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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Leila Wehbe, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, talks about the experiment as an image that used brain scans made from volunteers in a recent experiment is displayed in her office on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. Images show a combination of data and graphics compiled as…

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

The brain-scanning MRI machine that was used at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, for an experiment on tracking brain data is seen on campus Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Volunteers where scanned as each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was flashed for half a …

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Scott Kurdilla, a medical research technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, waits for a volunteer for a brain scan experiment on campus in Pittsburgh on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. The brain-scanning MRI machine at the center was used in a recent experiment where each word of a chapter of "H…

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Leila Wehbe, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, talks about an experiment that used brain scans made in this brain-scanning MRI machine on campus, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Volunteers where scanned as each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"…

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Images from brain scans were made as volunteers read a chapter in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” during research on how the brain processes words or sentences.

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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

WASHINGTON — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it’s the perfect excerpt from the young wizard’s many adventures to give their subjects.

November 27, 2014 1:12 am Photos

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Study: Suspected vampires' graves excavated in Poland

The dead were buried with sharp sickles across their throats meant to sever their heads if they tried to rise as vampires to prey on the living. Rocks were propped beneath their chins to keep them from biting.

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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood “pre-cancer” — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetimes that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing thes…

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Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.

November 26, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Health insurance signups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration is bringing the Affordable Care Act to the mall for the busiest shopping days of the holiday season.

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Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

FILE - This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a surgical procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says t…

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Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockage

FILE - This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a surgical procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says t…

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Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

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Sometimes having anemia can be a good thing

For years we've been told that anemia and iron deficiency are nothing short of evil.

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HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

CDC study: As of 2011, two-thirds of those diagnosed were forgoing treatment.

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Facing health-law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Obama’s health-care law.

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

A Google-owned company developed a spoon to make it easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s disease to eat.

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Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Dr. Fernando D. Martinez's one-hour lecture is called "Early Origins of Asthma and COPD."

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Egg freezing's popularity is booming, but it offers no guarantees

Egg freezing's popularity is booming, but it offers no guarantees

ROCKVILLE, Md. — After the abrupt end of her marriage, Tiffany Angelo gave herself a few months to grieve. Then she moved on. Not to the next romance, but to something she could plan for: the children she deeply desired and would still have. With or without her ex.

November 23, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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