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How the Brain Keeps Time

<b>Study reveals neuron-firing patterns that underlie time measurement.</b><p>Keeping track of time is critical for many tasks, such as playing the piano, …

Protein linked to Alzheimer's could be spread during surgery, say researchers

Concern that tiny pieces of harmful proteins could be spread via surgical instruments leads scientists to call for more research into possible transmission<p>Fragments of sticky proteins found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could potentially be spread to others via contaminated …

Medicine

CHOP scientist says that mitochondria play central role in human evolution, disease

Sleep protects immunity, but how? Scientists have finally figured it out

Mom always said a good night’s sleep helps fight off colds, and science recently confirmed it. But just how sleep protects us against illness has never been clear.<p>An opinion paper in the journal “Trends in Neuroscience” may have finally solved the mystery. It's all about our body's memory, the …

Sleep

Scientists ‘delete’ HIV virus from human DNA for the first time

Scientists used a DNA-snipping enzyme called Cas9 to cut out the virus. The cell's gene repair machinery then takes over, soldering the loose ends of …

A Single Neuron May Carry Up To 1000 Genetic Mutations

<b>A single neuron in a normal adult brain likely has more than a thousand genetic mutations that are not present in the cells that surround it,</b> …

Johns Hopkins Scientists Uncover Link Between Inflammation and Autoimmune Disorders

The human innate immune system is one of our body’s broadest defense mechanisms against infection. One familiar innate immune response we’ve all …

Immunotherapy

This anti-aging drug could potentially extend a dog's life

Scientists who study aging are currently riveted by a group of 20 dogs in Seattle. The dogs, all house pets older than six years old, are early test …

6 tips to better negotiate your salary

Negotiating your salary may be a tricky process. Get 6 tips that can help you be better prepared.<p>I am willing to bet that most of us during the …

Employment

Stressed dads affect offspring brain development through sperm microRNA

Researchers have shown at the molecular level how experiencing stress changes a male mouse's sperm in such a way that it affects his offspring's …

The Brain

Bees get addicted to caffeine, do a little dance

The internet was rife with puns after a group of scientists released a study that found bees get a “buzz” off caffeine, similar to humans. However, …

Bees

Female cells use RNA to turn off X chromosome

Males have an X and a Y chromosome inside each cell, and females have two X’s. This small difference explains why males are more at risk for a range …

Genetics

How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make …

Genetics

America's companies might be running out of people to hire

The number of employers saying that they can't fill open jobs is surging while the number of people being hired each month is starting to fall.<p>In short, something looks wrong in the labor market.<p>In a note to clients Wednesday, Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macro wrote that, "One of …

Teaching the next generation: What do they need to learn?

<i>Executive Pulse seeks input from Canadian leaders on vital issues that affect our business and economy.</i><p>When asked what are the most important skills to encourage young people to develop, two of the Globe's Executive Pulse panelists – one from academia and one from business – stressed innovation as …

Antioxidants Might Actually Make Cancer Worse

Antioxidants have made a fortune for the dietary supplement industry, but how many people really know what they are and why they’re supposedly good …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Biology

A New Free Site From Microsoft to Help Teachers Grow Professionally

October 18 , 2015<br>Microsoft Educator Community is a new platform from Microsoft created specifically to help teachers and educators collaborate with …

What Is Mitosis?

The primary mechanism by which organisms generate new cells is through cell division. During this process, a single “parent” cell will divide and …

Biology

How a Hacked Virus Is Bringing Us Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis

In new experiments, virus particles are tasked with transporting energy in organic light antennae.<p>The question persists: Is a virus alive? Or is it simply a clever organic machine? It lacks most all of things we associate with "life": the ability to reproduce (outside of a host cell), biological …

What keeps me awake: our obsession with grades is eating away at education

A round of applause ripples through the class as a group of students sit back in their seats. I step up and congratulate their performance: “So let’s …

Why Scientists Are Training Wolves to Run on a Treadmill

Researchers at the Wolf Science Center in Ernstbrunn, Austria, have constructed what is perhaps the world’s largest treadmill. Built not for …

Cancer vaccines enter clinical trials

Is the best treatment for cancer already inside of us?<p>Research is underway at Washington University to test a new approach to cancer treatment. …

The videogame that teaches business strategy better than professors

I’ve spent most of my career as a teacher. I think of education as a holy calling. Yet I now find myself in the uncomfortable position of championing computer games that will put teachers out of jobs.<p>Videogames have already been used successfully to teach elementary-school students basic math …

Education

Extra Brain Cells Make Males Remember Sex

<b>A pair of neurons have been found in the brain of male nematode worms that allow them to remember and seek sex even at the expense of food.</b><p>These …

Neuroscience

Biochemists uncover structure of cellular memory mechanism

Calcium is a crucial element in the body that controls thought, movement and other bodily functions. These events are directed by specialized …

A Ugandan scientist found a way to detect Ebola in five minutes but couldn’t get funding

A Ugandan scientist has developed a rapid diagnostic test that can detect Ebola proteins in less than five minutes at the point of care in the community. This is the first rapid diagnostic test that is able to detect various strains of the Ebola and Marburg viruses.<p>In 2013 and 2014, Misaki …

Disease

DNA Study Yields Big Surprise About The Tiny 'Molecule Of Life'

Forget about the static little ladder you heard about in biology class. DNA wiggles like crazy and keeps changing its shape.<p>You don't have to be a molecular biologist to know that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has a "double helix" structure. But if you think the molecule of life is nothing more than …

Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser

Scientists have directly controlled animals before, but these approaches tend to either require surgery or only work with critters at certain stages in their lives. Researchers might have a more powerful technique in store, however: they've managed to control fruit flies' heartbeats through laser …