What does that sentence say?

Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: ‘Mary apple eats her delicious.’ For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn’t seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across. It has always been thought that, when adults learn a second […]

Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all populations yet studied, providing clues to healthy lifestyle

An 80 year old from the Tsimane (pronounced chee-MAH-nay) group had the same vascular age as an American in their mid-fifties, suggests a new report. The Tsimane people — a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon — have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) […]

Researchers review progress of treating glutamate signalling in depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly acting antidepressant, has emerged as an experimental and potentially promising compound to treat severe depression through a novel drug action mechanism that blocks glutamate receptors. Source: […]

Patients' annual financial burden under Medicare Part D is 'too much too soon'

A study documents the patient out-of-pocket cost burden under Medicare prescription drug plans (known as Medicare Part D) and finds that despite having insurance, Medicare patients using specialty drugs paid thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs in a calendar year. Study authors also propose policy changes that would help patients better predict monthly bills for […]