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'Super tumor suppressor' found to prevent pancreatic cancer

A new study affirms that not all gene mutations are bad, after uncovering a mutation that appears to give a known tumor suppressor gene a boost …

Mutations

Drug combo reversed plaque buildup in heart patients' arteries | NOLA.com

Statins are one of the biggest success stories of modern medicine, credited with transforming cardiac care. Millions of Americans take them based on …

The Key to Treating Depression? Exercise, Research Says

You're 75% more likely to develop depression if you don't workout.<p>If ever you had any doubts about the mind-body connection, listen up: New research suggests that physical activity may be the key to fighting depression.<p>Three recent studies pooled data from past research involving a total of …

23andMe has discovered hundreds of genetic links to traits, and much more is coming

Send in your spit and take a few surveys, and you'll get an idea of how much more is coming.<p>Since launching in 2006, 23andMe has collected and analyzed DNA samples from 1.2-million customers, with the majority allowing their data to be used in research. Although facing controversy over (past) FDA …

Some people are immune to Alzheimer's symptoms, scientists find

Some people are naturally immune to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s even when they have the full-blown disease, scientists have found.<p>Several "super-agers" in their 90s who showed no sign of mental decline or memory loss before their death were all found to have the signature plaques and tangles in …

How to conduct human drug trials without needing any pesky humans

Meet the body on a chip<p>Earlier this year, French company Biotrial held a clinical trial to test a new anti-anxiety drug. It didn’t go well: Five of the eight participants became ill, and one died. Disasters like this are rare. But also rare are clinical trials that go well: Ninety percent of drugs …

New Alzheimer’s Drug Clears Milestone in Human Clinical Trial

On Monday Pres. Barack Obama proclaimed November “National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.” The administration’s ambitious goal is to prevent …

Is cancer in your DNA?

Looking at me, you wouldn't think I have much in common with Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie. But you'd be wrong. We both carry a BRCA gene mutation, giving us a high risk of developing the cancers that killed our mothers and grandmothers.<p>The BRCA1 and BRCA2 human genes normally produce proteins …

Cancer

The First Fentanyl Addict

How the powerful opioid took its roots in anesthesiology, and affected medical professionals working in the field, before it made its way into the mainstream.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE CA</i><p>If the opiate crisis has taught us anything, it's that addiction affects everyone. An …

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Award Finalists Are Absolutely Hilarious

Wildlife photography has the power to inspire and deeply move, but sometimes it’s also just plain funny.<p>The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is …

Wildlife

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Is tuberculosis an autoimmune disease?

While the rate of tuberculosis in the United States has fallen over the past 20 years, worldwide, it remains a leading cause of death. Now, …

Immune System

A genetics company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999 just raised another $30 million

Veritas Genomics, a biotech company that wants to sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999, just got another $30 million to pull it off.<p>Trustbridge Partners led the Series B round, and Lilly Asia Ventures (which had invested previously) and Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical also joined in. In …

The 12 Most Important Health Innovations Of The Year

These are the Best Of What's New<p><i>Read about the other Best of What’s New winners from the November/December 2016 issue</i> of Popular Science.

Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop Growing

A Reactivation<p>It’s commonly believed that brain cells stop multiplying when our bodies become fully grown. Researchers from the German Centre for …

A delicate balance between positive and negative emotion | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Neuroscientists identify two neuron populations that encode happy or fearful memories.<p>Our emotional state is governed partly by a tiny brain …

Gene links risk of psychiatric disease to reduced synapse numbers

New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience | Department of Molecular Biology

Neuroscience, the study of neuron and brain function, is among the most rapidly-expanding of biological disciplines. Neuroscientists in the …

The Sinister Way Staph Avoids Arrest During Infection

Researchers have learned another way Staphylococcus aureus evades the immune system<p>Of the 1,450 or so human pathogens, only a few have the ability to rapidly cause disease and kill. While most are exotic and rarely encountered by Americans, such as Ebola virus and plague bacteria, one on this list …

The British Town That Will Run Almost Entirely on Food Waste

By spring 2017, the town of Keynsham could get up to 80 percent of its electricity from food waste alone<p>The future of green energy production might be in that bag of slimy kale in the back of your refrigerator. That’s the promise of a new power plant being built in a small U.K. town. The plant, now …

Carbon Emissions

Mr. Trump, Let’s Examine Canada’s Healthcare Hellscape, Shall We?

If you’re among the 66 million Americans who watched/survived the living nightmare that was the second presidential debate, you may have noticed Canada made a brief appearance. It was easy to miss (amid the all dictatorial threats and unstoppable sex appeal of Ken Bone), but Il Douche used his …

This Virus Robbed Deadly DNA From Black Widow Spider Venom

A “Frankenphage”<p>WO is a virus that lives in bacteria called <i>Wolbachia</i>, which in turn is found in <i></i>the cells of many insects. Husband-and-wife …

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

Ontario to track drug overdoses, offer new therapy to tackle opioid crisis

Ontario plans to set up a surveillance system to help monitor the number of people who overdose on opioids, open 17 chronic-pain clinics that will do more than just dispense prescriptions for painkillers, and treat patients struggling with addiction with a safer but more expensive pharmaceutical …