Tracey Brignole

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Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

<b>By Steven Reinberg</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, …

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to unravel the genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer.<p>The study, the largest to look for the faulty DNA that drives the cancers, revealed …

Gene therapy cures leukaemia in eight days

WITHIN just eight days of starting a novel gene therapy, David Aponte’s “incurable” leukaemia had vanished. For four other patients, the same …

Dyslexic girls have different brain anatomy from dyslexic boys

The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …

Brains grow differently in babies with Alzheimer’s gene

The brains of infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease develop differently than babies who don’t have the …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …