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Prion evolution takes lessons on diversification from viruses

When prions are transferred from one species to another—like from sheep and cows to mice in the laboratory or to humans in the case of the fatally neurodegenerative variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease—new forms of the infectious proteins can emerge over time that make them deadly to the new host...

January 1, 2010 — Carina Storrs

Music to the (ringing) ears: New therapy targets tinnitus

Loud, persistent ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, can be vexing for its millions of sufferers. This perceived noise can be symptomatic of many different ills—from earwax to aging—but the most common cause is from noise-induced hearing loss, such as extended exposure to construction or loud music, and treating many of its underlying neural causes has proven difficult...

December 28, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Hockey and Concussions

Researchers are asking hockey players to give up their brains to study the long-term impact of concussions. Christie Nicholson reports

December 8, 2009

HIV-related memory loss shares similarity with Alzheimer's

Many people living with HIV report having memory loss or other cognitive problems that can sound a lot like early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Unlike their senior counterparts, however, cognitively impaired people with HIV are often in their 40s and 50s—and the early decline can make it difficult to hold jobs and maintain personal lives...

December 7, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Depression's Evolutionary Roots

Perhaps depression is not a malfunction but a mental adaptation that focuses the mind to better solve complex problems

December 1, 2009 — Paul W. Andrews and J. Anderson Thomson Jr.

Why We Worry

Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress

November 12, 2009 — Victoria Stern
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