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We May Be Completely Wrong About How Our Brains Form Memories

One Experience, Two Memories<p>Scientists have long believed the human brain stores memories following a two-step process. Memories are first stored in …

Migraines Linked to More Anxiety

This could be important for your mental health.<p>PSA to anyone with migraines: they may be affecting even more of your life than you thought. According to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, people who experience migraines are three times more likely to develop generalized …

Mental Health

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

New study hints at why infamous gene variant increases odds of developing Alzheimer's disease - Scope

The causes of Alzheimer's disease remain obscure, although a new study provides a helpful clue. A long-reigning theory (to wit, that the accumulation …

Dementia

HIV vaccine test hopes for breakthrough in combat against the virus

New vaccine trial in South Africa builds on previous RV144 study to bring in more effective prevention of infection<p>The first new trial of a potential vaccine against HIV in seven years has begun in South Africa, raising hopes that it will help bring about the end of the epidemic.<p>Although fewer …

Public Health

Advances in genetic research may allow for more targeted medication prescriptions

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I suffer from depression and my doctor has already prescribed me several different antidepressant drugs. But none of them seem to help much. Is there an easier way of picking a drug that will work for me without having to try one antidepressant after another?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>Up to one-third of …

Gene therapy offers hope for treatment of sickle cell anaemia

Scientists to begin trials for treatment to overcome inherited disease that affects 300,000 newborn babies a year<p>Scientists are finalising plans to use gene therapy to treat one of the world’s most widespread inherited diseases – sickle cell anaemia. The technique could begin trials next year, say …

sicklecell

New And Rare Genetic Disease Identified

A genetic analysis showed mutation of a specific gene, known as ASXL2, which had never been singled out as causing disease.<p>‘Identifying the root …

The Genetic Roots of Disease: Landmark Map Reveals the Genetic Wiring of Cellular Life

A Genetic GPS of Sorts<p>While many scientists are busy trying to chart the known universe, a team of researchers from the University of Toronto’s …

Genetics

The Viruses That Made Us Human — NOVA Next | PBS

The rise of the mammals may be feel like a familiar tale, but there’s a twist you likely don’t know about: If it wasn’t for a virus, it might not …

Researchers cut HIV genes out of living cells using CRISPR – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

One day researchers hope they can do the same in Humans<p>In a world first, scientists led by Kamel Khalili, director of the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS …

Immunotherapy

Changes in Chromosome Number - Modern Genetic Analysis

Aberrant Euploidy<p>Organisms with multiples of the basic chromosome set are called euploid. We learned in earlier chapters that familiar eukaryotes …

Problems - Modern Genetic Analysis

1. A circular bacterial plasmid (pBP1) has a single <i>Hin</i>dIII restriction-enzyme site in the middle of a tetracycline-resistance gene (<i>tetR</i>). Fruit fly …

These Genes May Take Fight Out Of Sarcoma Cells

<b>These Genes May Take Fight Out Of Sarcoma Cells by by Mike Williams-Rice – Futurity</b><p>Scientists have identified a set of genes that may make sarcoma …

News Archive

• Home ><br>• News ><br>• News archive ><p>A new Bachelor of Communication degree at the University of Canterbury is weaving bicultural awareness and activities into …

New Zealand

Genetic Switch Identified as Potential Target For Alzheimer's

<i>Summary: A new study reports researchers have discovered an important mechanism that helps switch on a gene known to help protect against Alzheimer’s</i> …

Neuroscience

Epigenetics Helps Solve a Mystery of Early Embryonic Development

Very soon after fertilization, the control of embryonic development shifts from pre-existing maternal gene products to the products of genes encoded …

Embryo Research: Swedish Scientist Breaks Taboo, Edits Genes Of Healthy Embryos

A Swedish scientist reportedly is trying to edit the DNA of healthy human embryos to learn more about how genes regulate embryonic …

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Cancer

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

There's Now Even More Evidence That The Moon Triggers Our Most Powerful Earthquakes

Earth-shattering.<p>Scientists have long debated whether the movements of the Moon and the tidal stresses it generates play a role in triggering …

Astronomy

Why parents donated their son's brain for autism research

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a heart-shattering April that Leslie Bolen will never forget.<p>Five months ago, her son Michael died at age 14 after a seizure caused him to go into cardiac arrest and suffer anoxic brain injury, which occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the brain.<p>Michael, who had a severe form of …

This Discovery Could Help Us Regenerate Body Parts One Day

Pluripotent stem cells hold an almost magical place in the human imagination. These inveterate transformers start out in the embryo as biological …

Mapping the Emergence of Synthetic Biology

1. Campos L. That Was the Synthetic Biology That Was. eds Schmidt M, Kelle A, Ganguli-Mitra A, Vriend H:Springer Netherlands;pp 5–21; 2009.<p>2. Final …

Two protein studies discover molecular secrets to recycling carbon and healing cells

In the first study, a group of researchers from the Structural Biology Center, which is funded by DOE's Office of Science, mapped out a protein …

Atoms

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Apple to unveil 3 new iPhones<p>Video of burning Tesla raises new concerns<p>Preview Nintendo's newest games at E3<p>Sneak peek at the upcoming 'Spider-Man' …

Mosquitoes, Zika and Biotech Regulation

In a new Policy Forum article in <i>Science</i>, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise …

DNA of long-lived Italians wasn’t stolen after all

Someone had (legally) moved the vials more than three years ago<p>Thousands of "missing" vials containing the DNA of Italians with very long lifespans weren't stolen after all. The vials, reported missing earlier this week, weren't stolen after all — they were legally moved to a separate laboratory …

Newly discovered gene critical to embryo's first days

A previously unknown gene plays a critical part in the development of the human embryo during the first days of fertilisation, researchers from …

Innovation

Sorry, But Intelligence Is Inherited Through The Mother’s Genes

You’re a smart guy, with a smartphone, and maybe even a smart diaper bag. But your genes? As psychologist Jennifer Suárez pointed out recently on her …

Genetics