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Alzheimer's treatment: Diabetes drug holds promise for fighting disease after 'significantly reversing' memory loss

A drug developed for type 2 diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and could have potential as a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

"Mind-blowing results" from gene therapy trial point to a cure for haemophilia

The results from the first human trials for a gene therapy to treat patients with haemophilia A have just been published, and they are truly …

Medicine

A super-elastic surgical glue that sticks and seals in vivo, even when tissues are moving

To repair ruptured or pierced organs and tissues, surgeons commonly use staples, sutures and wires to bring and hold the wound edges together so that …

How Your Ancestors' Experiences And Choices Change Your DNA Today

New research adds another layer of complexity to the "nature versus nurture" debate.<p>In 1992, two scientists walked into a bar. Stepping outside just …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

More Than Just Genes: How Environment, Lifestyle, and Stress Impact ADHD

Our understanding of ADHD has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years. What started as hyperkinetic impulse disorder — its primary symptom …

'Anti-sense' RNA aids repair of damaged nerves - Futurity

"Anti-sense" RNA guides the stripping of myelin from injured nerves, report researchers. The finding could lead to treatments for nerve damage.

Morality: Universal or Relative?

<i>Morality is often understood as an adoption of rules that are considered ‘right’. Through their theories of moral development, Piaget and Kohlberg</i> …

Psychology

We finally know how your tongue tells your brain what you're tasting

They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth.<p>What makes candy taste sweet and coffee taste bitter, and not the other way around? In a study published this week in <i>Nature</i>, researchers identified the secret ingredient that keeps our tastes distinct.<p>We already knew two parts of …

Researchers Develop Regenerative Medicine Breakthrough

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new …

Ohio State University

University of California

<b>Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden where detailed historical records were kept found correlations between food availability for one</b> …

New 3-D imaging reveals how human cell nucleus organizes DNA and chromatin of its genome

Structure determines function. Revealing the dynamic and structural interactions of DNA in the nucleus has been a critical missing link in genotype …

Deep evolutionary conservation of autism-related genes

Sociobiological theory proposed that similarities between human and animal societies reflect similar evolutionary origins. We used comparative …

New surgical strategy offers hope for repairing spinal injuries

Surgery to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after a traumatic spinal injury works because offshoots from the spinal cord complete the …

DNA testing startup Helix just launched its app store for genetics

DNA testing startup Helix has launched an “app store” for your genetic code with a number of partners offering tests on its new platform.<p>The company …

Memory Takes Time

What is a memory? Kukushkin and Carew envision memory and synaptic plasticity as “Fourier transforms of experience”, whereby multiple timelines of …

Device may detect onset of sepsis, before it's too late

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's immune system releases chemicals to fight an infection, causing widespread …

‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI

(Top) Predicted brain activation patterns and semantic features (colors) for two pairs of sentences. (Left: “The flood damaged the hospital”; …

Pioneering British firm wins patent for 'cancer vaccines' technology

A pioneering British pharmaceutical company has won a European patent for its ‘cancer vaccines’ technology, which if successful could revolutionise treatment of the disease.<p>Scancell, which is listed on London’s AIM market, has been awarded the patent for its DNA ImmunoBody scientific platform, …

Virtual reality is the future of education

Our industrialized classrooms will fade away in exchange for the infinite educational opportunities of virtual reality.<p>Virtual reality is the most …

Select memories can be erased, leaving others intact: New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be 'erased' without affecting normal memory of past events

New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be 'erased' without affecting normal memory of past events<p>Different …

(Almost) Everything You Know About Metabolism Is Wrong

Most of us have a deeply flawed understanding of metabolism. Knowing how it actually works will help you better understand your health.<p>Most of us …

The Gadget that Makes DNA Sequencing Child’s Play

The MinION cracks open biotech to the masses the way the PC democratized computing. What will we do with this newfound power?<p>I t is a Tuesday …

Genetics

Experts debunk study that found Holocaust trauma is inherited

In the fall of 2015, Rachel Yehuda and her team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York published results of a study looking at the genes of 32 Jewish women and men. All were Holocaust survivors who either had been interned in Nazi concentration camps, forced into hiding during …

How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes

For those who are still skeptical about whether mind-body practices like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi actually work, a new study goes further in laying out how they affect us—right down to the level of our genes. The new review, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Immunology,</i> looks back over a …

Mindfulness

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …