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2:11pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Health

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise For Down Syndrome

By the time people with Down Syndrome reach 40, their brains have the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease.
AJ Cann Flickr – Creative Commons

University of Colorado scientists have published the results of a small but encouraging clinical trial of a drug that’s improved the memories of young adults with Down syndrome. It’s the latest finding in one researcher’s 16 year quest that is both personal and scientific.

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1:58pm

Mon July 23, 2012
PG-13: Risky Reads

'In The Attic': Whips, Witches And A Peculiar Princess

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 5:57 pm

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Simon and Schuster

Gillian Flynn's most recent novel is Gone Girl.

At age 13, I survived almost entirely on green apple Jolly Ranchers and Flowers in the Attic, and to this day I can't look at the book without my mouth watering. My much loved copy must have come from a supermarket (it was impossible to go to a supermarket in the '80s to, say, secretly stock up on green apple Jolly Ranchers, without a V.C. Andrews book lurking by checkout).

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1:50pm

Mon July 23, 2012
World

It's Deja Vu As Pakistan's Political Crisis Deepens

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 3:19 pm

Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is greeted after his election in June. Just weeks later, many Pakistanis expect the nation's Supreme Court may soon attempt to force Ashraf from his position, as it did his predecessor.
Rizwan Tabassum Getty Images

An ongoing political crisis has left Pakistan's government paralyzed and near collapse, as the country's Supreme Court attempts to revive corruption charges against the president in an apparent effort to force his resignation.

Accusations of corruption have always clouded the reputation of President Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Some time ago, the government of Switzerland opened an investigation into Zardari's financial dealings, but the case was closed with no action taken.

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1:44pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

San Francisco Thwarts HIV With Wide Testing, Universal Treatment

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 3:19 pm

HIV patient Darnell Hollie, 47, talks to her doctor Monica Gandhi (right) at San Francisco General Hospital. Her path from drug addict to model patient was "a lot of work, but if you want it, it's there for you," Hollie says.
Richard Knox/NPR

If you show up at the emergency department at San Francisco General Hospital — for any reason — there's a good chance they'll offer you an HIV test.

It's part of a big push, in a city closely associated with the AIDS pandemic, to find nearly all people infected with the virus and get them in treatment right away.

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11:58am

Mon July 23, 2012
Science

CSU Chemistry Professor Receives Presidential Award

Dr. Amy Prieto
Colorado State University

Colorado State University Assistant Chemistry Professor Amy Prieto was recognized by the White House today for her work to develop new methods to create a battery to revolutionize the hybrid/electric vehicle industry. Dr. Prieto has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her work.

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