Tamiko Toland

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Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

Depriving Deadly Brain Tumors Of Cholesterol May Be Their Achilles’ Heel

<i>Summary: Depriving glioblastoma brain cancer cells of cholesterol caused tumor regression and prolonged survival in mouse models of the disease, a</i> …

Neuroscience

Microsoft Says It Will 'Solve' Cancer in The Next 10 Years

We hope they're right.<p>Microsoft has announced an ambitious plan to use computer science to 'solve' cancer within the next decade.<p>While that plan …

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds

DALLAS – September 21, 2016 – Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new …

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China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

I have terminal cancer and I know my friends want to ask, 'Aren’t you dead yet?'

Last December I wrote an essay for The Times about what I wanted to do with my life after I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In July of 2015 — despite multiple surgeries, rounds of radiation, and chemotherapy — three doctors had given me and my husband their bleak perspectives on how much time I …

Cancer

Three Reasons Not to Trust Your Memory

We are often unaware of just how flawed—or even false—our recollections can be. Psychologist Julia Shaw, author of <i>The Memory Illusion</i>, uncovers new …

New detection method paves the way for 100 percent detection of esophageal cancer - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Recognizing the early stages of esophageal cancer is difficult because it can easily be missed. TU Eindhoven has therefore been working with the …

Salmonella 'game-changer' could shrink cancer cells

<b>Scientists at Swansea University say they have made a breakthrough which could revolutionise prostate cancer treatment.</b><p>Researchers at the university's School of Medicine have developed a way of shrinking cancer cells using a harmless strain of salmonella bacteria.<p>It targets the tumour but leaves …

A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of consciousness

Not much is definitively proven about consciousness, the awareness of one’s existence and surroundings, other than that it’s somehow linked to the brain. But theories as to how, exactly, grey matter generates consciousness are challenged when a fully-conscious man is found to be missing most of his …

Consciousness

Rise of the cyborgs: 'I can feel events in Japan when I'm in New York'

As a cyborg you can have colors beamed to your brain and wear earrings that sense what’s behind you – and more and more people are getting involved<p>What’s a cyborg to do when customs officials ask him to remove his antenna for a passport photo? Or when the same antenna is damaged by a Barcelona cop …

Paramount Pictures

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Dementia

Working Out 4 Hours After Studying May Help Your Brain Remember Stuff

The newest memory trick comes from the gym.<p>Here’s your new study routine: Hit the books. Wait a little while. Then, hit the gym.<p>New research suggests that physical exercise can help people retain information if it happens at the right time -- namely, a few hours after you learn the info, when new …

The Brain

Cancer-preventing protein finds its own way in our DNA - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Geneticists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that tumour protein TP53 knows exactly where to bind to our DNA to prevent cancer. Once bound to this …

Empathy for others' pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation

The ability to understand and empathize with others' pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the …

Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective

1. Swaab DF, Hofman MA. Sexual differentiation of the human brain. A historical perspective. Prog Brain Res. 1984;61:361–74. [PubMed]<p>2. Jordan-Young …

Neurology

Quickies: Breakthrough in cancer vaccine research, trolling antivaxxers, and the UTI superbug

• Why it’s crucial that the new superbug was in a urinary tract infection – “What they have found is that these resistant UTIs infections are not …

Super Bug

New Quantum 'Cat State' Can Be in Two Places at Once

Chances are you’re familiar with the Schroedinger’s cat paradox, whereby a hypothetical cat inside a box is both dead and alive until we open the box …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term <i>cerebellum</i> (Latin for “little brain”) to describe two small brain …

The Cognitive Biases That Lead to Bad Money Decisions

If managing money were as easy as crunching some numbers and following a spending plan, we’d all be awesome at it. Money isn’t hard because of the …

Psychology

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

Popular Painkiller Reduces Feelings of Empathy

<b>When you take acetaminophen, you don’t feel others’ pain as much.</b><p>When you take acetaminophen to reduce your pain, you may also be decreasing your …

Acute effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on fatigue and cognition: a pilot study

• Dunstan DW,<br>• Kingwell BA,<br>• Larsen R, et al<p>. Breaking up prolonged sitting reduces postprandial glucose and insulin responses.Diabetes Care …

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