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UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Sat, Dec 20 12:00 AM
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by the formation of β-amyloid plaques throughout the brain.Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Fri, Dec 19 09:15 PM

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. To many exiles and their allies, Castro is a dictator who locks up dissenters and snuffs out political discourse. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. As often is the case, the truth lies somewhere in between. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

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Fri, Dec 19 04:50 PM
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scores of protesters denouncing police violence against non-whites rallied alongside dozens of supporters of New York City police officers on Friday in a tense standoff outside City Hall that comes amid weeks of mostly peaceful protests. It was one of the first counter-rallies by police supporters since the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man killed when officers were attempting to arrest him in July. The killing set off a wave of protests against the treatment of minority groups by police. ...Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Fri, Dec 19 04:06 PM

Missouri Prosecutor Releases More Evidence From Ferguson ShootingA woman who swore she saw teenager Michael Brown pummel Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson and charge him “like a football player,” was lying about being at the scene of the controversial police shooting, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Friday.

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Fri, Dec 19 03:52 PM

Obama vows response to North Korea over Sony cyber attackPresident Barack Obama vowed that the United States will respond to the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on the North Korean government. Obama said the cyber attack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that he believed the company made a mistake in canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. "We will respond," Obama told an end-of-year news conference. ...

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Fri, Dec 19 01:39 PM

Hayden, defense attorney for Matanov who is accused of lying to federal investigators about his ties to accused Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, talks to reporters following Matanov's arraignment in federal courtBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city. Stephen Silva, 21, changed his plea from not guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston after reaching a deal with federal prosecutors that was filed under seal. ...

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Fri, Dec 19 12:19 PM

U.S. President Barack Obama reponds to a question during his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that U.S. blacks are better off now than they were when he began his presidency in 2009, but that the gap between blacks and whites remains. "Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office," he told reporters in an end-of-year news conference. "The gap between income and wealth of white and black America persists, and we've got more work to do on that front. ...

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Fri, Dec 19 03:00 AM
Scientists discover that a homing signal in the brain's entorhinal region tells us not only which direction we face, but also which direction to turn so we reach our destination.Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Fri, Dec 19 12:00 AM
Researchers report that an inability to balance on one leg for more than 20 seconds is associated with damage to the brain that would be otherwise asymptomatic.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Fri, Dec 19 12:00 AM
In a study published by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm (C.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Thu, Dec 18 03:00 AM
A new study finds that when older adults who used hearing aids kept them switched on in both ears, they performed better on balance tests than when the devices were switched off.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Tue, Dec 16 01:00 AM
Signs of cognitive decline related to aging populations, and even the severe cognitive losses seen in Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative disorders, may emerge many years earlier, according to...Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
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