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Role of amyloid beta in brains of people with Alzheimer's under scanner
The deposition of amyloid beta in the brains of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's is being studied in research into both the cause and treatment of the disease. ANI

Starvation during infancy 'may up risk of cardiac complications later in life'
In a new study, scientists have tried to make new strategies to identify people who experienced intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and starvation during childhood at greatest risk of developing long term heart complications. ANI

Now, tales from the crypt could help in fight against cancer
Intestinal crypts have been found to hold a special population of intestinal stem cells that respond to damage and help prevent cancer, a study says. ANI

It's official: Fast food is linked to depression
Eating commercial baked goods like fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, and fast food like hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza is linked to depression, a new study has revealed. ANI

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