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TOP READ Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everything (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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TOP READ #17: Re-emerging Virus Linked to Paralysis of CO Children (Updated 12/2015)

A cluster of children from Colorado in the USA were treated for muscle weakness or paralysis, which were connected to a nationwide outbreak of a usually rare respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. The study, published in The Lancet, highlights the potential link (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Citicoline Improves Teen/Adult Attention in Two Trials

Two randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled human clinical trials released this month (July 2014) show that citicoline may improve concentration and motor speed. One study on adolescent males and another on adult healthy males leads researchers to believe that this nucleotide may play an important role in improving working memory and overall (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Mercury in Fish Negatively Outweighs Positive Impact of Omega-3s

Little agreement exists as to whether low-level mercury (Hg) exposure causes damage to the central nervous system in adults. Although eating fish is associated with intake of methylmercury, researchers in this field have generally thought that the beneficial effects of a diet rich in long-chain, n-3 fatty acids (N3FA) can (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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