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Father’s folate levels linked to abnormalities in offspring

Finally it is the turn of prospective fathers to be told what to eat – men who want to be ...
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Did brain mirror neurons help shape our civilization?

A new study debunks the hype surrounding mirror neurons and surveys current literature to take a calm and objective look ...

Finding the root of genetic disease in Amish communities

The story began at the Philadelphia children’s hospital late one night in spring 1989, when Dr. Morton found glutaric acid, ...

Tiny DNA difference controls how you like or hate specific smells

People react differently to the same smells. Something that smells wonderful to you could be offensive to your friend, but ...

How to grow brains in a lab

Bioengineers dream of growing spare parts for our worn-out or diseased bodies. They have already succeeded with some tissues, but ...
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Science reporters fail to dig deep enough on male v. female brain story

The media went nuts over the recent brain scanning study saying men and women differ when it comes to spatial ...
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Comparison of aging patterns sheds light on evolutionary purpose of aging

A new comparison of aging patterns of humans and 45 other species reveals that some species live much longer than ...
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Can we inherit fear of a smell? The latest on transgenerational epigenetics

Can humans inherit the experience of fear? Male mice trained to fear a particular harmless smell before they sire offspring ...

First hints that genes control likelihood of getting concussions

Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective ...

Epigenetic alert: Could exericse prevent us from inheriting mom’s obesity?

Epigenetics has been used for rather comical effect in some cases, with a whole lot of things being correlated to ...

Sex and brain structure: Is this really about gender?

The news on December 3, 2013, read "Scientists discover the difference between male and female brains." Britain’s Independent actually made ...

Gene mutation increases link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s

A mutation in a brain protein makes people exposed to pesticides and a herbicide more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, ...
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Can we slow the effects of aging?

Google's new company, Calico, is attempting to battle the effects of aging and many suspect the company will go one ...

Dietary amino acid, once thought redundant, is actually essential

Asparagine, which is found in foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products, was once considered non-essential because it is ...
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Like digital cameras, brain ‘geotags’ new memories

New research suggests that the human brain saves certain information, such as location, in order to help new memories form, ...

Brain change starts early for infants with gene linked to Alzheimer’s

For decades, researchers have been trying to determine when brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease first begin in patients. Now, ...
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Critics’ concerns over GM salmon unfounded, ‘don’t merit comment’

Canadian government agencies have scrupulously assessed AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon and have approved it for commercial production. But this hasn't ...

Are brains gendered, genetically?

Are boys and girls fundamentally different? Is pink for girls and blue for boys? Is there truth in the insinuation ...

Genes influence if you shrug off punishment or take it to heart

A new study reveals that certain genes related to serotonin or dopamine influence how we make choices based on rewards ...

Cannibal Neanderthals ate an anicent family, DNA evidence suggests

Scientists have found the site of a Neanderthal massacre, where a group of them slaughtered and ate a dozen of ...

Neuroscientist has the genes of a psychopath but an otherwise normal life

One afternoon in October 2005, neuroscientist James Fallon was looking at brain scans of serial killers. “I got to the ...

Genetic links found to autism

Genetic links to autism have been discovered by Yale researchers. The scientists have identified which types of brain cells and ...

Single-cell genome sequencing gets better

Researchers led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have generated the most complete genome sequences from single ...
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A virus hitched a ride in our ancestors genome, and changed human brains forever

Long ago, part of one virus's genome merged with the human genome. Now it's in each of us, helping to ...

Epigenetics of drug abuse

Studying post-mortem human brains of heroin abusers, Yasmin Hurd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and her ...

Genes shared by relatives influence brain aging

Early results from a long-term research project indicate that certain age-related declines in brain function are influenced by genes. This ...
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Always catching colds? Blame it on your socioeconomic status

New research says that low socioeconomic status is correlated with shorter telomere length and, interestingly, a higher propensity for getting ...
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Mutations in the brain

Not all genetic mutations are harmful. New research shows that mutations within neurons may be incredibly common, and even sometimes ...