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The DNA Signature of Lupus

My Uncle suffered from Lupus. The disease itself should have a more sinister sounding name, given the effect it has on the body. Lupus is a form of autoimmune disease which attacks the body and causes an incredible amount of pain. 580 more words


Straight, No Chaser: ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) - The Reason for the Ice Bucket Challenge

It is a beautiful thing to see the national craze of folks bringing attention to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka “Lou Gehrig’s Disease) via the ice bucket challenge. 517 more words


New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorise facts.

As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why.  754 more words


Tip 156: developmental care

Developmental care relates to a broad category of interventions designed to minimise the stress of neonatal intensive care on the preterm infant’s development. Individual approaches, such as kangaroo care, as well as combination approaches, are effective in reducing length of hospitalisation and hospital costs. 14 more words


What Can You Do to Reduce the Risk of Recurrent Strokes in Your Patients: Current Status of Antiplatelet Therapy

Written by:  Ross Finesmith M.D.

Stroke is a common and debilitating neurological condition in which, each year 610,000 persons in the U.S. suffer their first stroke and 185,000 experience a recurrent stroke.1 This means that one of every 4 persons that have a stroke will have more. 1,523 more words


Aping Evolution by Steve Jones - BBC Radio

This is not a MOOC but rather two free BBC radio broadcasts still available on the BBC iPlayer (at the time of writing). Professor Jones is a biologist and expert in evolution as well as being a former winner of the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize. 103 more words