Neuroscience

Why the language-ready brain is so complex

In a review article published in Science, Peter Hagoort, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University and director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, argues for a new model of language, involving ...

Cardiology

Exploring the role of insulin in heart disease among men

Men have shorter life expectancy than women, in part due to the higher rates of heart disease among men. To address this disparity, heart disease is now being considered with the well-established evolutionary biology theory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New book explores how we make decisions when faced with uncertainty

For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North Carolina Legionnaires' case count climbs to 79

(HealthDay)—The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to a North Carolina state fair now stands at 79, including 55 people hospitalized and one death.

Genetics

Why we age: New theories gaining ground

Why do we age? It's a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting to get some answers. Here is the story so far.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Using math to help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases

Protein aggregation—in which misfolded proteins clump together to form large fibrils—has been implicated in many diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and type II diabetes. While the exact role these fibrils play ...

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