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People with Autism May See Motion Faster

Most people do not associate autism with visual problems. It’s not obvious how atypical vision might be related to core features of autism such as …

Neanderthal Sex Could Explain Why Europeans And Africans Have Different Immune Systems

Your family tree just got way more interesting.<p>Scientists investigating the immune system of modern humans have found significantly different …

Multicellular Life Was Caused by The Same Gene That Suppresses Cancer, Study Suggests

Fascinating.<p>Biologists at the Kansas State University found that a single gene called retinoblastoma (RB) is responsible for the evolution of …

150 Scientists Just Met in Secret to Discuss Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Get ready for it.<p>A very select group of scientists, lawyers, and industry leaders just met at Harvard Medical School in Boston to contemplate …

Genetics

Mom's voice activates many different regions in children's brains, study shows

A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a …

‘Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World’ Review: An Empire of Treasures

A show reveals the opulent majesty of the centuries that followed Alexander the Great’s reign.<p>New York<p>The modern term “Hellenistic art” refers to works produced across a vast and greatly expanded Greek-speaking world between the death of Alexander...

Art

The Brilliantly Insane Plan to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci's Genome

An international team of scholars has just unveiled plans to science the shit out of Leonardo da Vinci, the man who gave us the Mona Lisa and …

On the Brink of Breakthroughs in Diagnosing and Treating Autism

There’s a popular saying in the autism community: “<p>If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Although this phrase is …

Drawing the genetic history of Ice Age Eurasian populations - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Not much is known about the genetics of Eurasian history before the introduction of farming. One of the major questions is how climatic fluctuations …

The science of bias: People start stereotyping the moment they see a face

Scientists have known for a while that stereotypes warp our perceptions of things.<p>Implicit biases – those unconscious assumptions that worm their way …

A Biotech Company Is Trying To Wake Up The Brain After Death

Some animals can regrow chunks of their brains. Are humans next?<p>A biotech company is seeking 20 people who have been declared clinically dead for an attempt to reawaken parts of their central nervous systems.<p>Philadelphia-based Bioquark, Inc. has been granted ethical approval from an Institutional …

Cell Biology

Diply

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Top 10

Controlling Memories with Ultrasound

In the last couple of years memory science has really upped its game.<p>I generally write about social processes that can change our memories, but right …

Microsoft buys millions of strands of DNA to explore whether it should be used to store data

Your next computer might store its data on DNA.<p>Microsoft is exploring the oldest living thing in the world as a way of storing information and …

Interfering with brain pathway early could improve memory in Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer’s remains one of the costliest yet most mysterious conditions in the United States, where an estimated 5.1 million Americans are living with the incurable, progressive disease. But researchers at The Rockefeller University have found that manipulating a protein pathway linked with …

A boy’s mysterious illness, a bold gamble and a breakthrough in genetic medicine

<i>Susan Okie is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, a poet, and a former medical reporter and science editor at The Washington Post.</i><p>In the first six years of his life, Nic Volker, a Wisconsin boy born in 2004, beat the odds twice, in …

Medicine

Feeling rejected? Mushrooms could help

Psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical that gives some mushrooms magical properties, can do more than induce trippy states. A new study finds that it reduces the sting of social rejection.<p>By tracking how, exactly, psilocybin affects the brain's chemistry and activity levels, the research suggests …

Consciousness

Treatments for cancers and Alzheimer's on the verge of a breakthrough

The practice of medicine can be hit-and-miss: however good a drug is, it is unlikely to work well on everybody with that condition, whether it’s breast cancer or depression. But new treatments are emerging that are more able to respond to the particular characteristics a disease takes in an …

Alzheimer's Disease

How the Brain Adapts to Stress

<b>Stress is a major burden in many people’s lives affecting their health and wellbeing. New research led by the University of Bristol has found that</b> …

Neuroscience

Limb Regeneration Could Be Lurking In Our Genes

The way zebra fish repair tissue may help scientists develop a way for humans to one day regrow limbs.

Repairs

The 6 Internal Motivations of Pure, Unadulterated Ambition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ambition is that ignitable energy within you waiting to be touched upon and utilized. I have always experienced ambition as a fuel. All I have to do is gently touch upon it and a Ferrari of passion, desire, drive and conviction within me …

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Tumors

'I care for you,' says the autistic moral brain: New study disproves a common stereotype about autism

New study disproves a common stereotype about autism<p>"Autistic people are cold and feel no empathy." True? It is a pervasive stereotype, but when …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated When Things Don’t Go as Planned

ShareEmailComments<p>It’s easy to stay motivated when everything is going to plan. It’s much more difficult to be enthusiastic about your goals when …

Motivation