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Charlotte Church searches for mental health answers

<b>A world-first scan of a live brain carried out in Cardiff, showing how neural circuits interact, could one day help diagnose mental health disease.</b><p>The technique and other new treatments are investigated by singer Charlotte Church in a programme exploring depression and other mental illnesses.<p>Having …

Imperial College London

A Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Built an Invisible Maze for Rats

The honeycomb maze is better than the alternative, both ethically and scientifically.<p>Nobel Prize-winning researcher John O’Keefe and his colleagues at University College London have built a better mouse trap. Well, technically it’s a maze, but either way it’s cool as hell.<p>As detailed in Nature, the …

The first American CRISPR trial in humans will target cancer

A First in the U.S.<p>CRISPR is currently humanity’s most effective and efficient gene-editing tool, and the technology is no longer just limited to …

Scientists develop ground-breaking drug that could stop cancer in its tracks

<b>A groundbreaking drug is being developed by scientists that could stop cancer in its tracks.</b><p>The drug is said to work by breaking down a specific …

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Cheaper, plant-based carbon fiber could be used to make lighter cars that consume less fuel.<p>Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight, it is used in everything from tennis rackets to golf clubs to bicycles to wind turbine blades to …

Carbon Fiber

Colonoscopy? How About a Blood Test?

Nobody likes getting a colonoscopy. For the people who catch colon cancer early thanks to that bowel camera, the standard screening—every 5 to 10 …

German patient is immune to highly poisonous ricin

Ricin is one of the strongest poisons in the world. But not for this 20-year old man in a hospital in Münster. Doctors have found out that an …

Medicine

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Public Speaking

"A lot of them were rich students": Former Cambridge 'sex slave' claims she was sold to university undergraduates at 14

A woman who describes herself as a former “sex slave” claims she was coerced into having sex with university undergraduates in Cambridge when she was …

CAR T Cells for B-Cell Lymphoma

How effective is anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy for patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma?<p>Patients with large B-cell lymphoma who have disease …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

Woman who ‘could hear God’ talking to her turned out to have a brain tumour

A woman who claimed she could hear God talking to her turned out to have a brain tumour.<p>The woman had become convinced she was able to hear the Lord …

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Suspended – Medium

Scientists Bust Myth That Our Bodies Have More Bacteria Than Human Cells

It's often said that the bacteria and other microbes in our body outnumber our own cells by about ten to one. That's a myth that should be forgotten, …

A genetic "cheat code" that activates dormant DNA

Scientists have found a gene that can 'lock' and 'unlock' certain sections of your genetic code, allowing other genes to be expressed in your body. …

Genetics

Differential Gene Expression - Developmental Biology

If the genome is the same in all somatic cells within an organism (with the exception of the above-mentioned lymphocytes), how do the cells become …

Biology

Problem OP 47

(a) Suppose the atoms are a distance a apart, the detector screen is a distance L from the sample, and the x-rays have a wavelength λ. The pattern …

Brain Branding: The Power of Strong Brands - Neuromarketing

How important is a strong brand image? A new study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) shows that people presented with …

The lost cousins of Homo sapiens in Asia and the South Pacific

<b>By Paige Minteer</b><p>The evolution of humans is the result of a number of speciation events that have built upon one another to create the modern-day …

Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life

In a stunning technical feat, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an archaic Siberian girl 31 times over, using a new …

400,000 Yr Old Bones Rock Science World

Genome of Mysterious Extinct Human Reveals Brown-Eyed Girl

The genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct humans known as the Denisovans that once interbred with us has been sequenced, scientists said …

Evolution

Denisovans, Neandertals, Archaics as Human Races

Shares 87<p>Denisovans & Neandertals<p>The 2010 discoveries of Denisovans, the 2012 findings of archaic African DNA, and the additional 2012 genetic …

Thoughts on Denisovans, Neandertals, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo sapiens and Mitochondrial DNA

Ancient mtDNA from Homo heidelbergensis rocks paradigms

A Siberian cave at Denisova yielded autosomal and mitochondrial DNA samples from several individuals who lived sometime in the Upper Paleolithic. …

400,000-Year-Old Hominin DNA Throws Everything We Know About Human Evolution Into Disarray

"Right now, we've basically generated a big question mark," study researcher Matthias Meyer, of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, told The New York Times.<p>The Pit of Bones was discovered in the 1970s and scientists have been studying it and the bones it contains ever …

Genetic Linkage

<b>Lod Score Method</b><p>The following pedigree will be used to demonstrate another method developed to determine the distance between genes. This approach …

Genetics