LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- In a development that could have significant ramifications for the nation's health care system, Baby Boomers may well be entering their 60s suffering far more disabilities than their counterparts did in previous generations, according to a new UCLA study. The findings, researchers say, may be due in part to changing American demographics.
BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- Scientists at Hopkins report having used a commercially available drug to successfully “rescue” animal brain cells that they had intentionally damaged by manipulating a newly discovered gene that links susceptibility genes for schizophrenia and autism.
WASHINGTON (ASRN.ORG)- People in sunny, outdoorsy states —Louisiana, Hawaii, Florida — say they're the happiest Americans, and researchers think they know why. A new study comparing self-described pleasant feelings with objective measures of good living found these folks generally have reason to feel fine.
SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG)- Swine flu has swept through about 22 million Americans from April to October, killing an estimated 3,900 people, including 540 children.
LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- Just as fly paper captures insects, an innovative new device with nano-sized features developed by researchers is able to grab cancer cells in the blood that have broken off from a tumor.
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Liz Di Bernardo