Virtual reality: Avatars help amputees control their prosthetics

Virtual reality: Avatars help amputees control their prosthetics

People who have had amputations can control a virtual avatar using their imagination alone, thanks to a system that uses ...
LSD to lift your mood or performance? Microdosing could become commonplace

LSD to lift your mood or performance? Microdosing could become commonplace

Janet Lai Chang is one of many who have added a pinch of psychedelic drugs to their daily routine in ...
Type 2 diabetes treatment: Drug alters gut bacteria

Type 2 diabetes treatment: Drug alters gut bacteria

The most successful treatment for type 2 diabetes may work by changing the makeup of gut bacteria. Metformin is commonly ...
SHERLOCK gene tool can identify Zika in blood, help prepare for epidemics

SHERLOCK gene tool can identify Zika in blood, help prepare for epidemics

A tool based on CRISPR has been shown to detect the Zika virus in blood, urine and saliva. It was ...
Golfing bumblebees? Amazing video of insect learning could spark artificial intelligence research

Golfing bumblebees? Amazing video of insect learning could spark artificial intelligence research

Bumblebees have learned to push a ball into a hole to get a reward, stretching what was thought possible for ...
Meditation may reduce anxiety, stress levels by altering brain's white matter

Meditation may reduce anxiety, stress levels by altering brain’s white matter

Researchers believe they have created the world’s first mouse model of meditation by using light to trigger brain activity similar ...
Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Some viruses might cause weaker symptoms in women than in men because it makes them more likely to spread. Many ...

What is consciousness? LSD might help unlock answer

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Almost three-quarters of a ...

What can researchers learn from GM monkey with autism-like symptoms?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It’s no carbon copy ...
Changing climate may have pushed early human evolution in Africa

Changing climate may have pushed early human evolution in Africa

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  It's been called the ...

Humans migrated back to Africa after leaving, fossil record shows

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  It’s amazing what you ...

When did humans evolve to hear speech?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Anthropologists have estimated the ...

Can stem cells aid in brain recovery after stroke?

Five patients received the treatment in a pilot study conducted by doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and scientists at Imperial ...