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This Is How Teenage Depression And Anxiety Could Affect Your Body

Depression is linked to your stomach, and anxiety is followed by bad skin.<p>Research over the past decade has definitively shown that mental disorders …

Mental Health

A GoPro Camera Went To Space, Got Lost, Came Back With Awesome Images Of Earth

Sending a camera to space is something we have seen before, but with small cameras getting better image quality all the time, the prospect has become …

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Cancer

What is 'Bridgegate'? Things to know as the trial begins

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It's provided material for late-night talk show monologues and even made its way into a Jeopardy answer.<p>Now, three years after a …

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core

A new anatomical understanding of how movement controls the body’s stress response system<p>Elite tennis players have an uncanny ability to clear their heads after making errors. They constantly move on and start fresh for the next point. They can’t afford to dwell on mistakes.<p>Peter Strick is not a …

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Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages …

Dementia

Lab-grown tumour could hold key to cancer

A research team at Barts Cancer Institute in London is constructing a cancerous growth from scratch to improve treatment<p>British scientists have started work on a revolutionary construction project: building a tumour from its basic biological components.<p>While the idea of building rather than …

GM worm study provides 'powerful first step' towards preventing Alzheimer's

Research is at a very early stage, but scientists are hopeful that a ‘neurostatin’ preventative drug for neurological conditions will become a reality<p>Scientists working on genetically modified worms have made what they hope are the first steps towards developing a preventative treatment for …

Dementia

High cocaine doses 'can cause brain to eat itself'

Study of mice finds that the drug can trigger out-of-control ‘autophagy’ – a process by which cells digest themselves<p>High doses of cocaine can cause the brain to eat itself, research suggests.<p>A study of mice found that the drug can trigger out-of-control “autophagy”, a process by which cells digest …

Cocaine

Does cannabis really lower your IQ? | Claire Mokrysz

My recent research has shown that differences other than cannabis use might be causing the much-discussed disparities in cognitive function<p>Whether or not using cannabis can lead to cognitive impairment is a hot topic of research and public interest. Given the extensive media attention granted to …

Cannabis

No, there's still no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking

Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they’re as harmful as smoking<p>Just under a year ago, I wrote a response to an article by a journalist who claimed there was no …

Public Health

Officials: 'Affluenza' teen, mother captured in Mexico, will be returned to U.S.

A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave …

What science doesn’t know about the menopause: what it’s for and how to treat it | Rose George

It is a critical stage of life for half the population, yet women struggling with symptoms are confronted with conflicting advice. Why is so little understood about the menopause?<p>My physio, a young woman called Lucy, was simply making conversation. She wanted to distract me from the serious …

Women's Health

Taurine-like chemical restores cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's

Tests show compound, similar to that found in energy drinks, clears amyloid beta plaques, which build up in the brain in early stages of Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that destroys toxic plaques which build up in the brain in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Preliminary …

Dementia

How a Jellyfish-Obsessed Engineer Upended Our Understanding of Swimming

John Dabiri has shown that seemingly simple animals are masters of water currents.<p>The lion’s mane jellyfish is the world’s largest jellyfish and, as John Dabiri from Stanford University can attest, its tentacles pack a very painful sting. During a photoshoot for <i>Popular Science</i>, a photographer …

5 Wine Myths That Should be Put to Rest

One of the benefits of having a sommelier in your circle of friends is that you can ask all the wine questions that seem silly, strange, or obvious to ask without getting embarrassed. (That, and they usually bring pretty tasty wines to dinner parties.)<p>But we love getting these questions. Wine …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

'Anti-malarial mosquitoes' created using controversial genetic technology

Scientists aim to tackle malaria by creating insects unable to spread the parasite, but caution urged over unpredictable ecological consequences<p>Hundreds of genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of spreading the malaria parasite to humans have been created in a laboratory as part of a …

Genetics

Artificial skin senses touch and heat

Photograph: Bao Research Group/ Stanford University<p>Artificial skin with electronic mechanoreceptors. Photograph: Bao Research Group/ Stanford …

Nanotech

Tiny protein 'compasses' found in fruit flies - and potentially humans

Clumps of protein which align with Earth’s geomagnetic field lines may feed information to the nervous system, creating the ability to navigate<p>Tiny biological compasses made from clumps of protein may help scores of animals, and potentially even humans, to find their way around, researchers …

Biology

STI known as MG could have infected hundreds of thousands in UK

Study finds further evidence <i>Mycoplasma genitalium,</i> which has few symptoms, is sexually transmitted and may be present in 1% of adults under 45<p>A sexually transmitted infection could have infected hundreds of thousands of people in the UK, research suggests.<p><i>M</i><i>ycoplasma genitalium</i>, known as MG, has …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Plague: Bringing Death For More Than 5,700 Years

Plague’s been infecting people for thousands of years longer than any previous record shows — but it may not have always looked like the Black Death of medieval times or even earlier plagues, scientists reported Friday.<p>Tests on the teeth of Bronze Age skeletons shows plague’s been infecting people …

An Education in Personal Finance

Everyone needs an education in personal finance. It’s one critical subject missing from classroom curriculums. When the transition from childhood to adulthood begins, personal finance—money management, investment advice, understanding the merits of a 401K—becomes essential to our development.<p>The …

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health