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'Islands' That Separate Education Haves From Have-Nots

The school district of Freehold Borough, N.J., has a 32 percent poverty rate. It is fully surrounded by another school district, Freehold Township, which has a 5 percent poverty rate.<p>Freehold Borough is what a new report calls an "island district" — and it's not alone. The report, from a nonprofit …

Poverty Rate

Epigenetics: New tool for precision medicine - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

(Vienna, 23 June 2016) Four new papers, co-published by an international consortium of biomedical researchers, mark the feasibility of epigenetic …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Immunotherapy

Poverty linked to epigenetic changes and mental illness

Impoverished adolescents acquire DNA marks, brain changes and depression over time.<p>Children from impoverished families are more prone to mental …

Mental Health

Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that …

Researchers Discover a Natural Food Additive That Blocks Skin Cancer Cells

So much better than sunscreen.<p>Researchers have discovered some rather special properties in the natural food additive, annatto: properties that can …

Cancer
Medicine

Teach mental health in primary schools, advisory group says

Young people on NHS-affiliated panel say placing subject on national curriculum is key to helping prevent problems in later life<p>Mental health should be placed on the national curriculum for primary school children, an NHS-affiliated advisory group has said.<p>The Young People’s Mental Health Advisory …

Mental Health

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

Time Management

PM Modi urges UAE to invest in India

<b>Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged businessmen in the United Arab Emirates to invest in India on the concluding day of his visit to the country.</b><p>Mr Modi, who attended a meeting with prominent business leaders, said India had an "immediate investment opportunity of $1tn(£640bn)".<p>His trip to the …

India

Research by the Numbers: The Power of Data to Transform Individualized Medicine

Mayo Clinic Biobank<p><b>The Center for Individualized Medicine and the University of Illinois are teaming up to translate data-heavy genomics research</b> …

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

The Diet That Could Slow Brain Aging by 7.5 Years

One of the biggest fears we have as we age is losing our cognitive abilities.<p>We want to be able to successfully navigate the day, remember errands, visit with friends and family, and stay independent. Being a burden to loved ones is a frightening prospect.<p>Science is still uncovering how important …

Holistic Medicine

The 25 Best 'SNL' Impressions Ever

Celebrity impersonations are undeniably one of the staples of "Saturday Night Live." Week after week for 40 seasons, hosts and cast members alike have been portraying either the buzziest stars of the moment or some random famous person they happen to have a knack for copying. There have been hits …

Comedy

One big myth about medicine: We know how drugs work

Here’s how we think we discover powerful new medicines: Scientists dig deep into biology and zero in on a molecular Achilles’ heel that could disable a devastating disease, be it cancer or an infection. They concoct experimental drugs that hit the target. Then they conduct trials to find one that …

Medicine

Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

We are in the middle of a mindfulness revolution.<p>According to Time, The Huffington Post and a host of other media outlets, mindfulness and meditation are having their moment in the spotlight. From hospitals to corporate wellness programs, mindfulness is — supposedly — a new path to relieving …

Mindfulness

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information.<p>Psychologists already know that music preferences are linked to personality, but a new study finds that your taste in music is also associated with the way you think.<p>The University …

Psychology

Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

Even as a young child, Amanda Angelotti dreamed about becoming a doctor.<p>But by her third year at the University of California, San Francisco medical school. Angelotti couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing.<p>During a routine shift at the hospital, making rounds with her fellow …

Digital Health
Cancer

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

1 From a virtuous foreman to a sociopathic drifter<p>On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?<p>Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects …

22,000 asthma sufferers prescribed potentially deadly medication

The prescription of a long-acting reliever inhaler on its own is so unsafe that a major warning has been issued in the US<p>Thousands of asthma suffers are being prescribed potentially lethal medication which could bring on deadly attacks, a charity has warned.<p>Asthma UK has discovered that 22,000 …

Scientists Find Alarming Deterioration In DNA Of The Urban Poor

The urban poor in the United States are experiencing accelerated aging at the cellular level, and chronic stress linked both to income level and racial-ethnic identity is driving this physiological deterioration.<p>These are among the findings published this week by a group of prominent biologists and …

Telomere

Tracking defects caused by brain tumor mutation yields insight to advance targeted therapy

Scientists have gained ground toward developing more targeted therapies for the most common childhood brain tumor. The findings involve the DDX3X …

Neuroscience

Study shows where damaged DNA goes for repair

A Tufts University study sheds new light on the process by which DNA repair occurs within the cell. In research published in the May 15 edition of …