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Squirrel Hibernation May Help Stroke Survivors

As winter approaches, squirrels collect nuts and bears gorge on food to gain weight. Animals of all sizes prepare for hibernation, in which they may sleep for up to seven months – something many of us would like to try....

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The First HIV Therapy Came About Before HIV

Drugs are designed to combat existing diseases; it makes little sense to invest time and money into developing a cure otherwise! Sometimes though, a previously discarded drug candidate can resurface years later to make an instant impact. Shelved for years,...

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Use Or Abuse? Corticosteroids For Pain Relief

You may have heard of injured athletes who are made to ‘play through the pain barrier’ with the help of ‘injections’, these are actually corticosteroids – the gold standard of anti-inflammatory medicine. While this is somewhat of a common practice...