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Little Evidence Brain Games Boost Intelligence or Prevent Dementia

Computerized brain games that are advertised as a way to help boost intelligence and prevent dementia will be popular Christmas gifts this year. But there’s little scientific evidence to support these industry claims.

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CIA Report to Push Conversation on Ethical and Effective Interrogation Methods

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How Is “Drone Journalism” Testing the First Amendment and the FAA?

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Fracking Ban the Right Economic, Environmental and Health Decision

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U.Va. Cell Biologist to Lead Microsoft Founder’s $100 Million Cell Science Institute

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U.Va. professor and administrator Rick Horwitz, will lead a new Cell Science Institute created by Microsoft founder Paul Allen.

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AAN Calls for More Research on Medical Marijuana for Brain Diseases

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling for more research on the use of medical marijuana for brain, spine and nervous system disorders in a new position statement released by the AAN, the world’s largest association of neurologists with more than 28,000 members.

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Migraine May Double Risk for Facial Paralysis

Migraine headache may double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis, called Bell’s palsy, according to a new study published in the December 17, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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‘Sugar-Coated’ Microcapsule Eliminates Toxic Punch of Experimental Anti-Cancer Drug

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Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a sugar-based molecular microcapsule that eliminates the toxicity of an anticancer agent developed a decade ago at Johns Hopkins, called 3-bromopyruvate, or 3BrPA, in studies of mice with implants of human pancreatic cancer tissue. The encapsulated drug packed a potent anticancer punch, stopping the progression of tumors in the mice, but without the usual toxic effects.

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Vanderbilt Historian Says Cuba Embargo Must Go Next

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The Medical Minute: Full Health Effects of ‘Vaping’ Still Unknown

Cigarettes have been convicted of many crimes over the years. But the jury's still out on whether their younger, more fashionable cousins – electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – will meet the same fate.

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