Health

Living near fumigant-using farms could increase cancer risk

Around the world, farmers each year coat their fields in hundreds of millions of pounds of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and fumigants. These chemical treatments effectively take care of crop-damaging pests, but many ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Uncovering one of the driving forces of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, currently has no cure or effective therapy, in part due to gaps in our understanding of how the progressive neurodegenerative disorder arises in the brain.

Neuroscience

In Krabbe disease, neurons may bring about their own destruction

The gene defect underlying Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly, independent of its effects on other cell types, according to a new study publishing July 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Daesung ...

Health

On Nutrition: Another look at the Dirty Dozen

Did you ever think that strawberries, spinach and kale would be called "filthy"? Or leafy green vegetables "repeat offenders"? That's exactly how these especially nutritious fruits and vegetables are described in a recent ...

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