Singing After Stroke? Don’t Ignore Rhythm

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When a stroke damages speech areas in the brain’s left hemisphere, sufferers often have severe difficulties speaking – a condition known as non-fluent aphasia. A new study published in the journal Brain may lead the way to new rehabilitative therapies for the speech disorders. 

Primatene Mist With CFC To Disappear - Medicine Going Green

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Primatene Mist will not be availble for sale in the United States after December 31, 2011.  Users of Primatene Mist will need a prescription product to treat their asthma.

Exercise During Pregnancy Protects Children From Alzheimer's Disease

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Based on a study performed with specially bred mice, published in the FASEB journal, researchers say pregnant women who exercise may protect their offspring against long-term neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.

Copper Nanowires To Replace Indium - Cheaper Gadgets Coming?

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A new research report indicates that copper nanowires could be in screens and solar cells in the next few years. Duke chemists have developed a technique to organize copper atoms in water to form long, thin, non-clumped nanowires. The nanowires are then transformed into transparent, conductive films and coated onto glass or plastic.

Renewable Carbon Dioxide Sponge - Promising Material For Carbon Fixation!

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Concerned about adding too much carbon dioxide to the atmosphere? Consider a roof top coating on your car with this new material!

Researchers report the development of a strong and reversible sponge-like material to capture and store gaseous carbon dioxide.  Carbon dioxide is considered a green house gas and its control is a pressing environmental problem.

When Do Infants Begin To Discriminate Pain From Touch?

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How early can a human brain differentiate painful stimuli from gentle touches? According to a new study, brain wiring necessary to discriminate between a touch and a painful stimulus is in place from 35-37 weeks of gestation in the human brain.

Pigeons produce "milk" with antioxidants - Genomics of the lactating crop

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Deakin University scientists have revealed some of the secrets behind the pigeon’s rare ability to produce ‘milk’ to feed its young by studying the genes behind pigeon ‘milk’ production. They found that, like mammalian milk, it contains antioxidants and immune-enhancing proteins important for the growth and development of the young.

Researchers show they can reverse stem cell aging process

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Researchers have shown they can reverse the aging process for human adult stem cells, which are responsible for helping old or damaged tissues regenerate. They turned back the clock on adult stem cells aging by suppressing a certain genetic elements called retrotransposons.