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Paris, London have highest rates of psychosis: Study

Paris and southeast London have the highest rate of people reporting psychotic episodes, according to an international study Wednesday that compared …

Mental Health

A Modified CRISPR Could Treat Common Diseases Without Editing DNA

The unassumingly named CRISPR/Cas9 is a technology that stands to remake the world as we know it. By allowing scientists to more easily than ever cut …

Canola oil may worsen memory

Canola oil is regularly promoted as a healthful cooking fat. A new study, however, suggests that it could be more harmful than helpful — particularly …

Dementia

There's a Weird Feedback Loop Between Guts And Brains That Can Turn Deadly

It's all connected.<p>As if experiencing a traumatic brain injury wasn't enough of a problem on its own, it turns out the consequences can have an …

The Brain

Failure to regulate: Pesticide data fraud comes home to roost

<i>The US EPA registered atrazine, Roundup (glyphosate), 2,4-D and hundreds of other poisons based on fraudulent or nonexistent industry safety studies</i> …

Oncologist reveals results of eastern Kentucky lung cancer research

<b>HAZARD, Ky. (WKYT) -</b> If you live in eastern Kentucky, chances are you are more likely to get lung cancer. That is why doctors want to figure out how …

DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Here's something that might sound strange: There are companies now that print and sell DNA.<p>This trend — which uses the term "print" in the sense of making a bunch of copies speedily — is making particular stretches of DNA much cheaper and easier to obtain than ever before. That excites many …

Researchers create artificial muscle using onion cells

We’ve seen different varieties of artificial muscles — which will be used in things like robotics — in the past, though none of them have thus far …

Would bad writing get scientists more citations? - Futurity

The standard advice—to keep abstracts "short, dry, and simple"—actually results in fewer citations. Should scientists opt for jargony, flowery …

New Study Finds People With Sleep Problems Also Have A Lower Pain Tolerance

Cold showers are rarely fun. But if you suffer from insomnia, they can be downright painful.<p>A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Bergen, Norway, found that people who struggle with insomnia or other sleep disruption issues also tend to have lower pain tolerances. It is the …

How your brain reacts to emotional information is influenced by your genes

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a neuroscientist. The study found that carriers …

New type of stem cell may make study of human embryos easier

Scientists have found a new type of stem cell, one that can develop into any kind of tissue in the body, that may make research on early embryonic cell states easier — and could lead to new research opportunities for developmental disorders.<p>The new human embryonic stem cells were injected into …

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Woz: We've made machines too important

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am writing this at the behest of my leader, the Lady Laptop.<p>For a number of years now, she has tried to explain to me who's boss. I have offered resistance. Ignorant resistance. She tired of trying to …

Steve Wozniak