Autism and theory of mind

Suppose you are helping your friend search for their missing phone and while they are looking around another room, you find it behind some cushions. When they return, you seize the opportunity to play a prank on them and pretend the phone is still missing. You are able to envision this prank because you know…

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New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

IMAGE: An image of capillaries taken with spectral contrast optical coherence tomography angiography, which is the first technology to capture blood flow and oxygen exchange. view more  Credit: Vadim Backman/Northwestern University EVANSTON, Ill. — More than 40 billion capillaries — tiny, hair-like blood vessels — are tasked with carrying oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches…

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MD Anderson study shows FGL2 protein may be an effective target for glioblastoma

IMAGE: This is Shulin Li, Ph.D. view more  Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON – Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered an immune regulator that appears to dictate glioblastoma (GBM) progression by shutting down immune surveillance, indicating a potential new area of therapeutic investigation. Findings from the preclinical study led…

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‘Why can’t a woman be more like a man?’ studying gender’s role in Alzheimer’s disease

IMAGE: This is Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D. view more  Credit: University of Arizona Health Sciences TUCSON, Ariz. – Alzheimer’s disease hits women harder than men. Nearly two-thirds of Americans who have Alzheimer’s are women, and more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Worldwide, 47 million people are…

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