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Scientists Have Discovered an 'Off' Switch For The Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Important.<p>A lot has been written about CRISPR over the past year. The powerful gene editing tool can quickly and easily 'cut and paste' genes, which …

Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe With Important B-Vitamins for the Brain

Vegetable Spring rolls are a perfect summer snack! Enjoy them also for lunch or appetizers to serve at a party! These little packages of mouth water …

Recipes

Study points to fast-acting drug for OCD - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

National Institutes of Health, Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation, FRAXA Research Foundation<p>DURHAM, N.C. — A single chemical receptor in the …

Scientists Restore Vision In Blind Mice

Optical surgery has come a long way since the farmer’s wife took a carving knife to the tails of those three blind mice. In contrast to this rather …

Have Researchers Found What Causes Autism, Even How to Prevent It?

One in 68 children today have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That equates to about 3.5 million Americans. What’s more, the rate of children born …

Optogenetics Lights Up Therapeutic Neuroscience

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of a special report on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016 produced by the World Economic Forum. The list,</i> …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

Where Will All the New Neuroscientists Go?

Unlike biochemistry and psychology, brain science did not exist as a separate academic field until the middle of the 20th century. In recent decades, …

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Pathology of Alzheimer's Disease

<i>Summary: A new study looks at the role nicotinic acetylcholine receptors play in Alzheimer’s disease.</i><p>Source: Bentham Science Publishers.<p><b>Nicotinic</b> …

Mothers with diabetes more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Mothers of children with autism and were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were …

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

DNA 'cages' deliver drugs with zap of light - Futurity

Getting drugs to the right spot isn't easy. Putting them in tiny DNA "cages" and zapping them with light may be a way to get them where they need to …

We Can Now 'Cut And Paste' RNA in Addition to DNA, And It Could Disable Viruses

Science gets smarter.<p>You've probably heard of CRISPR - the gene editing tool that essentially lets scientists cut and paste DNA, removing things like …

Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Healthy Living | HuffPost

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

Use science to make better low-fat oven fries

A chef or caterer who has a busy day ahead may cut potatoes for French fries and place them in a large container of ice water in the walk-in …

A Neuroscientist Explains the Phrase 'I Just Snapped'

It’s the fifth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays are beating the Cleveland Indians 6–2 when Cleveland’s relief pitcher Nick Hagadone steps in. Alas, …

Mind

Molecular biology meets computer science tools in new system for CRISPR - The AI Blog

A team of researchers from Microsoft and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new system that allows researchers to more quickly …

Better Gut Microbiome Census through Computing

Sophisticated computational techniques make it possible to analyze gene samples from all the bacteria in the gut at once to take a census of the …

Microbiome

French scientists have found where autism hides in the brain – and it could help diagnose 2yo kids

Autism is hiding in one of the brain’s folds, and a new biomarker discovered by French scientists can be detected in children as young as two. The …

Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease'

<b>Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.</b><p>University of Southampton researchers said their findings added weight to evidence that inflammation in the brain is what drives the disease.<p>A drug used to block the …

Dementia

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

Gene editing treats disease in mice

<b>Researchers in the US have used gene editing to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.</b><p>A team at Duke University used a system known as CRISPR-Cas9 to delete DNA that was preventing cells from producing a protein essential for muscle function.<p>And a virus was used to deliver DNA alterations …

Genetics

Bad science: A Blueprint for how not to do research

This week at a debate in the Royal Institute I was told off by the science minister for not praising good science reporting, because journalists – famously kind to their targets – are sensitive to criticism. So before we dismantle this Home Office report on drugs policy, can I just say I'm sure …

NIGMS Home

Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be …

Medicine

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural circuit sandwiched between two brain regions, …