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In this colorized image of a brain cell from a person with Alzheimer's, the red tangle in the yellow cell body is a toxic tangle of misfolded "tau" proteins, adjacent to the cell's green nucleus. Thomas Deerinck/NCMIR/Science Source hide caption

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Help Other Diseases, Too

By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's.

In this colorized image of a brain cell from a person with Alzheimer's, the red tangle in the yellow cell body is a toxic tangle of misfolded "tau" proteins, adjacent to the cell's green nucleus. Thomas Deerinck/NCMIR/Science Source hide caption

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

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During the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, SeaWorld's float was accompanied by police in Pasadena, Calif. PETA supporters were arrested for protesting the float that day, and PETA claims that a SeaWorld employee posing as a PETA volunteer tipped police off to the protest. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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PETA Says Undercover SeaWorld Employee Posed As Animal Rights Activist

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Ryan Phelan rehearses on the set of SportsCenter at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., in 2007. Years ago, the network had been thought impervious to the seismic shifts shaking the cable landscape. Now, that appears to be changing. Bob Child/AP hide caption

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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

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Jim Gaffigan spent years in stand-up before, finally, someone took a chance on him: that someone just happened to be David Letterman. "The weird thing is, because Letterman thought I was good, everyone changed their mind," he says. "It changed the narrative surrounding me, completely." Courtesy of TV Land hide caption

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From Adman To Stand-Up: Jim Gaffigan's Transition Took A Few Good Naps

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On her album Dallëndyshe, Albanian singer Elina Duni takes up folk songs once used as propaganda by the Communist regime in her home country and reimagines them as modern-day jazz. Nicolas Masson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Written Then, Heard Now: Reimagining Old Texts Through Global Songs

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