Oh, Baby! Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks Gives Birth to 1st Child

Welcome to motherhood! Danielle Brooks gave birth to her first child on Saturday, November 16. “She’s perfect,” the new mom captioned an Instagram photo of her baby girl on Monday, November 18, with celebrity pals including Tess Holliday, Janelle Monae, Kandi Burruss, Uzo Aduba and Jennifer Hudson offering their congratulations on the post. The Orange Is the New Black star, […]

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Study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. The study, led by Naftali Kaminski, M.D., the Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine and chief of the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Yale School of […]

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Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how the brain predicts missing visual information

Neuroscientists at the University of Glasgow have gained new insight into how the brain predicts missing visual information when perceiving the outside world. The researchers, from the University’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, discovered that our brains “sketch out” portions of scenes that are not visible—much like how an artist sketches out a scene before filling the remaining details. The […]

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Alex Rodriguez on Parenting With J. Lo: ‘Before She Gets Home, I’m the Boss’

Alex Rodriguez joked about who’s the “boss” in his blended family with wife-to-be, Jennifer Lopez — and no, it’s not him! During an appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna, guest cohost Andy Cohen asked the former Yankees player “who wears the pants” in the power couple’s relationship. “Before she gets home, I’m the boss,” Rodriguez, 44, said on Wednesday, […]

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Connecting the brain and consciousness

What is consciousness? What does it mean to be ‘aware’, and how is our consciousness connected to the physical brain? A recent thesis from Uppsala University explores the philosophical aspects of the issue, and proposes a solution: the ‘intrinsic consciousness’ theory. “We need to combine empirical and conceptual work to assess the significant issues raised by these developments in brain […]

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Chemotherapy sometimes set the stage for drug-resistant leukemia at relapse

Chemotherapy has helped make the most common childhood cancer one of the most curable, but researchers have evidence that the treatment may also prime some patients for relapse. Results published in the journal Blood reported that treatment-induced mutations cause drug resistance in some patients whose acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) returns. “Our study reveals the evolution dynamics of pediatric ALL, which […]

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Protect your heart through the holiday season

(HealthDay)—It’s never too soon to take steps to safeguard your heart health, and that includes being aware of seasonal heart attack triggers. Researchers are trying to understand why, but studies done around the world have noted spikes in deaths from heart-related events during the holiday season. Unlike deaths from the flu, they don’t seem related to cold weather. As one […]

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Can’t stop putting your hand in the candy dish? Scientists may have found why

A national team of scientists has identified a circuit in the brain that appears to be associated with psychiatric disorders ranging from overeating to gambling, drug abuse and even Parkinson’s disease. “We discovered the brain connections that keep impulsivity in check,” said Scott Kanoski, a neuroscientist and associate professor at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “The key […]

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