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Reversing diabetes in mice with CRISPR-edited stem cells

Insulin injections can control diabetes, but patients still experience serious complications such as kidney disease and skin infections. Transplanting pancreatic ...
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Why do people trust ‘gut instinct’ even when it’s not the smart choice?

When faced with a decision, people may know which choice gives them the best chance of success, but still take ...
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‘Self-destruct mechanism’ could lead to malaria vaccine

While a vaccine would be the ideal method for eliminating malaria from the human population, all attempts thus far to ...
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Seeking mainstream acceptance for psychedelic drugs: Will entrepreneurs ruin it for everyone else?

After spending decades as highly illegal and restricted substances, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA, DMT, and other psychedelic drugs are ...
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UK considers coronavirus-free medical centers to get cancer treatments back on track

Thousands of cancer patients in the UK have had their treatment stopped or delayed because of COVID-19, and with pressures ...
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‘Not alone’: 3 different human ancestors may have lived together in South Africa 2 million years ago

An international team, including Arizona State University researcher Gary Schwartz, have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the ...
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Injecting tumors with a flu shot ignites cancer-killing immune response in mice

Nearly 5,000 years ago, Egyptian physician Imhotep observed a grotesque but revealing detail about tumors: some grew so large that ...
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Puzzling over the mysteries of human pregnancy: Why is labor so long and dangerous?

From an evolutionary perspective, human pregnancy is quite strange, says University at Buffalo biologist Vincent Lynch. "For example, we don't ...
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Part of the forensic ‘jigsaw puzzle’: Tooth shape offers insights into a deceased person’s genetic makeup

A study found that some characteristics of dental remains — such as crown groove patterns, cusp size, number of roots, ...
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Why ‘beauty’ is an evolutionary conundrum that even Darwin couldn’t solve

The genius of evolution is its brutal pragmatism; do whatever is needed to pass your genes onto the next generation ...
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Alzheimer’s research is at a dead end. Here are 5 unexplored treatment routes

It is time to go back to basics. I have been a scientist involved in Alzheimer's research for three decades, ...
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Infants with ‘insecure attachments’ to parents may be at higher risk of autism

Younger siblings of children with autism who have insecure attachments to their caregivers are more likely to be diagnosed with ...
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Language evolved 25 million years ago, monkey brain study suggests

Curious about how people started talking, researchers from the UK scanned the monkey species and the brains of the people ...
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‘Dogs are still the best’: But can a machine be taught to detect ovarian cancer with a ‘sniff’?

The ultimate goal was to develop an instrument that mimicked the abilities of a dog’s nose—a tool to detect the ...
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‘The Idea of the Brain’: Book explores the struggle to understand the human brain

Neuroscientists love a good metaphor. Through the years, plumbing, telegraph wires and computers have all been enlisted to help explain ...
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Searching for genetic fountain of youth? Study suggests we’ll never find a ‘longevity gene’

What do naked mole rats, elephants, bats and whales have in common? They are all exceptionally long-lived mammals, and recent ...
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If we have difficulty defining ‘life’ on earth, how will we identify it on other planets?

What does it mean to be alive? Science, shockingly, still doesn’t have a consensus. For example, is it fair to ...
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After injury, the adult brain attempts to repair itself with cells that revert to an embryonic state

When adult brain cells are injured, they revert to an embryonic state, according to new findings published in the April ...
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Early sleep problems for autistic children may predict repetitive behaviors later

Early sleep problems predict repetitive behaviors later in childhood. And toddlers who overreact or underreact to sensory stimuli have more ...
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Searching for a genetic ‘tattletale’ for heart attack risk

If you want a sneak peek into your risk of heart disease, here are your options: Your doctor can measure ...
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Viewpoint: Human ‘evolutionary changes’ inevitable from pandemics

We all know that viruses are living organisms that can evolve and change, but did you also know that they ...
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Massive genetic analysis shows how our ancestors ‘diversified, migrated and mixed’ around the world

A new study has provided the most comprehensive analysis of human genetic diversity to date, after the sequencing of 929 ...
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Specialized ‘event’ cells help your brain keep all your memories organized, study suggests

Our recollection of events is usually not like a replay of digital video from a security camera—a passive observation that ...
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Can the human body survive a trip to Mars unharmed? New study casts doubt on safety of long-term space travel

Extended periods in space have long been known to cause vision problems in astronauts. Now a new study in the ...
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Microbiome could be key to better blood sugar control

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute in Israel analyzed the gut microbiome of 800 people. They also hooked these folks up ...
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‘Sloppy’ CDC lab practices blamed for tainted coronavirus tests in early stages of pandemic

As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test ...
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Searching for ‘animal zero’ and the origins of the coronavirus outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic that’s currently ravaging the world started with a simple virus in an animal. Viruses like this, which ...
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Can you get reinfected? 2% of recovered coronavirus patients in South Korea test positive for the disease

In South Korea, health officials are trying to solve a mystery: why 163 people who recovered from coronavirus have retested ...