Michelle Hughes

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Why You Always Know Where Your Nose Is

A new study sheds light on proprioception, the sense a person uses to understand the position of their body parts.<p>Here’s a challenge: Close your eyes and then try touching your nose with your finger.<p>Did you do it? Even without using any of the five famous senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch, and …

Duke University

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

Scientists Find the Real Fountain of Youth — Inside Our DNA

Researchers experiment with gene deletion.<br>Read More

Editing humanity

THE genome is written in an alphabet of just four letters. Being able to read, study and compare DNA sequences for humans, and thousands of other …

A Glimpse Inside an OCD Mind

It took the world's fourth most powerful super computer 40 minutes to model a single second of human brain activity. I frequently imagine computers to have vast intellectual processing abilities, but really, each human brain is a more powerful processor than even the most advanced computers. The …

Depression is not contagious but an upbeat mood is, say scientists

Upbeat moods spread through social networks but depression does not, scientists have found<p>Sad friends will not bring you down but upbeat moods are contagious a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Warwick studied 2,000 teenagers to see if their social groups could …

Depression

When Hospitals Don't Let Their Patients Sleep

Constant monitoring, noise, and other interruptions can keep people awake through the night—and their health can suffer as a result.<p>It’s a common complaint—if you spend a night in the hospital, you probably won’t get much sleep.<p>There’s the noise. There’s the bright, fluorescent hallway light. And …

Health Care

Born Again Brains

The human brain continues to regenerate even in adulthood, thanks to adult neurogenesis, or the birth of new neurons from parental neural stem cells.<p>Scrape a knee. Pull a muscle. Hell, break an arm. You can expect your skin, muscle, or bone, in whichever scenario, to repair itself with proper care …

Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

FGM: nearly 2,000 women and girls treated by NHS since April

More than 1,700 women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation have been treated by the NHS since April, according to the first official figures to be published on the numbers of FGM cases seen by hospitals in England.<p>The data, part of a wide-ranging government package to eradicate …