Kasey Hollington

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Epigenetics: How to alter your genes

We’ve long been told our genes are our destiny. But it’s now thought they can be changed by habit, lifestyle, even finances. What does this mean for our children?<p>Towards the end of the Second World War, something unprecedented happened in modern Europe: a famine. Operation Market Garden, the …

Uncovering the Brain of a Psychopath

What makes someone a psychopath? Can these traits be passed through family lines? Neuroscientist James Fallon, and author of <i>The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain</i>, discusses his scientific and personal exploration into the antisocial …

Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …

3D printed bionic ear that can hear — myscienceacademy.org

[msa-ads data-ad-client=”ca-pub-6965588547261395″ data-ad-slot=”7732882042″]<p>Scientists at Princeton University created a <b>functional ear by 3D printing</b> …

Brainwaves show how sleep boosts visual learning

Trained to spot hidden patterns, volunteers show a significant increase in sigma brainwave power during sleep, suggesting sleep locks in learning, …

The Brain

Synesthesia might be more common in people with autism

Synesthesia — the mysterious phenomenon of "mixed senses" — is thought to affect a small fraction of the general population. But among people with autism spectrum disorders, the condition might be significantly more common, fascinating new research suggests.<p>In a study published this week in</i> …

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …