Memory Making Linked to Gene and Protein, Research Shows
brain’s hippocampus with fluorescent lighting agent

August 19th, 2014
Discovery of the Arc gene and its like-named protein is leading to breakthroughs in how memories form and are recalled as well as giving hope to developing treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
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Get a Death Grip! Why Snakes Don't Slip When Climbing Trees
A boa constrictor slithers up a tree.
August 19th, 2014
Some snakes seem to be little scaredy-cats, as research finds when climbing trees, they hold on for dear life, using a much greater force than is needed to grip tree trunks. The finding suggests snakes prefer to play it safe than conserve energy.
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Flu Shot Recommended for All Pregnant Women
Flu shot being injected into patient.
August 19th, 2014
Pregnant? Then you should get a flu shot, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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Runtastic Orbit: Fitness Tracker Review
The Runtastic Orbit
August 19th, 2014
The Runtastic Orbit is a fitness tracker that monitors both daily activity and sleep habits, but does it stand out from other fitness trackers?
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Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis
man, doctor, questions, cancer, diagnosis
August 19th, 2014
If diagnosed with cancer, these questions can help you "prepare for battle."
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Beyond Bulletproof: New 'X-Vehicles' Take Stealth to the Extreme
An artistic rendering of an X-vehicle.
August 19th, 2014
Imagine an armored truck that can drive itself, is invisible to enemies and can travel at extreme speeds. That's the type of truck the Pentagon is hoping to develop through its new ground X-vehicle (GXV-T) program.
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How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide 'Missing Link'
supermassive black hole illustration
August 19th, 2014
Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger th
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