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Pulling All-Nighters Could Have Lasting Effects

For decades, scientists have suspected that there is a connection between poor sleep and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease. People …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Study Finds Unintended Consequences of CRISPR Gene Editing

Scientists and biotechnologists have heralded the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system as revolutionary way to edit DNA, like scissors and a glue stick …

Genetics

Probiotics and prebiotics – is it safe to use them to treat disease?

The link between gut microbes and health is now well established. As a result, researchers have been investigating the effects of probiotics, …

Holistic Medicine

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

Cancer drug shows unexpected fat-melting side effects

A drug developed originally to treat breast cancer and diabetes has been found to offer an unexpected and beneficial side effect. Scientists have …

Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say

<b>Cancers should no longer be categorised by where they are first formed in the body, but instead by similarities in tumour types, researchers say.</b><p>A US-led study of 33 cancer types from more than 10,000 patients found they could be reclassified into 28 clusters that shared similar …

Cancer

Brain cells keep growing well into our 70s

For years, scientists have believed that hippocampal neurons stop being generated as we reach old age. But, a new study dramatically overturns this …

The Brain

Scientists Have Discovered a New Stem Cell That Could Heal Brain Damage

This could be a game-changer.<p>A newly discovered type of stem cell could help brains repair themselves from injury or even debilitating diseases like …

Neuroscience

How Cancer Can Become Therapy-Resistant

Epigenetics may play a role

Relationship Between Alcohol Exposure, Gestation Period, & Damage to the Fetus – Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Pregnancy can be divided generally into three trimesters. During the first trimester, <b>Organogenesis</b> takes place. During these first 10 weeks of …

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

April 5, 2018 | Bacteria can pass on memory to descendants, UCLA-led team discovers

The researchers studied Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which forms biofilms in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis and can cause lethal infections. …

Microbiology

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THAT MEMORIES MAY BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS IN OUR DNA

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically …

Characterization of the Neutralizing Antibody Response in a Case of Genetically Linked HIV Superinfection | The Journal of Infectious Diseases

This report describes the identification of a genetically confirmed linked heterosexual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) superinfection (HIV-SI) in …

Public Health

Risk of Subsequent Sepsis Within 90 Days After a Hospital Stay by Type of Antibiotic Exposure | Clinical Infectious Diseases

Background<p>We examined the risk of sepsis within 90 days after discharge from a previous hospital stay by type of antibiotic received during the …

Extreme Sports

El macabro destino de los cadáveres a los que les late el corazón

Sus corazones siguen latiendo. Orinan, sus cuerpos no se descomponen y son cálidos al tacto; sus estómagos retumban, sus heridas se curan y sus tripas pueden digerir los alimentos. Pueden tener ataques cardíacos, fiebre y sufrir de escaras. Pueden sonrojarse y sudar: incluso pueden tener bebés.<p>Y …

Most People With Depression Go Without Treatment

A survey of 50,000 people in 21 countries paints a grim picture.<p>The vast majority of people suffering from depression worldwide are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment, according to a study published this week in the <i>British Journal of Psychiatry</i> based on surveys of more than 50,000 …

Human Rights

We Can Now 'Cut And Paste' RNA in Addition to DNA, And It Could Disable Viruses

Science gets smarter.<p>You've probably heard of CRISPR - the gene editing tool that essentially lets scientists cut and paste DNA, removing things like …

Genetics

Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers find road map to disease origin - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TUCSON, Ariz. – Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and …

Findings from the Gut--New Insights into the Human Microbiome

People who like milk chocolate have slightly different microbes in their intestines than those who prefer their chocolate dark, although researchers …

Medical Research

93% of Leukaemia Patients in Remission After an Experimental T Cell Therapy

It's early days, but this is promising.<p>Doctors are reporting "extraordinary" results after the first clinical trial of an experimental type of …

Cancer

We Have Never Been Human

Within our bodies, single-celled organisms outnumber cells that we identify as human DNA ten to one. We're merely a colony within a colony within a …

Bacteria Evade White Blood Cells Like Antelope Evade Hungry Tigers

Mathematically speaking, the way a tiger charges a herd of antelope resembles a white blood cell attacking a colony of bacteria. That’s the …

This revolutionary genome-editing technique could repair disease-causing mutations

For all the hoopla about CRISPR, the revolutionary genome-editing technology has a dirty little secret: It's a very messy business. Scientists …

Researchers in Spain create sperm from skin cells, potentially ending male infertility | Fox News

A team of scientists in Spain confirmed they have successfully created human sperm from skin cells — a scientific breakthrough potentially ending male infertility.<p>Carlos Simón, the scientific director of the Valencian Infertility Institute, said his team was able to reorganize advanced skin cells …

Zika Is Even More Damaging to Fetal Brains Than Scientists Feared

Zika is, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, associated with microcephaly, the congenital defect in which a baby’s head is abnormally small. During …

How to read the genome and build a human being

Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, as …

Genetics

Chemicals Can Reprogram Skin Cells To Act Like Heart And Nerve Cells

A new discovery could lead to medicines that repair damage to the heart and nervous system by reprogramming our own cells to play new roles. And the potential therapy doesn’t rely on stem cells or gene therapy, promising new areas of biomedical research with a lot of kinks yet to be worked …

Human Intelligence Determined By Volume And Location Of Gray Matter Tissue In Brain

General human intelligence appears to be based on the volume of gray matter tissue in certain regions of the brain, UC Irvine College of Medicine …