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Midlife Changes in Alzheimer’s Biomarkers May Predict Dementia

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Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will develop dementia years later, according to new research.

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Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits

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Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment’s notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality. And according to a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, such a system would both be cost-effective and greatly reduce per-mile emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Upgrades to ATLAS and LHC Magnets for Run 2 and Beyond

At the beginning of June, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European research facility, began smashing together protons once again. Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory were busy throughout Long Shutdown 1, undertaking projects designed to maximize the LHC’s chances of detecting rare new physics as the collider reaches into a previous unexplored subatomic frontier.

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‘Decorative’ Molecule on Brain Cells Affects Motor Skills, Learning and Hyperactivity

New research suggests that a molecule commonly found “decorating” brain cells in higher animals, including humans, may affect brain structure. The study showed that small changes made in how sialic acid attaches to cell surfaces can cause damaged brain structure, poor motor skills, hyperactivity and learning difficulties in mice.

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Researchers Develop World’s Most Sensitive Test to Detect and Diagnose Infectious Disease, Superbugs

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Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs—C. difficile and MRSA among them—could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens.