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3 in 10 Former NFL Players Will Get Alzheimer's, Dementia

Nearly 30 percent of former NFL players will develop brain conditions like Alzheimer’s or a less debilitating form of dementia, according to a report released Friday by the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association. 138 more words

Autism Symptoms Disappeared With Behavioral Therapy In Babies

For the first time, researchers report that treating early signs of autism in infants as young as 6 months can essentially help them to avoid developmental delays typical of the disorder. 1,269 more words

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $8.6 Million in a Single Day

The ALS Association received $8.6 million in donations Tuesday as proceeds from the ice bucket challenge continued to pour in at record rates.

The association has begun posting daily tallies from the fundraiser on its website, … 134 more words

Kids With a Parent In Jail Need Special Care, Research Says

Having a parent in jail is associated with more behavioral problems and learning disabilities in kids compared to children of divorced parents or a parent who has died, according to a new study. 237 more words

The story of your life before you're even born

This was a piece I wrote for a competition under the question of “why is your research important?”. It didn’t win or anything but I really enjoyed writing it and thought it might be a nice read so have now put it up here… 733 more words


Study: 9/11 Dust Cloud Likely Caused Widespread Pregnancy Complications

Expecting mothers who lived near the World Trade Center when the twin towers fell on September 11, 2001 were more likely to give birth prematurely and have babies with low birth weights, according to… 311 more words

Meet Your Student Callers: Irum, Class of 2016

Once a month, we’ll profile one of the amazing Phonathon students working in UMBC’s call center. This week, say hello to student caller Irum, class of 2016. 287 more words