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  • UCLA researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough
    UCLA researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough
    UCLA researchers have found that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can inhibit of a key enzyme implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could lead to the development of new medications to treat the...
  • Dr. Heather Snyder of the Alzheimer's Association
    What’s new at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference?
    Dr. Heather M. Snyder explains There is new hope for Alzheimer’s, a disease affecting millions of Americans and costing the U.S. 226 billion dollars this year alone.Leading researchers from around the globe gathered in Washington D.C., at...
  • UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a revolutionary experimental therapy, which has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. The treatment involves the use of a...
  • UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a new process that delivers a key substance that fuels the growth of pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. The findings could lead to not only new diagnostic methods but also new...
  • Cats can control the minds of mice
    Cat urine contains a chemical that 'controls' mice
    Cats and mice. Cat and mouse. Games of cat and mouse. Everybody knows about cats and mice; it's a stereotype that comes from the fact that cats chase mice, because mice are among domestic cats' primary prey. They're good meals, and...
  • Screen grab of a news release promoting the now defunct MCPS Seven Keys to College Readiness.
    Fact checking Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland
    According to the 2015 Data Book issued by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, in 2011-2012, 50.1% of Montgomery County residents entering the state institutions of higher learning needed remediation. Figures published in the 2014 Data Book...
  • Robotics Challenge
    Answer Surveys And Earn Money
    As the old saying goes, you can't get something for nothing. The old saying is right. You can't earn money for doing nothing, but there are ways to earn money by doing very little.There are many ways to earn money by doing very little. Of...
  • New study furthers understanding of how memories are formed
    New study furthers understanding of how memories are formed
    A new study by researchers at UCLA and the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom has advanced knowledge on how the brain forms new memories. The findings could result in the development of new therapies to prevent cognitive impairment in...
  • Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    According to a new study, women with low—or no—sex drive may have a heart problem, not on an emotional basis, rather a medical basis. The study showed that low heart rate variability, the variation in the time that lapses between one...
  • Telomeres
    Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging
    In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was...
  • UCLA football players to aid concussion research
    UCLA football players to aid concussion research
    A current focus of sports-related research is on concussions, which are a common occurrence in football and other contact sports. Now, UCLA researchers are engaging their own Bruin football team in their research projects. The studies are expected...
  • Cocaine increases risk of HIV infection reports UCLA study
    Cocaine increases risk of HIV infection reports UCLA study
    A new UCLA study has provided further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system; thus, making the user more susceptible to an HIV infection. The findings were published online on June 18 in the journal Scientific Reports. For the study,...
  • Family findings
    Integrating the family tree
    How can one integrate all content areas into one unit and still keep a student's or my child's interest? Create a unit that starts with the child as the star. A genealogy research will create a timeline and family tree of your child'...
  • Subjects wanted for promising Alzheimer’s research
    Subjects wanted for promising Alzheimer’s research
    Alzheimer’s disease research is ongoing throughout the nation, and with the influx of Baby Boomers into the senior population, the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to soar. A new clinical trial, the NOBLE study, is underway...
  • New UCLA research focused on autism sufferers who overreact to auditory stimuli
    New UCLA research focused on autism sufferers who overreact to auditory stimuli
    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overreact to auditory stimuli. Parents of these children are well aware of this problem. Now, UCLA researchers have discovered that these children have brains that react differently than those with...
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