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Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school.

Over the course of Elisabeth Poorman’s first year of medical residency, she went from crying occasionally to tearing up every single day.<p>"I couldn’t sleep even when I had time off," she said of the rapid decline in her mental health in 2013. "I didn’t really have any motivation to do anything when …

Depression

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Scientists found the gene that controls body awareness, a sort of human ‘sixth sense’

Body awareness, or proprioception, helps us navigate space and relate to the world around, just like vision or hearing or touch. It’s a sort of sixth sense that works in conjunction with the rest—and has now been linked to a specific gene in humans, PIEZO2.<p>With the help of two patients suffering …

Mutations

'Muscle memory' may not really exist

Muscle tissue does not have a "memory" of past exercise training, new research suggests.<p>Muscles that have trained hard in the past and those that have not trained show similar changes in the genes that they turn on or off in response to exercise, the research found.<p>That may be both good news and …

How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

I start with a remarkable quote:<p>"The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any …

Consciousness

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else's

Past. Present. Future.<p>In physics, they are all the same thing. But to you, me, and everyone else, time moves in one direction: from expectation, …

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

These Deep Space Images Reveal a New Type of Galaxy

Hubble’s deep field images have provided the farthest glimpses we’ve ever had of galaxies in spaces. Combining those images with a new telescope view …

Roles of Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase II in Long-Term Memory Formation in Crickets

1. Coultrap SJ, Bayer KU (2012) CaMKII regulation in information processing and storage. Trends Neurosci 35: 607–618.<p>2. Lisman J, Yasuda R, …

Neuroscience

The Paleoproterozoic snowball Earth: A climate disaster triggered by the evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis

Canfield, D. E. (1998)Nature 396 <b>,</b> 450–453.<p>Anbar, A. D. & Knoll, A. H. (2002)Science 297 <b>,</b> 1137–1142. pmid:12183619<p>Summons, R. E., Jahnke, L. L., Hope, …

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'Frequency' Offers a Possible Way for Us to Talk to the Dead

<i>Frequency</i> — a series premiering October 5 on the CW inspired by the 2000 film of the same name — is the latest sci-fi series attempting to bend the …

Quantum Mechanics

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Cosmic neutrinos detected, confirming the Big Bang’s last great prediction

Without colliding with anything since the Universe was 1 second old, these neutrinos still pack a punch!<p><i>“When you see how fragile and delicate life</i> …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Psychology

Four things you should know about brain research

<i>After decades of research, there's still a lot we don't know about how brains work, but some areas of study are seeing promising results. Antony</i> …

The Brain

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Amaryllis Nucleics makes transcribing genes quicker, better and cheaper

The ability to read and record genes sits at the base (base pair, if you will) of biotech companies worldwide. So improvements to that ability are kind of like upgrading the specs of the industry itself. That’s what Amaryllis Nucleics aims to do with its vastly improved method of transcribing genes …

Genetics

Entangled Particles Reveal Even Spookier Action Than Thought

Sorry, Einstein: It looks like the world is spooky — even when your most famous theory is tossed out.<p>This finding comes from a close look at quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

This is how pneumonia affects the body

Some strands of the pneumonia virus use iron to spread the disease around the body, researchers have found. The discovery could be used to inform how …

Microbiology

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, forgetting when your children’s birthdays are, when trash day is and when your anniversary rolls around are good reasons to start improving your cognitive function skills -- but having a good memory at work is also …

Alzheimer's Disease

The search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of human longevity

Our life expectancy at birth has risen from roughly age 50 to 80 in the past century, a dramatic increase considering that for hundreds of years the …

Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes on Nasa’s most ambitious missions, runs a studio where a mix of design and engineering creates stunning results<p>If you’ve marveled at space news recently, there’s a good chance it’s thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This arm of Nasa is responsible …

Space

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Media Rogers cuts ties with Vice Media Canada<p>CANNABIS INDUSTRY Aurora, CanniMed shares jump as takeover talks extended Subscriber content<p>Quebec judge refuses to stay trial for former Amaya CEO charged with insider trading<p>Netflix tops estimates for subscriber growth in fourth quarter<p>PointClickCare …