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FUNGUS MAY BLOCK ALZHEIMER’S PROTEIN

“Tau is a protein that is produced by the body,” says T. Chris Gamblin, associate professor of molecular biosciences at the University of Kansas. “It’s found primarily in neurons in the normal brain where it helps them maintain their shape and function.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/fungus-may-block-alzheimers-protein/

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COPPER CATALYST MAKES ETHANOL WITHOUT CROPS

Scientists have found a highly efficient way to make liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. The discovery could provide an eco-friendly alternative to conventional ethanol production that uses corn and other crops.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/making-ethanol-copper-instead-crops/

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SURVEY: RELIGION AND SCIENCE AREN’T ALWAYS AT ODDS

The common view that science and religion can’t work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according to a new survey.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/survey-religion-science-arent-always-odds/

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GREEN TEA PLUS EXERCISE MAY SPEED UP WEIGHT LOSS

Mice that were given decaffeinated green tea and exercised regularly experienced sharp reductions in body weight and significant improvements in health.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/green-tea-exercise-may-boon-weight-loss/

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MANY LATINAS UNAWARE OF THEIR DIABETES RISK

Approximately 5.5 million Latinas suffer from elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) but nearly 4 million of them have never been told by a healthcare provider they are at risk for diabetes, pre-diabetes, or are borderline for diabetes.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/latinas-unaware-diabetes-risk/

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Study urges families to talk about ‘driving retirement’

Research shows that getting the family doctor involved in conversations about driving retirement can be the best approach to the touchy subject.

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Carers of terminally ill miss out on vital support, new UK research reveals

Families are not getting the support they need to cope with the overwhelming demands of caring for someone with a terminal illness, findings from new research by the University of Edinburgh Primary Palliative Care Research Group, NHS Lothian, Voices of Carers Across Lothian and Marie Curie Cancer Care reveals.

READ MORE:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/274913.php

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Rapper Andre Johnson’s failed penis reattachment: What went wrong?

Rapper Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson reportedly amputated his own penis before jumping off a building in an apparent suicide attempt on Wednesday.

Though Johnson, a member of the rap group Northstar, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, attempts to reattach his severed penis failed, according to TMZ.

READ MORE:http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/18/rapper-andre-johnsons-failed-penis-reattachment-what-went-wrong/

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Pressure sensors to help prevent pain for amputees

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor – dubbed a “second skin” – which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

WATCH VIDEO:http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27025846

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Pain-free solution for spider veins

A new procedure called cryosclerotherapy is allowing patients to get rid of spider veins permanently and painlessly with dramatic results. Dr. Luis Navarro from The Vein Treatment Center in New York City shows us how it’s done

WATCH VIDEO:http://video.foxnews.com/v/3476206846001/pain-free-solution-for-spider-veins/?playlist_id=930909749001#sp=show-clips

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