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Bright stars of the brain regulate breathing

Astrocytes - brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape and previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to scientists.

Jul 15, 2010
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Two genes do not make a voter: new research

Voting behavior cannot be predicted by one or two genes as previous researchers have claimed, according to Evan Charney, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science.

Feb 29, 2012
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Co-sleeping is key culprit in sudden infant deaths: study

More than half of sudden unexplained infant deaths occur while the infant is sharing a bed or a sofa with a parent (co-sleeping) and may be related to parents drinking alcohol or taking drugs, suggests a study published on ...

Oct 13, 2009
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Report: Most Americans still live in unclean air

(AP) -- Six in 10 Americans - about 175 million people - are living in places where air pollution often reaches dangerous levels, despite progress in reducing particle pollution, the American Lung Association said in a report ...

Apr 28, 2010
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Message Bears Repeating: Back Sleep Best for Babies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), yet a quarter of all babies, especially those of African-American descent, are not placed on ...

Apr 06, 2010
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Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money

(AP) -- The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.

Apr 05, 2010
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