Deciphering how the brain encodes color and shape

LA JOLLA—(June 27, 2019) There are hundreds of thousands of distinct colors and shapes that a person can distinguish visually, but how does the brain process all of this information? Scientists previously believed that the visual system initially encodes shape and color with different sets of neurons and then combines them much later. But a…

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New research raises prospect of better anti-obesity drugs

IMAGE: Neurons in the brainstem become activate in response to heat. By inhibiting these cells in mice, researchers were able to make the animals eat less and burn more calories. view more  Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories—or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from…

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UMN researcher studies hip fracture probability on women in late life

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- June 27, 2019 — New University of Minnesota Medical School research evaluates the impact of multimorbidity on the probability of hip fractures. In an article recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, lead author Kristine Ensrud, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, examines the impact of disease definition, comorbidity…

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Sperm Donors Can’t Stay Secret Anymore. Here’s What That Means.

To be the biological child of an anonymous sperm donor today is to live in a state of perpetual anticipation. Having never imagined a world in which donors could be tracked down by DNA, in their early years sperm banks did not limit the number of families to whom one donor’s sperm would be sold…

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What to know about nipple reconstruction surgery

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Target Pulls New Thread in Bikini Yarn

Would you pay $285 for a skimpy blue bikini with multicolored elastic threaded through multicolored crochet trim? How about $176? Or better yet, $38? These are the options available to crochet-bikini lovers now that Target has jumped into one of the messiest swimsuit tales ever to unravel. The big-box retailer this spring began to offer…

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Medical News Today: What to know about modified radical mastectomy

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What to know about autism in girls

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