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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NIH trial tests long-acting HIV medication for people unable to stick to daily regimens

IMAGE: This is a daily medication organizer containing a white tablet. view more  Credit: NIAID A clinical trial to evaluate long-acting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for maintaining HIV suppression in people for whom adhering to conventional daily oral ART has been a challenge has begun at research sites across the United States. The study, called Long-Acting Therapy…

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Researchers create standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international team of researchers, including a psychologist at Oregon State University, has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improve the care for current and future patients with the condition. The team, which includes researchers from nine countries, published its findings Thursday in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Each…

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