Protein levels in spinal fluid correlate to posture and gait difficulty in Parkinson's
Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study has found.
Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacks
A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If the inflammation lingers, it can lead heart failure. The inflammation can also claim another victim -- the kidneys. New research shows that a bioac
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia
Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
David Gilliland gives RBR a top 15 finish in first Daytona 500
Veteran car owner Ricky Benton, who has fielded a truck with 79 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2010, entered the 500 for the first time with Gilliland behind the wheel of the No. 92 Black’s Tire Service/Carquest Auto Parts Ford.Bento
Lindsey Vonn set to compete in last Olympic women's downhill
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is set to compete in her last Olympic downhill, but she says she'd rather not focus on that right now. Vonn, the downhill gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, is generally considered the favorite at the Py
The Porsche star secured one of the best seats in Supercars for this year's three long-distance races, inking a deal to partner fellow Kiwi van Gisbergen in a factory Holden at Sandown, Bathurst, and the Gold Coast.He's now revealed that it all started with
Mozilla and NSF awards $380K to small projects connecting the unconnected
The FCC may be hard at work at “bridging the digital divide,” as Chairman Pai so frequently puts it, and the Connect America Fund II will help. But while the big players are setting up, people all over the U.S. are going without reliable int
Humans sow seeds of destruction by abusing poor robot just trying to walk through a door
You may remember last week that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, a trim and yellow Spot Mini, has learned to open doors. Seems like at this point you don’t want to anger them. They will find you. Or rather, they’ll find the company’
Refugee resettlement bill's legality debated before hearing
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota would suspend refugee resettlements from countries on «any federal travel ban list» under a measure awaiting a legislative hearing that critics argue would be struck down by the courts if it ever becomes law. The b
Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease. Park officials said Tuesday the animals were capture
Detroit art museum hosting baseball-themed exhibition
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles. «Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA» runs March 30 through Sept. 16. Cards, memorabi
Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.
Koinex to list two global crypto-assets on their exchange
In a first, Koinex, a digital assets exchange, announced that it will be listing two global crypto-assets (tokens) - OmiseGO (OMG) and Request on their exchange.Both these token are sought after assets in the global market mainly because of their efficient an
SBI Card cautions customers against Bitcoin investment
SBI Card today cautioned customers of risks associated with bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, but did not ban use of its credit card for such investments.
With a customer base of over 5 million, SBI Card is the second largest credit card issuer in India.
Olympic biathletes: 'Our country needs to change' on guns
Members of the United States Olympic biathlon team, currently competing in PyeongChang, are not messing around when it comes to calling for America to change its gun laws.
“I support an assault weapons ban,” [Lowell] Bailey said. “I re
HUGE: Democrats flip Kentucky seat Trump won by 49 points, making this the 37th red-to-blue pickup
Break out the bourbon—Democrats just won their 37th red-to-blue state legislative flip of the cycle. This latest win came in Kentucky, where former state Rep. Linda Belcher (not to be confused another important Linda Belcher) defeated Republican Rebecca Jo
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to weaken state gun laws are now complicating his Senate ambitions
Poor Florida Gov. Rick Scott. After a string of horrific mass shootings in his state, in response to which he has done nothing, his continued efforts to protect the interests of the NRA over American citizens now threatens to harm his political ambitions. Ho