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New Study Shows We May Not Be Aware of Decreased Cognitive Abilities Due to Poor Sleep

We’ve all been there—sleep-deprived and barely functioning while double fisting extra large caramel mocha iced coffees from the Dunkin’s down the street. Even though we […]

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Younger Tackle Football Players Are Likely to Experience CTE Symptoms at an Earlier Age

The younger an athlete is when he starts playing tackle football, the earlier he’ll experience symptoms of cognitive and behavioral impairment, a new study from […]

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BU Researchers Find CTE Can Be Caused By Even Minor Head Injuries

Just four NFL teams are left vying for this season’s Super Bowl, but as the league approaches one of its biggest weekends of the year, […]

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What Pfizer’s Decision to Stop Looking for New Alzheimer’s Drugs Means for Research

The drug giant Pfizer announced Saturday it would end its search for new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, but the decision may not derail researchers […]

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People Hospitalized for Opioid-Related Conditions Are Dying at Higher Rates

The mortality rate among people hospitalized for opioid-related conditions has quadrupled since 2000, according to a new study. Harvard Medical School researchers, whose work was […]

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New Machine Learning Model Could Accurately Detect Breast Cancer

Harnessing the power of machine learning, Boston researchers hope to change breast cancer detection techniques for the better. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT’s […]

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Surgical Super Glue May Revolutionize Post-Op Recovery

When Northeastern University’s Nasim Annabi has a great idea, she sticks with it. Annabi, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern, created a powerful, […]

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This Test Can Diagnose Zika in Less Than 20 Minutes

With a new paper-based test, doctors may be able to diagnose Zika within 20 minutes. The test, born in an MIT lab, could offer a […]

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BU Research: It May Be Possible to Diagnose CTE in Living Patients

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System may have found a way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living […]

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You Could Be Part of a Gigantic Precision Medicine Study

The National Institutes of Health is getting close to kicking off an enormous study that promises to propel precision medicine into the future. The project, which […]

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Science Says You Should Get Your Kids a Pet

A new study says pets, particularly cats, may have health benefits for (very) young children. According to the research, which was published Tuesday in the Journal […]

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Tiny Cups May Pave the Way for Multi-Dose Vaccines

Tiny, biodegradable cups could revolutionize drug delivery and vaccines, thanks to a team of MIT researchers. In a new study, MIT engineers describe a novel […]

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There May (Someday) Be a Way to Reduce Redheads’ Risk of Skin Cancer

Boston University researchers may have found a way to someday protect redheads’ skin from melanoma—aside from heaping on piles of SPF 100. Redheads owe their […]

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Experimental Study Says Zika May Be Able to Treat Brain Cancer

A new study has some in the scientific community buzzing about a so-called “silver lining to Zika.” The paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, […]

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One Drug May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Lung Cancer

It’s a finding that sounds almost too good to be true: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) research suggests that a single drug could cut a […]