Brandi Long

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'Jolie gene' linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's patients have less BRCA1 protein like those who carry the 'Jolie gene'<p>The ‘Jolie gene’ which drives breast and ovarian cancer may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have discovered.<p>The gene BRCA1 is crucial for repairing DNA and protecting against cancer, but people who …

Alzheimer's Disease

Tesla Accuses Journalists Of Trespassing And Assault

Fear and loathing in the Gigafactory<p>It sounds like a scene from an action movie. Two reporters scale a fence and sneak into a major construction project, taking photographs. Security confronts them and calls the police. Instead of sticking around for the authorities to show up, the reporters jump …

Tesla Launches Its Electric SUV, The Model X

Falcon-wing doors and a “bioweapon defense mode”<p>Tesla Motors debuted its newest, quirkiest, and most outrageous product yet last night at its factory in Fremont, California. The long-awaited Model X SUV is a 7-seater with exotic “falcon-wing” doors, a pair of electric motors (in the all-wheel-drive …

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

These are all the medical conditions pot actually helps

However, there is not much evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana for other reasons, such as sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome and anxiety disorders. And marijuana doesn't appear to help people with depression or psychosis, or those with eye pressure from glaucoma, the study found.<p>Still, …

How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

Audi Has Invented "Blue Crude," An Alternative Fuel Made of Water, Air and Renewable Energy

Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a<p>Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to gas, the new “blue crude” fuel begins by …

The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg …

New Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Reduce Opiate Prescriptions And Overdoses

Deaths from overdoses of opiate prescription drugs have reached epidemic proportions. According to current statistics from the CDC, 44 people in the US die every day as a result of overdoses of prescription painkillers. More striking is the fact that over 16,000 people died from opiate analgesic …

Federal Bill Could End Prohibition Across the United States in 2015

If a state passes a law deeming marijuana a legal substance, the federal government should have no authority over the prosecution of individuals for …

Meditation Improves Brain Function

<b>Meditation Improves Brain Function</b><p>There is a great deal of evidence that meditation, in particular mindfulness meditation, improves the brain, and …

How gaming can improve our cognitive abilities

Adam Gazzaley is building a repertoire of games that could one day help us reduce or even reverse the impact on our cognitive faculties of disorders …

The Brain

How your THOUGHTS can cause deadly brain tumours to grow: Cancer can hijack neurons that control thinking, claims study

How your THOUGHTS can fuel brain tumours: Scientists reveal how cancer hijacks the process of thinking<p><b>Study found tumours are fuelled by a process</b> …

Designer baby controversy: Scientists edit genome of human embryo

For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific …

Look At These Maps, Then Prepare For Decades Of Droughts And Floods

As parched California battles an epic drought, and the Northeast U.S. braces for the spring flooding season, the long-term outlook is even worse. Welcome to the new normal of climate change.<p>Prepare for a much drier future — or a much wetter one. Climate change is likely to bring significantly …

Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused …

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10, It's The Big One

Something cool just happened. Microsoft has released the biggest new version of Windows 10 in ages and it does something vitally important: it gives us the first look at the platform as a cohesive – and possibly game changing – whole…<p><b>So What’s New?</b><p>Let’s cut to the chase. What Windows 10 Build 10061 …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Cholesterol Drug Might Work Better Than Medical Marijuana

Pain and nausea relief, without pot’s side effects<p>Since the 1970s, doctors have been prescribing the drug fenofibrate (name brand Tricor) to help patients reduce their cholesterol. Now it’s one of the most popular drugs of its kind because it has few side effects. But according to new research, …

Monitoring epilepsy in the brain with a wireless system

09.02.15 - A new system of wireless microelectrodes aims to detect the location of epilepsy in the brain with high precision. This technique, under …

Marijuana oil now allowed in Virginia for victims of severe epilepsy

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed legislation Thursday allowing the use of medical marijuana oil for people suffering from severe epilepsy.<p>As marijuana becomes legal in the District, advocates in neighboring Virginia said they thought even this first small step toward medical use would never …

Scientists discover a new cause of epilepsy: Astrocyte uncoupling

Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of …

Neuroscience

Parents pin hopes on medical cannabis trial for children with epilepsy

The clinical trial will be the first of its kind in Australia and part of a handful of similar studies carried out worldwide.<p>Dr John Lawson, …

Cannabis

Stigmatized Schizophrenia Gets a Rebrand

Academia is calling for the abolishment of the term “schizophrenia” in hopes of finding a label that’s less stigmatized. Why people with the medical …

Unique alien life different from that on Earth might exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, reveals Nasa scientist

As the hunt for alien life continues, top scientists have come to believe that unlike Earth - where one look at its surface makes it easy to …

Tech Q&A: Boost cell signal, avoid a tech trap, free legal eBooks and more

<b>Boost your cell signal indoors</b><p><b>Q.</b> To save money, I canceled my home landline. I didn't realize how weak my cellphone's signal is in some rooms. Can I make it better, or is it back to the landline?<p><b>A.</b> You can buy cellphone repeaters that intercept the signal from outside, or in a room with a strong …