Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk

More good news about cholesterol-lowering statin drugs: They may reduce the risk for glaucoma. Previous studies of the link between statin use and glaucoma have produced conflicting results. Now a large study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, offers long-term data. Researchers followed 136,782 health care workers for up to 15 years, tracking statin use and the…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Milan

More than three years have passed since Milan hosted the 2015 World Expo, a six-month extravaganza that generated more than 20 million visitors, corruption inquiries and a budget that ballooned to some 2 billion euros (or more). So was it worth it? In addition to improving infrastructure, the city used the event to position itself…

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Fooling nerve cells into acting normal

IMAGE: Scientists at the University of Missouri used this microscope to discover that a neuron’s own electrical signal, or voltage, can indicate whether the neuron is functioning normally. If that voltage… view more  Credit: University of Missouri Nerve cells, or neurons — specifically the “workhorse cells” involved in walking, breathing and chewing — can adjust to…

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