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Turning Back the Brain’s Clock

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 15, 2014

The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity. 

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US Nurse Contracts Ebola

By Jef Akst | October 14, 2014

Despite wearing protective gear, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who helped treat the first US Ebola patient has tested positive for the virus.


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Fecal Pill Treats Gut Infection

By Bob Grant | October 11, 2014

In a preliminary study, patients with recurring Clostridium difficile infections found relief from diarrhea by ingesting frozen fecal matter from healthy volunteers.


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Baby Born from Transplanted Womb

By Jef Akst | October 6, 2014

A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.


Like the Mississippi child that was thought to have beaten HIV after aggressive anti-retroviral treatment, detectable levels of the virus return in an Italian child who received similar therapy.


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Nigeria Clears Ebola?

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014

After nearly two dozen cases of the deadly disease, Africa’s most populous country appears to have stopped the virus in its tracks.

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Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014

Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 may increase a child’s risk of obesity.


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The Bionic Eye

By Various Researchers | October 1, 2014

Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.


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All Eyes On Stem Cells

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.


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An Eye for Detail

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2014

Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.


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