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Melanoma and Parkinson's disease linked

What does skin cancer have to do with Parkinson's disease, the degenerative brain condition that causes tremors, slowed gait and problems with balance and coordination?

February 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Could a blood pressure drug dim bad memories?

In the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , a character played by Jim Carrey visits an eccentric scientist who wipes out the bad memories of his relationship with Kate Winslet's character using a machine that maps their location in his brain and systematically deletes them...

February 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

At AAAS, Al Gore urges scientists to get involved in climate change debate

CHICAGO—Fresh from adding a Grammy to his mantle Sunday, former vice president Al Gore told scientists gathered here for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to push administration officials and the general public for solutions to climate change...

February 14, 2009 — Ivan Oransky

A cure for the common cold? Culprit genome sequenced, but ...

Could the common cold become a thing of the past? Scientists have unraveled the genetic code for all 99 strains of the rhinovirus, but there may be a disconnect between excitement over the feat in the lab versus at pharmaceutical companies that would ordinarily develop a cure or vaccine against infection...

February 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

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