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Do 'Light' Cigarettes Deliver Less Nicotine to the Brain ?

For decades now, cigarette makers have marketed so-called light cigarettes

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Rare Genetic Disorder Gives Clues to Autism, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation

A rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is yielding insight into a possible cause of some neurodevelopmental disorders: structural abnormalities in neurons, or brain cells.

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Balancing the Brain

Neuroscientists at Children's Hospital Boston have identified the first known "master switch" in brain cells to orchestrate the formation and maintenance of inhibitory synapses, essential for proper brain function.

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'Virtual Colonoscopy' Good At Detecting Colorectal Polyps

Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, has been shown to have high accuracy in detecting cancer and precancerous polyps and could serve as a primary screening option for colorectal cancer, according to the results of a major national CT colonography trial.

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Tobacco-Movie Industry Financial Ties Traced to Hollywood's

Remember the glamour days of smoking when such stars as Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall puffed their way into Hollywood legend? When images of John Wayne and Gary Cooper, cigarette in hand, symbolized virility? And Joan Crawford lighting a cigarette was the epitome of elegance?

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