Dynamic reorganization of brain circuit with post-stroke rehabilitation

Nagoya City University (NCU) researchers have revealed an interaction between cortico-brainstem pathways during training-induced recovery in stroke model rats, providing valuable insights for improving rehabilitation methods. Upper limb hemiparesis often occurs after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Unilateral upper extremity impairment can substantially disturb patients’ ability to complete activities of daily living. Therefore, continuous improvement of rehabilitation methods is needed to […]

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Papillomaviruses may be able to be spread by blood

Papillomavirus has traditionally been considered strictly a sexually transmitted disease, but a recent study found that rabbit and mouse papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts. Penn State researchers on the study said this raises the possibility that human papillomavirus (HPV) may also be transferable by blood in humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Kim Kardashian: North, Saint Fight Less After Baby Brother Psalm's Arrival

The Kardashian-West household has a new family dynamic! Kim Kardashian admitted that her kids have been getting along better since Psalm’s May birth. “My two older kids would fight a little bit and now, since the baby’s here, everyone gets along, everyone loves each other,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 38, told Entertainment Tonight on Monday, September 9. […]

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Tackling zinc deficiency with a new approach to urine testing

Imperial College London researchers have developed a new urine test that looks to chemical fingerprints for more precise zinc testing. This new approach, outlined in a new paper published in Metallomics, could provide more specific tests to warn of zinc deficiency—particularly in developing countries. Caroline Brogan spoke to lead author Dr. Rebekah Moore, from Imperial’s Department of Earth Science and […]

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Dads Taking Six Months of Parental Leave? It's Not a Fairy Tale, It's Just Sweden

Want to see a rare exhibit of photographs, featuring creatures you’ve only heard about in hushed rumors? The Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., is ready to hook you up. Hint: It’s not unicorns. It’s not even wee Scandinavian fairy folk in pointy hats. It’s an exhibit of photographs of ordinary Swedish dads, simply taking advantage of Sweden’s generous parental leave […]

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