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'One century minus a baker's dozen:' Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

‘Feeling of presence’ demystified

'Feeling of presence' demystified

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 17, 2014

Mountaineers sometimes report the sensation of a nearby presence as they scale great heights, as if someone was right behind them—off to the left or the right a bit—but out of sight. Healthy minds ...

Bipolar risk gene behavior revealed

Psychiatric risk gene, in detail

By Contributing Writer Abby Seitz

November 10, 2014

New research from Northwestern University may provide a better understanding of the biological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases.In a study published Oct. 22 in the journal Cell, NU researchers used supe...

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

November 10, 2014

Microorganisms the human body comes into contact with play a role in determining the health of the immune system and whether or not people become sick. However, these organisms invisible to the naked ey...

Skin-deep smell receptors speed up healing process

Skin-deep smell receptors speed up healing process

November 3, 2014

Olfactory receptors—the type of receptors in the human body responsible for the sense of smell—were first detected outside the nose in 2003. They were found in sperm cells, to be exact. Since then,...

High-fructose diet leaves mice absent minded

High-fructose diets leaves mice absent-minded

October 27, 2014

In a Barnes maze, under a bright overhead light, rats make their way around a surface resembling a round dining table ringed with holes—each one a potential “escape box”—and use cues to search...

Pediatric medicine's damaging oversight

Pediatric medicine’s damaging oversight

October 13, 2014

In 1889, pediatric surgeon William Hill was removing the tonsils from children with obstructed airways to alleviate their struggles with breathing when he noticed unforeseen side effects of the procedure. T...

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