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ORI sanctions collaborator of Nobel winner Buck for data fabrication

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The Office of Research Integrity has sanctioned a former researcher in the lab of Linda Buck, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for falsifying data in two papers written with the support of grants from the National Institutes of Health. 217 more words

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Why cutting sugar can control seizures: Scientists identify metabolic regulator of epilepsy

01 Jun 2012

A new study unravels a link between a protein that can modify cellular metabolism in the brain and seizure susceptibility. The research, published by Cell Press in the May 24th issue of the journal Neuron, may lead to the development of new treatments for epilepsy. 371 more words

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Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014

Findings online in JAMA Ophthalmology

Boston – Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision. 610 more words

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Flavonoid compound found in foods and supplements shown to prevent the formation of blood clots - Rutin

18 May 2012

Research findings offer a new direction for a therapeutic agent to prevent stroke, heart attack

BOSTON — A compound called rutin, commonly found in fruits and vegetables and sold over the counter as a dietary supplement, has been shown to inhibit the formation of blood clots in an animal model of thrombosis. 711 more words

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McLean Hospital study finds herbal extract may curb binge drinking - kudzu

18 May 2012

Belmont, MA – An extract of the Chinese herb kudzu dramatically reduces drinking and may be useful in the treatment of alcoholism and curbing binge drinking, according to a new study by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers. 512 more words

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Show Me The Money!

(This post originally appeared on Danish Crowdsourcing Association website)

I strongly believe that as an open innovation tool, crowdsourcing has a bright future, but only if it proves its economic worth. 417 more words

1 in 91 women will may either be helped or harmed by daily aspirin use over 10 years

Genetic variations may modify cardiovascular benefit of aspirin

BOSTON – Aspirin is the gold standard for antiplatelet therapy and a daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. 1,256 more words

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