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Anomaly! At 35% Discount For Ten More Days

Science2.0 - January 5, 2017 - 2:39pm
I thought it would be good to let you readers of this column know that in case you wish to order the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab" (or any other title published by World Scientific, for that matter) you have 10 more days to benefit of a 35% discount off the cover price. Just visit the World Scientific site of the book and use the discount code WS16XMAS35). -->

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Anomaly! At 35% Discount For Ten More Days

General - January 5, 2017 - 2:39pm
I thought it would be good to let you readers of this column know that in case you wish to order the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab" (or any other title published by World Scientific, for that matter) you have 10 more days to benefit of a 35% discount off the cover price. Just visit the World Scientific site of the book and use the discount code WS16XMAS35). -->

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RNA-Based Treatments Are The Next Big Thing.

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

RNA based treatments for select genetic diseases have made major headlines in the last few months by receiving FDA approval and giving hope to families of suffering children. They are Spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Eteplirsen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD.) 

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Baby Dies From A Supplement in France, But The Vitamin D Didn't Cause It

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

From the “French baby death linked to vitamin dose” headline, you'd think that the vitamin treatment was responsible.

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New, RNA-Based Treatments Are The Next Big Thing. How Do They Work?

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

RNA based treatments for select genetic diseases have made major headlines in the last few months by receiving FDA approval and giving hope to families of suffering children. They are Spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Eteplirsen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD.) 

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RNA-Based Drugs Are Curing Diseases. How Do They Work?

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

RNA based treatments for select genetic diseases have made major headlines in the last few months by receiving FDA approval and giving hope to families of suffering children. They are Spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Eteplirsen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD.) 

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Baby Dies in France, But Not from Vitamin D

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

“French baby death linked to vitamin dose” from this headline you think that the vitamin treatment was responsible. They correct that misunderstanding in the text, but not until paragraph 4

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Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Among Older Millennials

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

The overdose epidemic sweeping the nation is hitting some demographics harder than others. Heroin overdose deaths began to skyrocket in 2010. New data shows that of all groups, older millennials, those aged 25-34, are the likeliest to die from a heroin overdose.

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For Elderly, Hour-Long Napping Helps Brain Function, Study Says

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

In a new study of elderly Chinese, researchers sought to learn if mid-day napping was beneficial – and if so – when it was best to do, and for how long to achieve optimal results. They concluded that for adults 65 and older, post-lunch, one-hour naps improved mental performance as compared to those who napped longer, shorter or not at all.

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Super-Sizing On The South Shore

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

My work day last spring had been frustrating; the writing had gone slowly (and not too well). In my desire to write an acceptable paper had I forgotten how my neighbors eat today; I was using too many academic studies with their stark numbers and not enough of today’s eating realities. A reality check of the real world was in order. 

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The Phosphine Accident – A Tragic Chemistry Lesson

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

A tragic accident in Texas was caused by father simply trying to wash it away some pesticide from under his home. Four children died. But the culprit was the water, and the chemistry is simple. Here's why.

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The Phosphine Accident- A Tragic Chemistry Lesson

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

A tragic accident in Texas was caused by father simply trying to wash it away some pesticide from under his home. Four children died. But the culprit was the water, and the chemistry is simple. Here's why.

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Baby Dies in France, But Not from Vitamin D

ACSH - January 5, 2017 - 12:00am

“French baby death linked to vitamin dose” from this headline you think that the vitamin treatment was responsible. They correct that misunderstanding in the text, but not until paragraph 4

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Freud Was Right

Science2.0 - January 4, 2017 - 8:12pm
To be science, there must be a theoretical foundation. What does psychology lack? A theoretical foundation. In fact, the only true theoretical foundation of psychology is widely derided by psychologists and psychiatrists alike, yet much of the world can only name one person in the field - and that person is Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.
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Freud Was Right

General - January 4, 2017 - 8:12pm
To be science, there must be a theoretical foundation. What does psychology lack? A theoretical foundation. In fact, the only true theoretical foundation of psychology is widely derided by psychologists and psychiatrists alike, yet much of the world can only name one person in the field - and that person is Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.
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Cannabis and Strokes: Linked or Not?

ACSH - January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Once again, the echo-chamber nature of press releases serves to promote misleading science and internet "health news" clickbait. This time, it's with headlines claiming that tobacco – not marijuana – boosts early stroke risk. So is this fact or fiction? Let's take a look.

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105-Year-Old Cyclist, Fueled by Healthy Living, Rides On

ACSH - January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

If anyone embodies the ideals of healthy living and longevity, it seems there's no better person than Robert Marchand. The Frenchman's raison d'etre, if you will, includes "a lot of fruits and vegetables, no smoking, just the occasional glass of wine and exercising on a daily basis." Our recommendations exactly.

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Slate: Contrarian with a Hint of Fake Science News

ACSH - January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Besides deceiving readers about science policy, there are plenty of other reasons to avoid Slate. Perhaps best is that the online site loves posting contrarian articles using a time-tested formula to attract readers: Take an obviously-stupid statement and add a headline vigorously defending it. Whether the article is accurate, compelling or well-conceived is an afterthought.

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Breastmilk is Not Anti-Aging Serum

ACSH - January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

As if "lactivists" (aka lactation activists) didn't have enough fodder for their culture war on working women, a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provided yet another reason for them to pile the guilt onto parents who feed their babies formula. 

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Can Valium Kill You?

ACSH - January 4, 2017 - 12:00am

Since it's all the rage these days to preach about how drugs are killing people left and right, it's only natural that drugs like Valium get dragged into the conversation. But how dangerous is it really? You may be surprised.

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