Stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s proves save in primates

In a step that brings stem cells closer to the clinic, researchers in Japan have found that transplanting reprogrammed stem ...

Righteous condemnation of ‘anti-science’ bias won’t change minds of GMO critics

The ABC recently reported that 400 people in the Philippines trampled vitamin-enriched “golden rice” trial crops because of fears to human health ...
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Innovations in neuroscience trigger shifting views in the treatment of mental illness

Innovations in neuroscience are changing the way scientists see the brain, which could lead to more effective treatment of mental ...

The Compatability Gene: A mixing and matching game of life and death

Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that ...

Chronic aggressive behavior in boys: epigenetic sources?

Chronic aggressive behaviour exhibited by some boys from disadvantaged families may be due to epigenetic changes during pregnancy and early ...
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A clearer picture of the mind in real-time brain imaging

Real time brain scans allowed subjects in a recent study to better control brain activity. Researchers hope this will lead ...
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Is creative ability determined by our DNA?

Is creativity something we're born with or something that we learn? New research suggests that a person's creative ability is ...

Gene tied to Down syndrome may suggest way to new therapy

Scientists have identified a gene on the extra chromosome causing Down syndrome that may be responsible for the early aging ...

New study shows dexterity largely determined by genetics

Scientists have identified a network of genes that influences whether you are right-handed or left-handed by looking at developing embryos. "The ...
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Brain sleep, not beauty sleep? Switching off regrows cells

A study shows that sleeping activates a gene which allows certain types of brain cells to be replenished ...
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Epigenetics sheds new light on altruism

Recent research in neuroscience and epigenetics is revealing more and more about the fundamental social nature of humans ...
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Has an Israeli research team found the key to curing cancer in humans?

The Israeli blind mole rat's incredible resistance to cancer may make it the perfect organism to advance cancer research, as ...
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Growing mini-brains: What are the ethical concerns?

At what point does a bundle of brain cells become a brain, and is it ethical to push those limits? ...

The ethics of ‘mini human brains’

You’ve probably already heard about the miniature ‘human brain’ grown in laboratory. It’s not hard to see why these little blobs ...

Gene for age-related memory loss

The forgetfulness that comes with age may be reversible, researchers reported on Wednesday. They found the brain cells involved in ...
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10 reasons why growing a human brain-in-a-dish is terrific

The growth of a mini-brain is revolutionary in more ways than one. PhD Ricki Lewis describes the ten most exciting ...
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Memories of positive associations get written onto DNA

Another study adds to the growing list of experiements in which epigenetics appears involved in the process of locking memories ...

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers was published on August 14, 2013. It offers profound insights ...
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Programming language based on the human brain

IBM has developed a new programming architecture based on the language of the human brain, taking us one step closer ...

Gene combinations help predict treatment success for alcoholism medication

An experimental treatment for alcohol dependence works better in individuals who possess specific combinations of genes that regulate the function ...

Researchers work to understand genetic architecture of schizophrenia in prenatal brains

Researchers have reverse-engineered the outlines of a disrupted prenatal gene network in schizophrenia, by tracing spontaneous mutations to where and ...

Alzheimer’s blood test edges closer

For now, there is no definitive test for Alzheimer's disease. Doctors rely on cognition tests and brain scans. So one of ...

NIH begins gene therapy trial for Parkinson’s disease

All eyes were on Perry Cohen when he froze at the microphone. His voice failed him. He couldn’t read his ...

Scientists ID genetic basis for late-onset Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease affects one in eight elderly Americans. The disease is thought to simply be a part of getting older; as one ...

UK scientists develop brain disease therapy

UK scientists have developed a new stem cell therapy that could, in the best case scenario, offer a "largely curative" ...

Stricter standards sought to curb stem-cell confusion

Pamela Robey is used to disappointing the scientists who send samples, anxious to know whether the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) ...

Rare genetic changes linked to schizophrenia

Rare genetic changes that may be responsible for the development of schizophrenia have been identified by scientists at the Centre for Addiction ...

Gene mutation in dogs could offer clues about neural tube defects in humans

A new study shows that gene mutations in dogs could offer some clues regarding neural tube defects in humans. According ...
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