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Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

This Protein Could Be Spreading Type 2 Diabetes Like Mad Cow Disease

New clues.<p>A type of misbehaving protein might be behind some cases of type 2 diabetes, indicating the condition could potentially be contracted …

Comment on CRISPR Targets Cancer in First Human Trial — What You Need to Know by Genetic Engineering Pt. II: Tools of the Trade | The Curious J: A science blog

[…] potential to target genes associated with cancer and Alzheimer’s, among other diseases. The first cancer-targeted CRISPR human trial has been …

Genetics

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Equations

Scientists Successfully Slow Aging in Mice Using Stem Cells

The Key is in the Brain<p>Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have successfully tested a new procedure on mice that could …

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key

New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> has examined the potential role of novel proteins in the future treatment of schizophrenia. Disrupting …

Physicists Just Found One of The Forces Holding The World Together Can Also Push It Apart

No, seriously, we really will need to update the textbooks on this one.<p>A type of force that makes molecules briefly stick to one another has been …

Researchers Have Identified Why Our Bodies Reject Transplanted Organs

We could stop rejection at its source.<p>Researchers have identified a previously hidden link between our immune system and the activation of cells that …