Ernst Möller

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First CRISPR Clinical Trial in Humans Is Approved by Federal Regulators

A federal biosafety and ethics panel on Tuesday unanimously approved the first study in patients of the genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, in an …

High Risk for Breast Cancer May Be Normalized With Healthy Living, Study Finds

Some women at high risk for breast cancer may be able to lower their risk to that of an average woman by making healthy lifestyle choices, according …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

University of Illinois

Neuroscientists Discover a New Way to Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier

The brain presents a unique challenge for medical treatment: it is locked away behind an impenetrable layer of tightly packed cells. Although the …

Why psychedelics could be a new class of antidepressant

Certain psychedelics, including psilocybin, may be useful for treating depression. Could they be a game-changing breakthrough for psychiatry?<p>Clinical depression causes misery for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Around one in five patients fail to respond to any treatment and even among …

Consciousness

Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity.<p>Gastric balloons are nothing new, but you usually need …

Neuroscientists Have Recorded The Brain Activity of a Man at The Exact Moment He 'Saw God'

A serious case of epilepsy gave him a 'religious experience'.<p>Medical case reports are incredible things. Like real-life episodes of <i>House</i>, they offer …