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NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse

Aug. 16 (UPI) — An estimated 220 million people will watch Monday’s eclipse. For a small percentage, the phenomenon will be more than a spectacle. It will be a chance to observe and record — for science’s sake. Researchers at ...

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Medical News Today: What happens in the brain during anxiety? Study sheds light

New research has uncovered brain cells that become activated in response to uncertain outcomes. We all get anxious from time to time, but what happens in the brain when this dreaded feeling looms? New research helps to answer this question. ...

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Medical News Today: Sunscreen may cause vitamin D deficiency, says study

Sunscreen is considered key when it comes to protecting against skin damage. A new study, however, suggests that there may be a significant drawback to using sunscreen: it could lead to vitamin D deficiency. Researchers say that sunscreen can reduce ...

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Medical News Today: Study reveals link between hypertension and brain changes in rats

Untreated high blood pressure can lead to a number of serious conditions, from kidney failure to a stroke or a heart attack. How does high blood pressure develop in the first place? Researchers investigate the physiological changes that accompany the ...

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Study shows drug may prevent infertility in cancer patients

Feb. 13 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio, or UTSA, have found that a drug previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients could also prevent infertility. Infertility is a common problem for cancer patients, ...

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Medical News Today: Study investigates how to turn stem cells into motor neurons

Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells, such as muscle cells, red blood cells, or neurons. Given their special regenerative ability, stem cells can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A team of researchers ...

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Medical News Today: 'Uncombable hair' genes uncovered in new study

Most of us have experienced a bad hair day, where no amount of brushing can tame the tresses. For people with “uncombable hair syndrome,” this struggle is an everyday occurrence. Now, researchers have uncovered three genes that may be responsible ...

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Medical News Today: Women do have better memories than men, says study

It is official. Women have better memories than men. In a study published in the journal Menopause, women aged 45-55 years performed better in all memory measures, despite experiencing a decline around the menopause. Throughout life, women appear to have ...

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Medical News Today: Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

By analyzing the genes and brain activity of more than 8,000 mice, researchers have identified two genes that control deep sleep and dreaming, opening the door to new treatments for sleep disorders. Researchers have discovered two genes that control dreaming ...

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Medical News Today: Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders? Brain study sheds light

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative body ...

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