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We can start winning the war against cancer

Learn about the latest advances in the war against cancer from Stanford researcher Adam de la Zerda, who's working on some cutting-edge techniques of …

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

Cannabis

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

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altogether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic …

4 Habits of Incredibly Focused People | Inc.com

<i>What are the best ways to increase concentration? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Sabine Staggl, co-founder of Noisli, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Understand the why</b><br>First of all, start to understand the <i>why</i>. If you have a clear understanding of why you have to or wish to do …

Time Management

South African scientists piece together 'new dinosaur species'

After 20 years of collecting fossils, team believes sauropod-like specimen, nicknamed Highland Giant, was largest animal to roam Karoo region<p>A dinosaur reconstruction effort that began with half a giant thigh bone discovered in South Africa is puzzling palaeontologists, who think they might have …

Dinosaurs

Chlamydia-Caused Eye Infections Are More Extensive Than Scientists Thought

Researchers spy the bacteria lurking in new regions of the eye<p>When we hear the word, “Chlamydia,” we tend to think of a sexually transmitted infection. Although the bacterium responsible for the disease, <i>Chlamydia trachomatis</i>, has been isolated from the genital regions of both women and men, this …

This Flexible Sensor Sticks To Your Skin And Measures Your Blood Flow

To better monitor diseases that may affect how blood flows<p>The blood coursing through your arteries and veins bring necessary nutrients to organs throughout the body as well as take waste away. But conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of inflammation can limit blood flow to …

Nanotech

White fat in mice can be forced to burn energy like brown fat by flipping a molecular switch

The technique could be used to help prevent weight gain in humans<p>Scientists say they have figured out a way to make white fat cells in mice burn energy — just by flipping a molecular switch. If this mechanism works similarly in humans, it could open up new ways to help combat obesity.<p>There are two …

Ancestor of all apes might not be what scientists expected, new fossil shows

One man's trash heap is a scientist's treasure trove. A fragmented skeleton dug out from a Spanish landfill may force scientists to redraw their theories on the ancestor of humans and all other apes.<p><i>Pliobates cataloniae,</i> described in the journal Science, reveals that the common ancestor of humans, …

Anthropology

Low-fat diets have low impact

Large analysis finds that decades' worth of medical advice was misguided.<p>An analysis of 53 weight-loss studies that included more than 68,000 people …

Fossil unearthed in Spain sheds light on ape evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The well-preserved partial skull and skeleton of a gibbon-like creature that lived 11.6 million years ago in Spain is shedding new light on the evolutionary history of modern apes.<p>Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery in Catalonia of fossil remains of a small, …

Dinosaurs