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Study unravels new insights into a Parkinson’s disease protein

An epifluorescence microscope image shows clumps of human alpha-synuclein aggregating in the neurons of a fruit fly larva. Credit: Anderson, Hirpa, Zheng, Banerjee and Gunawardena, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Jan. 2020. The image is cropped from a graphic published in the journal article, which is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution …

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Study gauges efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm

Preventative chemotherapy for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the Americas region. Credit: Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization official photo (CC BY 4.0) Taenia solium—also called pork tapeworm—is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient santiation and where pigs roam …

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Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the study, published …

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Study contests use of smoked cannabis in treatment of cocaine addiction

Researchers in Brazil evaluated cocaine and crack addicts undergoing rehabilitation for six months and observed a higher relapse rate and worse cognitive impairment among patients who smoked cannabis to try to mitigate their craving for cocaine. Credit: USP A Brazilian study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence shows …

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