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    How Odd Behavior in Some Young Horses May Reveal a Cause of Autism

    By gently squeezing maladjusted foals, veterinary researcher John Madigan recreates the experience of traveling through the birth canal, lowering the levels of certain neurosteroids and “waking up” the young horses.Joe Proudman / UC Davis As a toxicologist at the University of California, Davis, Isaac Pessah focuses on how different molecules regulate human brain function and […]

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    Drug Users Are Secretive; Their Sewers Tell All

    In London’s waste system, like this stretch of the King’s Scholars Pond Sewer, concentration of urinary biomarkers for ecstasy is among the highest of any European city. Jon Doe via Flickr The sewage doesn’t lie.  People, however, are less than honest when asked about things like their illicit drug use. Each year, the National Survey […]