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A closer look at the blood-brain barrier

(Medical Xpress)—Thousands of people today have various kinds of stimulators placed deep in their brains in the hope of curing their ills. Many others require systems of tubes, catheters, and shunts penetrating ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Listening to the inner voice

(Medical Xpress)—Perhaps the most controversial book ever written in the field of psychology, was Julian Janes' mid-seventies classic, "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind." ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Carnivorous mushroom reveals human immune trick

A carnivorous oyster mushroom defends itself against pest roundworms and can eat them too. One of the tricks it has is a hole-punching protein, just like one used by our immune system. Scientists say the humble oyster mushroom ...

Feb 05, 2015
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The genetics of coping with HIV

We respond to infections in two fundamental ways. One, which has been the subject of intensive research over the years, is "resistance," where the body attacks the invading pathogen and reduces its numbers. Another, which ...

Sep 16, 2014
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