Machine-learning method shows neurodegenerative disease can progress in newly identified patterns

Neurodegenerative diseases—like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s—are complicated, chronic ailments that can present with a variety of symptoms, worsen at different rates, and have many underlying genetic and environmental causes, some of which are unknown. ALS, in particular, affects voluntary muscle movement and is always fatal, but while most […]

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Ravens cut Daryl Worley

The Ravens released veteran cornerback Daryl Worley on Tuesday, the team announced. Worley played in the Week 2 loss to the Dolphins, seeing action on five defensive snaps and four on special teams. He appeared in four games last season, including one with Baltimore. The Ravens made a number of moves on their practice squad, […]

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Diet high in guar gum fiber limits inflammation and delays multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice

Diets high in guar gum, a common food additive and dietary fiber, limit inflammation and delayed the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms in mice, according to new research by members of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Microbiology and Immunology department. The team’s findings were published in Cell Reports. “The rapid increase of autoimmune […]

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Union seeks representation election for 3,000 JetBlue ground workers

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) said on Friday it is filing an application seeking an election to represent about 3,000 JetBlue ground workers. Th union will file an application with the National Mediation Board. The union argues JetBlue workers are receiving below-standard industry pay rates and benefits. JetBlue opposes the effort. […]

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