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Why speaking a second language could help your aging brain

[D]oes mastering a second language hone our multitasking skills or merely muddle us up? … In the Annual Review of Linguistics, ...
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Viewpoint: The problem with personalized medicine is that ‘statistics are being misinterpreted’

Personalized medicine aims to match individuals with the therapy that is best suited to them and their condition. Advocates proclaim ...
12-5-2018 my-ocd-song-1050x700

Reversing OCD with intensive 4-day ‘head-on’ therapy

[A]round nine years after [Katherine] Mydland-aas’s cleaning rituals began, a psychologist diagnosed her with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and referred her ...
12-5-2018 siberian-rhino-sh-jef-181127_hpMain_4x3_992

DNA analysis shows ‘everyone had been wrong’ about mysterious Siberian unicorn

It didn't look much like the dainty unicorns of myth and legend, but the extinct unicorn of Siberia is even ...
blood 12 6 18

‘Cheap and simple’ 10-minute blood test can detect traces of cancer

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap ...
12-6-2018 stem-cell-resized

‘Stemness’ and the downside of limiting our definition of stem cells

As more sophisticated technology has revealed just how plastic and heterogeneous cell populations can be, some researchers have transitioned from ...
alien 12 3 18

Alien limb syndrome: Understanding how brain injuries can rob the sense of free will

When Ryan Darby was a neurology resident, he was familiar with something called alien limb syndrome, but that did not ...
12-6-2018 evolisliesign

Is evolution denial an attempt to ‘make humans special’?

Evolutionary biology has always been controversial. Not controversial among biologists, but controversial among the general public. This is largely because ...
sickle 12 6 18

Can gene therapy offer a cure for sickle-cell disease?

[I]n November, six months after [21-year-old Manny] Johnson became the first patient to receive an experimental therapy aimed at curing ...
12-5-2018 SONY DSC

Searching for keys to cancer resistance in the genome of giant tortoise Lonesome George

An international research team has discovered several variants in tortoise genomes that potentially affect six of the nine hallmarks of ...
brain 12 5 18

Podcast: How deep brain stimulation relieves depression symptoms

There's new evidence that mild pulses of electricity can relieve depression — if they reach the right target in the ...
12-4-2018 kokiselei5-56a0223c5f9b58eba4af1dc0

‘Interesting puzzle’ created by hand tools found near long-vanished Arabian rivers

Nearly 200,000 years ago, at the confluence of two long-vanished river systems in the heart of Arabia, people climbed a ...
research 12 10 18

NIH blocks research using fetal tissue, prompting calls of ‘scientific censorship’

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have been ordered not to acquire new fetal tissue for their research since ...
sugar 12 5 18

Targeting cancer with sugar-powered immunotherapy

Over the last few decades, researchers tinkering with molecules that turn an immune cell on and off have created a ...
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Delayed diagnosis? In some children, autism traits become ‘significantly more pronounced over time’

Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later, new research suggests. Others show a ...
12-3-2018 brain-implant-electrodes-670x335

Treating depression with brain-stimulating implants

[A] new study out of the University of California, San Francisco, published [November 29] in Current Biology, seems to offer an intriguing ...
gender 12 5 18

Viewpoint: Science needs to embrace the difference between sex and gender—without abandoning the past

Lots of sites, including three scientific societies, have rejected the new Health and Human Services guidelines that provide a classification of ...
12-3-2018 neaderthal

Startling discovery: Ancient mixed-race girl had Neanderthal and Denisovan parents

[T]ens of thousands of years ago, modern humans encountered Denisovans – and had sex with them. It is a startling ...
china 12 10 18

‘Less expected’: China condemns research yielding gene-edited babies

On Nov. 26, U.S.-trained, Shenzhen-based He Jiankui announced that he’d altered the genes of a human embryo to create the ...
football 12 4 18

Brains of young football players can be changed in one season, study says

A single season playing football might be all it takes to change a young athlete's brain. … Researchers used special ...
baby 12 4 18

Artificial placentas could transform research into miscarriages, still births and other pregnancy disorders

Scientists have grown “mini placentas” in a breakthrough that could transform research into the underlying causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and ...
12-2-2018 9580864a-13a6-479f-907f-a660439fb6ee

Should law enforcement have a universal genetic forensic database?

The idea of the government having access to every citizen’s DNA might sound like an Orwellian nightmare, but recent events suggest we’re ...
12-2-2018 Mitochondria

Mitochondrial DNA can be passed on from fathers, too

You probably learned two things about mitochondria in high school biology. First, they’re the powerhouses of the cell. Second, you ...
blankets 11 30 18

Colonial warfare: Were smallpox-infected blankets given to Native Americans?

North American colonists’ warfare against Native Americans often was horrifyingly brutal. But one method they appear to have used shocks even more ...
eye 12 4 18

CRISPR treatment for rare genetic eye disorder gains FDA study approval

Days after a Chinese researcher incensed the world of science with claims of editing the genomes of twin girls, an American ...
12-2-2018 adhd-Brad-Wilson-56a766185f9b58b7d0ea1d84

Searching for the genetic links to ADHD risk

If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection ...
dogs 12 4 18

Are dogs really all that smart? This study says ‘no’

If you are convinced your dog is a genius, you may be disappointed in the conclusions of a study just published ...
12-5-2018 newborn-baby-spit-up-gerd

Transplanted uterus leads to successful birth of baby girl

A team of doctors in Brazil have announced a medical first that could someday help countless women unable to have ...