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  • Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons
    on June 25, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This is shown by research on survivors from the 1988 gas attacks against Kurdish Halabja in Iraq. […]

  • Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively
    on June 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism like eye movement can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and spurring much needed new research. […]

  • ‘Goldilocks’ neurons promote REM sleep
    on June 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temperature is ‘just right’. Neuroscientists show that melanin-concentrating hormone neurons within the hypothalamus increase REM sleep when the need for body temperature defense is minimized, such as when sleeping in a warm and comfortable room temperature. These data have important implications for the function of REM sleep. […]

  • Immune system can slow degenerative eye disease
    on June 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease. This surprising discovery contradicts previous studies of other eye diseases suggesting that the complement system worsens retinal degeneration. […]

  • Brighter possibilities for treating blindness
    on June 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Advances in preclinical research are now being translated into innovative clinical solutions for blindness, a review shows. […]

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