Nazneen Rahman

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Corpus callosum: Function and disorders

The corpus callosum connects the left side of the brain to the right side, each side being known as a hemisphere. The connection allows information …

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

From our genomes to Jawbones, the amount of data about health is exploding. Bringing on top Silicon Valley talent, one NYC hospital is preparing for a future where it can analyze and predict its patients’ health needs–and maybe change our understanding of disease.<p>The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at …

Health Care

Child’s death from measles caught from unvaccinated brother reignites debate in Italy

A six-year-old Italian boy suffering from leukemia has died after complications from a bout of measles, and the death has reignited a hot debate about vaccinations in the country. He reportedly caught the measles from an older sibling that the parents had decided not to vaccinate, despite the fact …

Italy

Having an Extra Organ or Body Part Is More Common Than You Think

No, seriously.<p>Doctors thought they were operating on a malignant tumour when they set about removing an unusual oval lump on the right side of a …

Medicine

Chimps return favors, even if it costs them

Two new studies look at shades of altruism in chimpanzees, which sometimes forgo rewards and risk injury to help unrelated chimps.<p>We may not always …

Psychology

Neuroscientists figure out how to wipe individual memories from the brain — of a snail

Why it matters to you<p>Research on selectively wiping snails' memories could make it possible to develop drugs that can delete traumatic memories, …

The Brain

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.<p>Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading …

Medicine

Serbia gets its first female – and gay – prime minister

President Aleksandar Vučić announces appointment of Ana Brnabić, 41, a graduate of the University of Hull<p>A gay woman has been appointed prime minister of Serbia in a double first for the EU-candidate state.<p>Ana Brnabić, 41, a graduate of the University of Hull in England, is the Balkan nation’s …

LGBTQ

Cardiff scientist to 'train' virus to fight ovarian cancer

<b>A Cardiff scientist is to explore whether viruses can be "trained" to tackle ovarian cancer after being given a £250,000 Cancer Research UK grant.</b><p>Dr Alan Parker, a senior lecturer at Cardiff University, will lead a team to examine and alter the Ad5 virus.<p>In its original form it can can cause …

Cancer

Cambodian elections: The women who lost their land and are now fighting for power

Women have long been at the forefront of protests against land grabbing in Cambodia. Now some are running for office in an attempt to bring about change<p>For as long as she has been able to vote, Sok Da has supported the Cambodian People’s party (CPP). But on Sunday, the 44-year-old will turn on the …

Asia

Leak shows 'devastating' impact of planned NHS cuts in London

Internal document reveals cost-saving options to plug £183m gap in funding for 10 hospital trusts in capital<p>Patients will be denied treatment, waiting times for operations will lengthen and A&E and maternity units may be shut under secret NHS plans to impose unprecedented cuts to health spending in …

Health Care

Opioid-related hospital visits up 99% in less than a decade, US data shows

States see vast differences in rate of inpatient stays, with Georgia seeing biggest increase, while stays are more common among women in most states<p>Opioid-related hospital visits in the US rose 99% and inpatient stays increased 64% in less than a decade, according to government data released on …

Health Care

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

<i>Gene editing advancements could produce a future cure for Huntington's disease.</i><p>Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, …

Genetics

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab to stop heart attacks could be close

Vaccine to be trialled by humans could be effective alternative to statins<p>A vaccine jab that prevents heart attacks could be imminent after promising early research shows how the immune system can be directed to lower cholesterol.<p>Patients have already been enrolled into a phase one trial to see if …

Medicine

Photo essay: Stories of hope from a Cameroon refugee camp

<b>Date :</b> 16 May 2016<p>To the world they are known as “refugees”. Nameless, faceless, all the same. But each of them have a different story to tell, of …

UN Women

Babies' DNA affects mothers' risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, study finds

Some features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia -- a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy -- a …

Pregnancy

Scientists find mutations that may let bird flu spread among humans

Scientists have identified mutations that could allow a lethal strain of bird flu to become more contagious among humans, according to a study in …

Public Health

Firefly gene illuminates ability of optimized CRISPR-Cpf1 to efficiently edit human genome

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to advance the …

Biology

NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets — and 10 may be like Earth

• <b>NASA's has detected 219 possible new planets.</b>• <b><br>About 10 of these new worlds may be Earth-size and habitable.</b>• <b><br>The Kepler space telescope that discovered the new planets has so far found more than 4,000 worlds.</b>• <b><br>The results suggest there may be billions of Earthlike planets in the Milky Way galaxy.</b><p>NASA …

Universe

A Lack of 'Editing' in The Brain Could Be What's Driving The Most Aggressive Tumours

This could explain a lot.<p>Brain cancer is often a devastating diagnosis, and scientists have been hunting for mechanisms that could explain the …

Fine-mapping identifies causal variants for RA and T1D in DNASE1L3, SIRPG, MEG3, TNFAIP3 and CD28/CTLA4 loci

New Results<p>View ORCID ProfileHarm-Jan Westra, View ORCID ProfileMarta Martinez Bonet, Suna Onengut, View ORCID ProfileAnnette Lee, Yang Luo, Nikola …

37 Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech

It should come as a shock to no one that there is a serious lack of gender diversity in C-suites across the country. Currently, just over 4 percent …

Women's News

The brain may learn by building 11-dimensional "sandcastles"

We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as …

Health unions urge Theresa May to ditch NHS pay cap

Unions representing cross-section of healthcare staff increase pressure on government to use Queen’s speech to lift 1% restriction on pay rises<p>The NHS pay cap is unfair, unpopular and dangerous to patient safety, bodies representing 1.3 million health service staff have warned Theresa May, urging …

Health Care

The World According to Black Women Photographers

As a young photographer growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn was deeply influenced by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s book “Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers.” The 1986 book took a historical look at female photographers from the 1800s to the present day and left her eager …

Photojournalism

Six members of President Trump’s advisory council on HIV/AIDS have resigned

Its members are concerned that the Trump administration doesn’t seem have a strategy<p>The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) is a body responsible for providing recommendations and information to the president, as well as overseeing the nation’s strategy for combatting the illness. On …

Public Health

Sue McCreeth: Look Back and Love review – an impressive showcase

(Tru-Nu)<p>As a singer-songwriter, Sue McCreeth is highly unusual in two ways. First, she takes as her starting point not a few words or snatch of melody, but a harmonic idea. This comes, perhaps, from having studied with Gary Burton and Joe Mulholland at Berklee, the “jazz university” in Boston. …

Music

The Greatest Jazz Albums You've Never Heard

We've handpicked 13 classic jazz albums that we think you've never heard, but certainly should have. Each one is here on merit, giving you a chance …

Jazz

12 incredible sportswomen who competed while pregnant

Olympics

Cerys Matthews: ‘I love today’s attitude towards gender neutrality’

The musician and broadcaster, 48, on her nursing days, what motherhood taught her, and why she doesn’t miss the strangeness of fame<p><b>My childhood involved a lot of hay,</b> rain and periwinkles. I remember being in the back seat of my parents’ car – I was maybe three – when a 15st sow leapt out of a …

Parenting