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NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

The<p>National Institutes of Healthhas announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by theEbola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa.<p>NIH director Francis Collins on Thursday called the human safety trials, which …

Neuroscience: ‘I built a brain decoder'

What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.<p>Jack Gallant can read your mind. Or at least, he can figure out what you’re seeing if you’re in his machine watching a movie he’s playing for you.<p>Gallant, a researcher at the University …

The Brain

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

California declares whooping cough epidemic

California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.<p>The agency says that there were 3,458 whooping cough cases reported between January 1 and June 10, well ahead of the number of cases …

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

<b>A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.</b><p>The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week.<p>Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results …

Sleep

Sleep may help memories form by promoting new synapses

Research in mice suggests that sleep aids memory by promoting the formation of new nerve cell connections<p>If you’ve just learnt something new and want to improve your chances of remembering it, you’d do well to sleep on it. Whether you’re learning to play a musical instrument or revising for exams, …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

You can't just open up a living brain and see the memories inside.<p>So Roberto Malinow, a brain scientist at the University of California, San Diego, has spent years trying to find other ways to understand how memories are made and lost. The research — right now being done in rats – should lead to a …

2 Percent Of People Can Multitask Well. Are You A Supertasker?

Now that I have your undivided attention...<p>When people try to do multiple things at the same time, their ability to do these things suffers. It's well-established that motorists on cellphones drive as badly as drunk people, for example. University of Utah researcher David Strayer thought that this …

How the Brain Deletes Old Memories

Do you remember your first birthday? How about what you ate for breakfast weeks ago? For most people, such events slip through the sieve of memory, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

Scientists Confirm The Existence Of Element 117

The official Periodic Table of the Elements is one step closer to adding element 117 to its ranks. That’s thanks to an international team of scientists that was able to successfully create several atoms of element 117, which is currently known as Ununseptium until it’s given an official name.<p>The …

7 Sneaky Things That Ruin Your Sleep--and How to Avoid Them!

<b>That Nightcap</b><br>"Alcohol is one of the worst things for good-quality sleep," says Ashton. Try tart cherry juice instead—it contains melatonin, a sleep hormone.<p><b>A Too-Early Bedtime</b><br>If eight hours is good, 12 is <i>not</i> better, says Stork. Too much sleep invites its own problems.<p><b>Decaf Coffee</b><br>Surprise! Decaf …

Sleep

I Got It From My Momma: 4 Surprising Things To Thank Mom For

A love of garlic, onions and other strong flavors<p>Babies learn to taste and smell while still in the womb, and as they gulp mouthfuls of amniotic fluid, they become accustomed to flavors of mom’s food. According to a 2007 study in Pediatrics, flavors like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise and mint have …

Parenting

Soy sauce compound shows promise to fight HIV - Futurity

A compound in soy sauce can be 70 times more potent than Tenofovir, a first-line HIV drug.