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Sleep Laterally

According to researchers at Stony Brook University, sleeping in the lateral position, as opposed to on one’s back or stomach, could help more effectively remove brain waste and be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing such neurological diseases as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  By imaging the brain’s glymphatic pathway with dynamic contrast MRI, Stony Brook University researchers discovered that a lateral sleeping position, the most common among humans and animals, is the best to most efficiently remove waste from the brain.  Brain waste chemicals...
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Ebola Test Kit Developed

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has led to German researchers developing a fast, cheap and accurate test to be performed in patient-care settings without a centralized medical laboratory.  In the parts of West Africa hit hardest by Ebola, a lack of electricity, reliable cold storage and diagnostic equipment pose as major obstacles for technicians trying to test patients for Ebola.  However, a new test developed by researchers at the German Primate Center (DPZ) cuts the time to answer an Ebola diagnosis to just 15 minutes.  This method requires no electricity, and is...