Prashant Appikatla

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Malaria-free but still sick: What’s giving millions of kids fevers?

The toddler on her mother's lap is listless, her eyes dull. She has a fever, little appetite, and a cough. Her journey to the health clinic took an …

Foresee and Forget: How to Remember the Future

We’re all familiar with the following scenario: You use the last pat of butter at breakfast and make a mental note to go to the store after work. …

Do Adult Brains Make New Neurons? A Contentious New Study Says No

It’s the latest chapter in a century-long debate about whether neurogenesis continues throughout humans’ lives.<p>In 1928, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, proclaimed that the brains of adult humans never make new neurons. “Once development was ended,” he wrote, “the founts …

Neuroscience

US cancer network recommending expensive drugs based on weak evidence, study finds

Guidelines for American oncologists often recommend expensive and harmful cancer drugs for patients based on “weak evidence”, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal.<p>The BMJ research looked at drugs recommended for conditions not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, a …

Diamonds reveal sign of the deepest water known inside Earth

A rare form of ice crystal in the gems could have formed only at the crushing pressures found in the mantle.

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a …

Hair

These Neurons are Alive and Firing. And You Can Watch Them In 3-D

For patients with epilepsy, or cancerous brain lesions, sometimes the only way to forward is down. Down past the scalp and into the skull, down …

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier …

Genetics

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …