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Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down

Scientists ID Gene Mutation That May Triple Alzheimer's Risk

About 1 percent of people have 'TREM2' mutation, researcher says

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say

Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study

Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma

Devices appear to reduce pressure in the eye, studies find

DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk

Large study shows association, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Loss of Key Blood Cell Gene Tied to Anemia, Animal Research Suggests

Seniors, women of childbearing age and kids at greatest risk for the blood disorder, researchers say

Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?

Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

New Drug May Help Those Who Can't Take Statins

Study found it lowered LDL cholesterol as well as high doses of statins

An Elephant That Speaks Korean?

The animal adapted his vocalizations to form a social bond with human companions, researchers suggest

Redheads May Face Higher Risk of Melanoma, Even Without Sun Exposure

Study in mice suggests independent threat from genetic mutation

Stem Cells to Cartilage? Promising Results Seen in Mice

Arthritis treatment is one long-range possibility, researcher says

Secret of Anesthesia Revealed, Study Says

Mice provide clues to how you're 'put to sleep'

Many Studies' 'Wow' Results Usually Fade in Follow-Up

Most treatments offer only modest benefits, reports large review

Stimulation Device for Esophagus Might Ease GERD Symptoms

Three small, early studies found the device helped for at least a year

Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C May Thwart Liver Cancer

Incidence halved by treatment, study finds

3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows

New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose

Egg Freezing as Viable as 'Fresh' Eggs, Fertility Experts Say

As with traditional method, less success with pregnancies seen in older women

Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?

Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

Is Your Brain Working as You Nap?

The right hemisphere 'is doing important things in the resting state,' researchers say

New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests

Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

Docs: Heart Device Might Be Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy

Ohio man among the first to receive the technology, aimed at preventing fatal heart failure

Vaginal Ring Delivers HIV Drug in Animal Study

If it works in women, it could be used for other medicines, researchers say

Obesity Helps Spur Cancer's Growth, Mouse Study Suggests

Finding might explain why obese cancer patients fare worse than normal-weight peers

Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell

Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

Zinc Harder to Absorb in Old Age, Animal Study Shows

Nutrient deficiency is associated with inflammation, cancer, heart disease, diabetes

Drugs to Prevent Alzheimer's to Be Tested in Large Trial

New treatments target amyloid beta plaque; volunteers destined to have the brain disease

Blood Test May Spot Rare Lung Cancer

Marker in plasma rises when asbestos-linked mesothelioma is present, study says

What Drives Your Daily Biological Clock?

Work with fruit flies leads to promising discovery, researchers say

Experimental Vaccine Might Help Women Already Infected With HPV

Small study found it spurred an immune response in women who had precancerous cervical lesions

New Gene Test Predicts Whose Mouth Lesions Might Be Cancerous

Developer says it eventually may allow earlier detection, treatment

Blood Test May Spot Serious Health Risks in Women

New biomarker reveals odds of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, study says

New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study

Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

Experimental Drug May Limit Stroke Damage

Might even reduce brain lesions when given before stroke occurs, expert says, but findings are preliminary

Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored

Part of the brain keeps working through sleep and anesthesia to process information

Electronic Health Records Aid Diabetes Control

Researchers found that the records can help doctors better target treatment, testing

Researchers Map Vision in Brain

Study of brain structure may boost efforts to find ways to restore sight

Early Humans Commonly Consumed Meat, Researchers Say

Lesions on skull fragment indicate that meat was regular part of diet more than a million years ago

Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials

Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information

Genetic Disorder Test for Newborns May Speed Up Diagnoses

Not yet ready for hospital use, it might allow doctors to confirm and treat conditions sooner

'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

Retina's Thickness May Be Tied to Severity of MS, Study Suggests

If true, it might be a useful tool to measure the effectiveness of treatments

Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?

Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness

Genetic mutation associated with hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 1 and other cases, study says

Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression

Experimental drug combo postponed resistance to therapy by 4 months, study showed

Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS

Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds

Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth

But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Study is preliminary and doctors says it's soon to know if the association is important