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App could help older adults with memory loss

From time to time, forgetting to pay a bill, misplacing car keys or searching for reading glasses (while you're wearing them) can be an irritating, yet normal, part of life. But for people over the age of ...

Apr 14, 2015
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Improving nutrition in cancer survivors

Stories involving cancer and its devastating consequences are a frequent occurrence in the news. We are constantly being told which foods may cause cancer, and which may prevent it, but how much is fact, and how much is  ...

Apr 13, 2015
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The evidence for musical dyslexia

Music education in the western world often emphasizes musical literacy, the ability to read musical notation fluently. But this is not always an easy task – even for professional musicians. Which raises ...

Apr 08, 2015
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Museums offer array of programs for the disabled

On a recent Sunday, a group of museum visitors sat in front of a large canvas by the French artist Jean Dubuffet as their guide described the work—an abstract painting created with crumpled aluminum foil tinted with oil ...

Apr 07, 2015
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Study identifies Ebola virus's Achilles' heel

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