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Mutant protein takes babies' breath away

Babies start breathing in the womb, inhaling and exhaling irregularly at first, and then gradually more and more, until the day when they're born and have to do it all the time. But premature babies sometimes ...

Nov 24, 2014
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Have faith in the flu shot

Flu season is now peaking. The rate of effectiveness for this year's vaccine has been disappointing, with at least half the states reporting widespread incidence of influenza. Dr. Paul Skolnik, an infectious ...

Jan 23, 2015
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Study reveals lack of data on opioid drugs

A National Institutes of Health white paper that was released today finds little to no evidence for the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the treatment of long-term chronic pain, despite the explosive recent ...

Jan 13, 2015
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A new tool for visualizing DNA, protein sequences

(Medical Xpress)—A group of researchers and students from UConn and Harvard Medical School have developed a new Web program that will help scientists visually analyze DNA and protein sequence patterns faster ...

Oct 10, 2013
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Sniffing out Parkinson's

A team of neuroscientists in UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has mapped the brain’s nerve connections that help control the sense of smell, which could add another brain region to the list ...

Sep 23, 2011
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How do we learn to speak and read?

Do you remember how you learned to speak? Most people do not recall learning how to talk, or know how it is that they can understand others. The process involves a complex coordination of moving air from our ...

Dec 02, 2011
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Why people start and stick with yoga

As the new year begins, millions of Americans will start off 2015 in pursuit of some resolution, whether it's quitting smoking, landing a better job, or getting in shape for warmer weather. Many will likely ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Smoking out the facts in the E-cigarette debate

Electronic cigarettes seem to have become as ubiquitous as the vapor they produce. Their popularity has been skyrocketing over the past two years, even in the midst of a fierce debate about their potential ...

Sep 30, 2014
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