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Neural 'Poisonous Flowers' Could Be The Source of Alzheimer's Plaque, Says Study

Neural ‘Poisonous Flowers’ Could Be The Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque, Says Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long thwarted our best efforts to pinpoint its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ bulging with cellular debris could be the root source of one hallmark of the wretched disease and a beautifully sinister sign of a failing waste disposal system inside damaged brain cells.   …

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Staying 'Conscious' Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Staying ‘Conscious’ Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

General anesthesia is a marvelous thing, knocking us out and blocking our sense of pain in a matter of seconds before surgery. But in rare cases, some people are responsive to their surrounds under general anesthesia, yet they cannot remember what happened afterwards.   This is called ‘connected consciousness‘, and now the largest study of …

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