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  • Softeners in plastics may affect masculinity in young boys, study says

     
    Boys born to mothers who have above-normal levels of the controversial chemicals known as phthalates in their urine are less likely to exhibit masculine behavior, a new study has found. Phthalates, which block the activity of male hormones such as...
  • Rodent of the Week: Chemo disrupts birth of new brain cells

     
    Many people refer to something called chemo-brain that occurs while on chemotherapy. The medications, while attacking cancer cells, also seem to affect cognitive function. A new study depicts what happens in the brain from these potent drugs and...

    Experimental drug shows some benefit for Huntington's disease

     
    An experimental drug call latrepirdine has produced a small improvement in the mental abilities of some patients with Huntington's disease, a finding that sets the stage for a larger clinical trial. Although the improvement was modest, the study marks...

    Brain wash

     
    Time: A new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) suggests sleep is necessary for the brain to get rid of waste. The study, published in the journal Science, also reveals that the brain’s cells shrivel up...

    Osteoporosis Drug Promotes Healing of Fractures

    Osteoporosis Drug Promotes Healing of Fractures
    A drug used to treat severe osteoporosis promotes healing of hard-to-mend fractures in the elderly and others, reducing pain and time spent in nursing homes, researchers said Tuesday. In preliminary studies, 93% of 145 patients who had unhealed bone...