The first national investigation of Medicare coverage of biologic disease modifying drugs (DMARDs) found that in starting a single biologic DMARD, patients face more than $2,700 in copayments each year before receiving relief from catastrophic coverage. —> Read More
New research from the Monell Center reveals that tumor necrosis factor, an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste. The finding may provide a mechanism to explain the taste system abnormalities and decreased food intake that can be associated with infections, autoimmune disorders, and chronic inflammatory diseases. —> Read More
The brains of babies ‘light up’ in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. —> Read More
Everypony knows about the magical powers possessed by the four-legged residents of Equestria in “My Little Pony.” But what if those magical little ponies weren’t so magical?
Check it out in the clip above, and prepare to have your childhood shattered.
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NASA is extending an opportunity to college and university teams to propose small spacecraft technology projects that they can conduct in collaboration with NASA researchers.
Electronic book lovers beware, your e-reader is watching you: Devices track which novels you read and what time you put it down to go to sleep
The information collected is used to boost sales and grow the UK’s e-book market, suppliers say. But a privacy campaign group called it ‘alarming’ to think that while you’re reading your device is reading you. —> Read More
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