Nocturnal leg cramps more common in summer

Painful nocturnal leg cramps are about twice as common during summer than in winter, found a new study. Because quinine is commonly prescribed to treat leg cramps, researchers looked at the number of new quinine prescriptions for adults over 50 years of age in British Columbia, Canada, from Dec. 1, 2001 to Oct. 31, 2007. They found that prescriptions for quinine peaked in British Columbia in July as did Google searches for leg cramps. —> Read More Here

New strategy to combat ‘undruggable’ cancer molecule

Three of the four most fatal cancers are caused by a protein known as Ras; either because it mutates or simply because it ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ras has proven an elusive target for scientist trying to cure the deadly diseases. Now a group of researchers has discovered an unknown way for RAS to find its proper place in the cell. Their discovery may lead to completely novel approaches to curing cancer. —> Read More Here

Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes

The largest-ever autism genome study reveals that the disorder’s genetic underpinnings are more complex than previously thought: Most siblings who have autism have different autism-linked genes. The study’s data is part of the historic first upload of approximately 1,000 autism genomes to the Autism Speaks MSSNG portal in Google Cloud Platform. The data will be openly available for global research in order to speed understanding of autism and the development of individualized treatments. —> Read More Here

Possible therapeutic target for common, but mysterious brain blood vessel disorder

Tens of millions of people worldwide have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations. These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, and hemorrhages, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Now, cardiovascular scientists have studied this pathway in heart development to discover an important set of molecular signals, triggered by CCM-linked gene defects, that potentially could be targeted to treat the disorder. —> Read More Here

Scientists discover a new blood platelet formation mechanism

A new cellular mechanism, called the endocycle, encourages the formation of platelets, the cells needed to coagulate blood. In mouse models, endocycles can help to control thrombocytopenia, a disease caused by a deficit in platelet production that causes heavy haemorrhaging. The new process could act as an alternative source of platelets when the normal mechanisms fail. —> Read More Here

This Is What New York City Of The Past Looked Like Blanketed In Snow

Yes, there’s a blizzard settling over 7 states and 29 million people. It’s expected to drop up to three feet of snow over parts of the Northeast, and residents are prepping for the worst.

New York City has found itself facing mountains of snow before, and HuffPost’s photo editors complied these historical images of the city blanketed by blizzards from as far back as 1888.

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