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Radiation, Brains, and Exploring the Universe

New studies indicate that ionizing radiation might cause neurodegenerative disease. The implications could be profound for interplanetary or interstellar species.

October 28, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf

Does drinking alcohol—even heavily—protect against ALS?

Everyone knows that ALS is a very bad disease, an awareness underscored by the recent Ice Bucket Challenge. The death of neurons that results in paralysis can be caused by specific genetic mutations.  But in most cases, single genes are not the culprit.

February 6, 2015 — Gary Stix

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