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As Haiti Burns, Never Forget: White People Did That

On Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti warned American citizens, volunteers and missionaries in Haiti to stay in place and hunker down after angry …

Haiti

The Chemistry of Depression

You may have heard that depression is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain and that antidepressants work by altering the levels of these …

Neuroscience

The 5 Major Classes of Antidepressants

There are five major classes of antidepressants. Here's what they are, examples of each, and how they work.<p>Brain Chemicals Involved in Mood Regulation<p>…

People Are Straight-up Obsessed With These 32 Ridiculously Clever Products On Amazon Prime

One minute a product is just a glimmer in the eye of some clever inventor or designer — then suddenly you look around, you talk with your friends, …

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

Psychedelic Drugs

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Genetics

Hair-raising video shows powerful crosswinds scupper pilot's landing at Salzburg Airport

Stormy weather prevented a passenger plane from landing at Salzburg Airport on Sunday. In the clip, uploaded to YouTube by Mat Hog shows the pilot battling strong crosswinds caused by stormy weather. As the plane approaches the runway, gusts of wind tip the wings and the plane appears to bounce …

Learn About Blood Type

Our blood is composed of blood cells and an aqueous fluid known as plasma. Human <b>blood type</b> is determined by the presence or absence of certain …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer<p>Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat …

medicalscience

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most …

Benefits of PSA test to screen for prostate cancer are roughly equal to its harms, expert panel says

For men between the ages of 55 and 69, getting screened for prostate cancer is a mixed bag of possible, down-the-road benefits and just-as-possible immediate harms.<p>That means there's no one-size-fits-all answer to the fraught question of whether to get screened for the most common type of cancer in …

Cancer

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

Scientists Discover a Vulnerability in HIV's Protective Shell

The discovery offers a new target for future treatments.<p>A team of researchers from the UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) has discovered a key feature used by the HIV virus to infect healthy cells without giving itself away and triggering a corresponding immune response. The work, which is …

Canada's own immigration ban | Canada

While the world is outraged, and rightly so, by recent policies south of its border, we are quick to forget that not too long ago the Canadian government imposed its own ban of sorts, one that aimed to restrict entry into the country of a specific group of people fleeing persecution.<p>It did so on …

Canada

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

Laser-activated drug a 'leap forward' for prostate cancer treatment

New therapy does not cause side-effects such as impotence and urinary incontinence, researchers say<p>A drug activated by laser light successfully destroys early prostate cancer while avoiding side-effects that commonly occur with surgery, trial results have shown.<p>The new technique, called …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

National Parks

Gold nanoparticles may help treat sight loss, study says

<b>Gold nanotechnology could help reduce the number of injections needed to treat a common form of blindness, researchers believe.</b><p>Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in the developed world.<p>Patients are usually treated with ongoing monthly injections directly into …

One Patient, Two Cancer DNA Tests, Two Different Results

What happens when cutting-edge medicine offers up conflicting answers?<p>A couple years ago, Sibel Blau, an oncologist outside of Seattle, was working with the company Guardant Health to test their novel “liquid biopsies” in patients. The idea behind liquid biopsies is both elegant and promising. A …