English Edition. October 4, 2015  Updated: 34 min ago
    The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person’s immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may provide a kind of training ground for immune cells to attack the eye.

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    Scientists have shown that the passage of molecules through the nucleus of a star-shaped brain cell, called an astrocyte, may play a critical role in health and disease.
    While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. With 4,000 patients followed over a five-year period, the study is one of the largest and longest of its kind.
    In a recent study, restricting dietary fat led to body fat loss at a rate 68 percent higher than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity ate strictly controlled diets.
    Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micrometastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumors elsewhere in the body. The approach may offer an improved way to detect early recurrence of breast cancer in women and men.
    The liver is unique among organs in its ability to regenerate after being damaged. Exactly how it repairs itself remained a mystery until recently, when researchers from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, discovered a type of cell in mice essential to the process. The researchers also found similar cells in humans.
    A protein previously linked to acute symptoms following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), may also be responsible for long-term complications that can result from TBI, according to a new research.
    In the first-ever sequencing of the entire octopus genome, researchers discovered unusual features that shed light on octopus evolution and biology, and set the stage for future studies on complex nervous system development.
    Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June.
    More than 90 percent of our planet’s freshwater ice is bound in the massive ice sheets and glaciers of the Antarctic and Greenland. As temperatures around the world slowly climb, melt waters from these vast stores of ice add to rising sea levels.
    In a recent study, a team of Cassini scientists reported that one section of the rings appears to have been running a slight fever during equinox. The higher-than-expected temperature provided a unique window into the interior structure of ring particles not usually available to scientists.
    New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
    A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission.
    Some of the dark sandstone in an area being explored by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows texture and inclined bedding structures characteristic of deposits that formed as sand dunes, then were cemented into rock.
    Hurricane Joaquin had become a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale by 2 p.m. EDT on October 1.
    Ricki and the Flash is an American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody, about a woman who gave up/left her family to become a rock star and then gets a chance to get everything back where it was. The film stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield, Audra McDonald, and Ben Platt. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music. Release: 2015
    Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" is a 2015 American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Release: 2015
    Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and a prequel/spin-off to Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
    Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family. Release: 2015
    Steamboat Bill Jr. is a 1928 feature-length comedy silent film featuring Buster Keaton. Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance. Language: English
    Mud and Sand is a silent film starring Stan Laurel, that was filmed in 1922. Genres: Comedy, Short, Adventure, Family. Language: English
    On November 5, 1699, Gulliver washes onto Lilliput, after a shipwreck. At this time, Little and his friend, King Bombo of Blefuscu, are planning to marry Princess Glory of Lilliput to Prince David of Blefuscu. When they argue over which song is to play at the wedding, Bombo declares war.
    Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, the hopeful keep digging
    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 86 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble to find the bodies of loved-ones, with hundreds of others still missing.
    MSF denies Taliban was firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike
    KABUL (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forces before a suspected U.S. air strike killed at least 19 people in a battle to oust the Islamist insurgents from an Afghan city.
    EU tries to woo Erdogan in historic visit but division remains
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a long-awaited trip to Brussels on Sunday, officially a two-day state visit to Belgium, that will be dominated by EU meetings over Europe's migration crisis and the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
    Merkel says VW scandal has not hurt Germany's reputation as good place for business
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a German radio station that the emissions scandal around German carmaker Volkswagen was "drastic" but the damage was not so great that Germany was no longer deemed a good place to do business.
    New chairman sees emissions scandal as threat to VW's viability: paper
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Hans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen (VW), sees the scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the firm's viability albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper quoted him as saying.
    U.S. auto union, Ford avert strike at pickup factory
    DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union and Ford Motor Co. said they have averted a strike at a factory in Kansas City, Mo. that builds the company's best-selling F-150 pickup trucks.
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