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Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people and, until now, researchers have believed that dyslexic individuals have difficulty in processing phonemes, or the smallest units of sound, the Los Angeles Times reports. A new study in Science, however, has shown that the issue dyslexic people have is not in their ability...

Latest in Cannabinoid Research

Finding the Right Ratio for Medical Marijuana

Martin Lee, author of Smoke Signals, and director of Project CBD, explains his motivations for pursuing cannabinoid research and his interest in the social history of marijuana. He explains the challenge for doctors and patients seeking treatment with medical marijuana is to find the right ratio between...

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TNF Opens Blood-Brain Barrier at Brain Metastasis Sites

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) –In mice, treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or lymphotoxin makes the blood-brain barrier (BBB) selectively permeable at metastasis sites, researchers from the UK report. “That brain metastasis, which is usually a death sentence for the individual...