ER actress who criticized George Clooney shot dead after pulling BB gun on cops

ER actress who criticized George Clooney shot dead after pulling BB gun on cops

Vanessa Marquez was shot dead after pointing a BB gun that looked like a semiautomatic on police at her home in Pasadena Thursday. She accused former co-star George Clooney of blacklisting her from working last year, but he has denied doing so

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CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline. The research published in Science documents unprecedented improvement in the muscle fibers of dogs with DMD – the most common fatal genetic disease in children, caused by a mutation that inhibits the production of dystrophin, a protein critical for muscle function.

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Sex on the Brain: Frequent Sex Might Have Cognitive Benefits

Sex on the Brain: Frequent Sex Might Have Cognitive Benefits

Frequent sex might enhance our performance on certain cognitive tasks. A growing body of research on both humans and animals published in the last decade points to this conclusion, including a new study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Here's a look at the accumulated evidence and what it suggests about how sex might benefit the brain.

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Homeless man files lawsuit against couple who helped raise $400k for him

Homeless man files lawsuit against couple who helped raise $400k for him

Lawyers for a homeless man have taken legal action against a couple who raised more than $400,000 to help him get back on his feet. Johnny Bobbitt’s attorneys filed a lawsuit against Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure Tuesday, saying the couple used the "substantial portions of the money raised," through a GoFundMe campaign as their "personal piggy bank," instead of putting the money toward helping him, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Many young adults lack financial literacy, economic stability, study finds

Many young adults lack financial literacy, economic stability, study finds

Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability. Only 22 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds in the study sample were deemed to be financially stable, according to lead author Gaurav Sinha, a graduate student in social work at the University of Illinois.

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