Pandemics of the past and future: A conversation with Nobel-winning virologist

Though no two pandemics are the same, each one that occurs has lessons to teach us about the next one. David Baltimore, President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, is a virologist who studied HIV during the height of the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1975, Baltimore shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine […]

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Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialized nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening. In the long term the discovery, described in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications, may result in a new form of […]

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Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to connect these known AD protein biomarkers in the eye to mental status. These […]

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Khloe Kardashian Says True’s Future Is ‘So Bright’ After Cheating Scandal

Putting the past behind them. Khloé Kardashian hinted that she and daughter True, 10 months, are looking forward to the future with a gallery of adorable photos of her little one in a pair of red heart-shaped sunglasses and a matching top. “Future so bright, She gotta wear shades,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 34, captioned the Instagram […]

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