New insight on why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease

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Contact: Susan Gammonsgammon@sanfordburnham.org
858-795-5012Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute@SanfordBurnham

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Amyloid plaques are found in the brains of people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
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New insight on why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease

Florida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generations

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Contact: Christine Sinatrachristine.sinatra@austin.utexas.edu
512-853-0506University of Texas at Austin@utexasresearch

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Florida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generations

Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode

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Contact: Karen N. Peartkaren.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1345Yale University@yale

The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and…
Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode

Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors’ doubts

By Oliver Holmes
BEIRUT (Reuters) – For decades, aid groups have assumed they know what’s best for refugees and the poor; a growing body of evidence suggests they’re wrong.
Both academic research and practical experience, such as with the…
Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors’ doubts

Official cites ‘epidemic of fear’ in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.
The comments on Ebola from Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant …
Official cites ‘epidemic of fear’ in US

Watch: Ohio College Student Diagnosed with Brain Cancer Receives Final Wish

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Watch: Ohio College Student Diagnosed with Brain Cancer Receives Final Wish

Eating this fruit every day can help you lose weight

Could an apple a day keep the extra pounds away? According to a recent study in Food Chemistry, yes, because apples contain non-digestible compounds that promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut associated with weight loss.
How it works: These compounds–fiber and…
Eating this fruit every day can help you lose weight

How to feel calm before surgery

If you’re scheduled to have surgery, chances are you’re worried even if it’s not your first time.
“Most people are anxious before surgery and for good reason,” according to Peggy Huddleston, author of “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide of Mind-Body Techniques….
How to feel calm before surgery

Do you know your ‘fitness age’? It may predict how long you’ll live

How old are you? Before you jump to the quick answer­—I.e. the one you’ve celebrated every year with a progressively increasing number of candles and cake—know that you have another, even more important age: your fitness age.
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Do you know your ‘fitness age’? It may predict how long you’ll live

Hikma Pharma says US FDA issues warning on Portugal plant

(Reuters) – Drugmaker Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc said the U.S. health regulator had raised issues related to investigations and environmental monitoring at its plant in Portugal.

The Jordanian company said it had received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on…
Hikma Pharma says US FDA issues warning on Portugal plant

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