Pplkpr: If real friendship makes your heart beat faster, this absurdly-named app isn't for you

I've always found the idea of falling out of touch with people to be a bit stressful. I'm that annoying guy who emails you two years after we last spoke to casually ask how you are, when it ...

9 hours ago from The Independent

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U.S. should make it easier to study marijuana, pediatrics group says

Statement urges reclassifying drug as acceptable for medical use

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Science Now

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Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of dramatically increasing in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people in the state's most populous ...

11 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Drug delivery drones shouldn't surprise us smugglers have used everything else

It will come as no surprise to anyone that drugs are big business, so when a drone crashed in a car park of a US border town weighed down with several kilos of narcotics, it was just another ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Do sugary drinks trigger early puberty in girls?

There's a link between sugary beverages and early puberty, regardless of girls' body size. We look at what the underlying cause could be

17 hours ago from Newscientist

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'Genetic firewall' holds engineered microbes captive

Newly invented strains of E. coli require artificial amino acids, promising better safeguards for biomedical and industrial uses

Wed 21 Jan 15 from Science Now

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Brain region vulnerable to aging is larger in those with longevity gene variant

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes

The largest-ever autism genome study, funded by Autism Speaks, reveals that the disorder's genetic underpinnings are even more complex than previously thought: Most siblings who have autism ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Using stem cells to grow new hair

In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Does getting 'expensive' drug affect how much patient benefits?

People's perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to a new study of people with Parkinson's disease ...

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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