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Retinal prion disease study redefines role for brain cells

National Institutes of Health scientists studying the progression of inherited and infectious eye diseases that can cause blindness have found that microglia, a type of nervous system cell suspected to cause retinal damage, surprisingly had no damaging role during prion disease in mice. In contrast, the study findings indicated that microglia might delay disease progression.… Read More »

Infants' advances in speech processing play role in language-cognition link

A new Northwestern University study provides the first evidence that infants’ increasingly precise perceptual tuning to the sounds of their native language sets constraints on the range of human languages they will link to cognition. According to the researchers, this reveals that as early as 3 to 4 months, infants’ advances in speech processing play… Read More »

The Role of Honeybees in Beauty

Learn why you should stock your beauty bag with natural products made with help by honeybees! For years, environmental experts have been concerned about the health of honeybees and hives across the country. Apiculturists are still unclear as to what is harming honey bees, but they continue to advocate for the protection of honey bee… Read More »

KLAS: Providers See EHR Vendors Playing Limited Role in Precision Medicine

Many healthcare organizations are moving forward with precision medicine programs, but, so far, there is no single vendor solution covering all areas of precision medicine. With regard to precision medicine technology, many healthcare organization leaders are focused on niche vendors who have the experience and capabilities needed to address the specific challenges inherent in precision… Read More »

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling global mental health crisis

Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle… Read More »