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Gates Foundation: 88 grants for unusual research

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation once again veers into the unusual in announcing 88 new grants for research in the sixth round of its grand challenges project. Full story

Missing subtle sarcasm cues may signal dementia

Losing the ability to detect the subtle social clues that help you know when you’re being doused with sarcasm or even dissed with a big fat lie may actually be an early warning sign of dementia, according to a new study. Full story

Inability to Detect Sarcasm May Herald Dementia

People in the early stages of dementia may not be able to tell the truth from lies and sarcasm from sincerity, a new study finds. Full story

Embarrassed? Blame Your Brain

Flushed, red-hot cheeks. Sweating palms. Hearing your rendition of "My Girl" — but you aren't at karaoke. You are in the lab of Virginia Sturm at the University of California, San Francisco, and she's making you watch your own off-key rendition of The Temptations’ 1964 hit.  Full story

Using arm is better for unclogging heart arteries

Doctors may have a better way to do heart diagnostic tests and procedures to open clogged heart arteries. Full story

Broken hip tied to increased risk of stroke

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While suffering a stroke is already known to raise the risk of breaking your hip, new research hints that the reverse might also be true. Full story

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