Pacific

Alicia Chang AAP/News.com.au ACROSS the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States, almost 10,000 kilometres away – the first time a huge migrating fish … Continue reading

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Pesticide Exposure Found to Lower Intelligence

Anthony Gucciardi Natural Society Pesticides, ubiquitous among not only the food supply but farms and homes worldwide, have been found to be creating lasting changes in overall brain structure — changes that have been linked to lower intelligence levels and … Continue reading

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What do ADHD and cancer have in common? Variety

Jim Newman EurekAlert PORTLAND, Ore. – According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than one disorder. It’s an entire family of disorders, much like the multiple subtypes of cancer. … Continue reading

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How Stress Influences Disease: Carnegie Mellon Study Reveals Inflammation as the Culprit

PR Newswire PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly … Continue reading

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Pitt researchers link neural variability to short-term memory and decision making

B. Rose Huber EurekAlert A team of University of Pittsburgh mathematicians is using computational models to better understand how the structure of neural variability relates to such functions as short-term memory and decision making. In a paper published online April … Continue reading

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Research offers insight to how fructose causes obesity and other illness

Jackie Brinkman EurekAlert AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2012) – A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as … Continue reading

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Spotting Dyslexia Before a Child Starts School

Source: PR Newswire BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to … Continue reading

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