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March 03, 2019
Sleep apnea may be linked to higher levels of Alzheimer's biomarker in brain
People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer's disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps with memory, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019.

Women call ambulance for husbands with heart attacks but not for themselves
Women call an ambulance for husbands, fathers and brothers with heart attack symptoms but not for themselves.

Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions
Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers have better long-term survival
Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers for lifesaving treatment have better long-term survival than those transferred from another hospital, reports a large observational study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019, a European Society of Cardiology congress.

Drying without dying: How resurrection plants survive without water
A small group of plants known as 'resurrection plants' can survive months or even years without water.

Truth telling about tobacco and nicotine
In 'Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine,' PRC researchers explain that, although there is agreement among researchers about evidence that vaping can be less harmful than combustible cigarettes, the tobacco control community remains divided about how to communicate -- or even whether to communicate -- information about the relative risks of tobacco and nicotine products.

Light pulses provide a new route to enhance superconductivity
Scientists have shown that pulses of light could be used to turn materials into superconductors through an unconventional type of superconductivity known as 'eta pairing.'

Mayo Clinic study: Sleep apnea may be tied to increased Alzheimer's biomarker in brain
People who stop breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of the toxic protein tau, a biological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, in part of the brain that manages memory, navigation and perception of time.
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