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New Map Finally Reveals A Global Genetic Network Of Life

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre have created the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell. It …

Genetics

Clues to how ‘super-agers’ retain youthful memories

Some loss of memory is usually considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that fate. A study …

The Brain

Poland might ban abortion but European women will find another way - however dangerous

Women in Poland already face harsh restrictions on abortion. To end a pregnancy safely usually means a journey abroad to a more liberal country, or the payment of an extortionate sum to one of the many private doctors who condemn abortion in public, while profiteering from it in private.<p>Unlike in …

Abortion

Water Bear Dries to a Crisp Then Comes Back to Life

Dancing With Stars<p>Photographer Imre Potyó captured this image of Danube mayflies engaged in a courtship dance. The photo is the overall winner of the …

Mysterious Branch of Humanity Possibly Discovered

A group of humans migrating out of Africa some 40,000 to 70,000 years ago mingled with an as-yet unknown branch of humanity, researchers say.<p>Modern …

Cool

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago.<p>Scientists were able to trace the remarkable journey made by intrepid ancient humans by …

Genetics

Scientists cut 'Gordian knot' in the human genome

HOUSTON - (July 18, 2016) - Females have two X chromosomes in each of their cells. Fully unfolded, each copy is two inches long. One of these two X …

Genetics

Feeding Kids Peanuts & Eggs Early May Lower Allergy Risk

Having kids eat eggs and peanuts early in life may reduce their risk of developing allergies to these foods later, a new analysis …

Kids

New insights into tau immunotherapies for Alzheimer’s disease - On Biology

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia affecting the elderly in the United States, with as many as 5 million Americans currently …

Biology

Obesity gene no barrier to weight loss, study shows

People with a gene linked to weight gain are just as likely to benefit from weight loss programmes as those without, researchers have discovered.<p>The findings suggest diet, exercise and drug-based approaches to losing weight can be widely beneficial, even if some people may have a greater risk of …

Obesity

Saturated Fat Remains The Major Issue For Heart Disease

It is funny how two lives can run parallel courses thousands of miles apart to eventually become intertwined. I am a cardiologist trained in interventional therapy (stents) for coronary artery disease (CAD) who has become a passionate advocate of lifestyle and prevention of CAD before stents are …

Health

Study: Smoking can permanently damage DNA

8:12 p.m. ET<p>A new study published Tuesday finds that most DNA damage caused by smoking reverses itself five years after a person quits, but changes …

Smoking

The UN is finally treating antibiotic-resistant superbugs like a catastrophic threat

In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only held high-level meetings on health issues three times: for HIV, Ebola, and chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity.<p>On Wednesday, September 21, world leaders will be holding one of these rare meetings on health: This time, it’s …

Antibiotic Resistance

Yes, computing genetic ancestors is super accurate

Remnants of extinct monkeys are hiding inside you, along with those of lizards, jellyfish and other animals. Your DNA is built upon gene fragments …

Human ‘junk’ gene sequences can promote translation

Scientists have found a group of human sequences — unrelated to those in mice — which are capable of producing SINEUPs, which can pair with typical …

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Experiments show that the tardigrade’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells.<p>Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic …

Biology

Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure

The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control your …

Medicine

Epigenetic Genes and Emotional Reactivity to Daily Life Events: A Multi-Step Gene-Environment Interaction Study

1. Myin-Germeys I, van Os J, Schwartz JE, Stone AA, Delespaul PA (2001) Emotional reactivity to daily life stress in psychosis. Archives of general …

Genetics

Computer Program Beats Doctors at Brain Cancer Diagnosis

<i>Summary: According to a new study, a computer program was almost twice as accurate as neuroradiologists in determining whether abnormal brain tissue</i> …

The Brain

Honey Discovered That Kills More Bacteria Than Antibiotics

Scientists revealed a study that found a honey better than all antibiotics out there. It was published by the European Journal of Clinical …

Honey

Reproducibility: Respect your cells!

Numerous variables can torpedo attempts to replicate cell experiments, from the batch of serum to the shape of growth plates. But there are ways to …

Scientific Research

Protandim Protects Oligodendrocytes against an Oxidative Insult.

2016 Sep 7;5(3). pii: E30.<p>1Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, VU University Medical Center, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam, 1081 HZ …

Most of your eye’s color sensors don’t actually see color

We see color because of specialized light-sensing cells in our eyes called cones. One type, L-cones, sees the reds of strawberries and fire trucks; …

Nanoparticles vs. Cancer

A 3-D model of a carbon nanotube.Olga Reukova/Thinkstock Some of the biggest advances coming in modern medicine may also be the tiniest.For a few …

Nano Tech

Children are twice as likely to get their intelligence from mom

Smart people should thank their mothers because, according to researchers, their mothers are the principal responsible for transmitting the …

Intelligence

Uses, misuses, new uses and fundamental limitations of magnetic resonance imaging in cognitive science.

2016 Oct 5;371(1705). pii: 20150349. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0349.<p>1Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Stephanstraße 1A, …

Life Sciences

Fighting Cancer with Space Research

<b>JPL and National Cancer Institute Renew Big Data Partnership</b><p>Every day, NASA spacecraft beam down hundreds of petabytes of data, all of which has to …

Space

Women's Wellness: Early diagnosis for ovarian cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. …

Mayo Clinic

Stop Using Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests, FDA Says

The FDA is alerting women and their health care professionals about risks associated with the use of ovarian cancer screening tests.<p>Currently, no …