Short DNA strands may be key to understanding human cognition and diseases

Short snippets of DNA found in human brain tissue provide new insight into human cognitive function and risk for developing ...
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Stem cells help paralyzed dog to walk again

Daily MailDogs paralysed by spine damage are able to walk again following pioneering ...Daily MailEarlier tests on paralysed rats showed ...

Brain gene separates humans from apes

An international team of researchers have discovered a new gene that helps explain how humans evolved from apes. Scientists say ...

Mutations that accelerate neural development linked to autism spectrum disorder

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders are marked by mutations that impair signaling between neurons. These ...

Genetic data may be double-edged sword

Another heavyweight addresses the concerns of the burgeoning era of personal medicine: Nancy Andrews, Dean of Medicine at Duke University, ...
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Political correctness alert: Science literacy collapses when male/female genetics are debated

The difficulty in discussing what everyone intuitively knows—males and females are genetically programmed to respond differently, emotionally and intellectually, to ...
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Human brains: Could we transfer the mind to other devices?

There is no reason why the complex information processing at the core of human experience -- consciousness, the mind -- ...
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Why I don’t want to know my genome sequence

PLoS Blogs (blog)Why I Don't Want to Know My Genome SequencePLoS Blogs (blog)The quest to know ourselves by our DNA ...

Humans are at least 8% virus

In the comments below there is a lot of talk about the worry of transferring gene X from organism 1 ...

Genetic studies may predict criminal tendencies

A law professor believes genetic profiling should be used to identify children who are predisposed to violent criminal behaviors. Law ...

Three-parent fertility method could remove gene defects

Biologists in Oregon report they've produced early-stage human embryos with genes from three parents, a new method that some day ...
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Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson’s symptoms

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
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Stem cell study identifies early issues in Rett syndrome

Neural stem cells from people with Rett syndrome show early signs of dysfunction, according to unpublished research presented at the ...

Human trials using stem cells to treat a genetic nerve disease

Following up on yesterday's post below, another important study was just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine that brings ...

New life for the dead: Stem cells from corpses’ scalps

Death will come for us all one day, but life will not fade from our bodies all at once. After ...
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Stem cells show early promise for rare brain disorder

Four young boys with a rare, fatal brain condition have made it through a dangerous ordeal. Scientists have safely transplanted ...
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Stem cell transplants may show promise for MS

New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosismay be ...
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Stem cells transplanted in human brain create myelin

Neural stem cells transplanted into the brains of people with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) can differentiate and begin producing the myelin ...
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Genoeconomics: Is our financial future in our chromosomes?

The GLP carried a provocative article this week outlining the latest twist in the emerging debate over genoeconomics—the nexus of ...

Researchers link genetic mutation to psychiatric disease and obesity

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric ...

Stem cells transplanted into 1st Macular-Degeneration patient

StemCells Inc. (STEM) said it transplanted neural stem cells into its first patient with dry age-related macular degeneration, pushing forward ...

Could stem cells hold the key to treating traumatic brain injuries?

As part of Rainbow Coral Corp.'s mission to deliver effective new cures for traumatic brain injury, the company is investigating ...

Study shows stem cells may prevent and cure Alzheimer’s

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea's leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute ...
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Mayo Clinic finds way to weed out problem stem cells, making therapy safer

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy ...
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Zombie alert? Male DNA found in women’s brains might prevent disease

Male DNA found in the brains of women appears to have come from male fetuses they carried when pregnant, and ...

Study shows steps to isolate stem cells from brain tumors

A new video protocol in Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) details an assay to identify brain tumor initiating stem cells ...

Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online

The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists. This freely accessible ...

Scientists create map of human brain

A comprehensive atlas of the adult human brain that reveals the activity of genes across the entire organ has been ...