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Humans can categorize colors they don’t have words for, research on stroke victims shows

After patient RDS (identified only by his initials for privacy) suffered a stroke, he experienced a rare and unusual side ...
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Genetically modified ‘super-algae’ combats global-warming-caused coral bleaching

Rachel Levin from The University of New South Wales, Australia and her international team of researchers may have found a solution ...
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Stress reaction: Women more vulnerable to certain diseases, allergies because of immune cell differences

Michigan State University researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently ...
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Schizophrenia linked to mutation of memory, sense-of-direction gene

Mutations in a gene that should enable memories and a sense of direction instead can result in imprecise communication between ...
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Genetic fingerprint explains prostate cancer’s aggressive growth

Canadian prostate cancer researchers have discovered the genetic fingerprint that explains why up to 30 percent of men with potentially ...
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Sleep disorders share genetic connection with obesity and schizophrenia

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A team of American and British scientists have for the first time discovered genetic connections between sleep disturbance and a ...
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CRISPR and gene optimization will bring new wave of biotech drugs

If there were no biotechnology, the world would stand still. "Biotechnologically derived drugs dominate therapy with eight of the top ...
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Neurons have surprising amount of genomic diversity

Our brains contain a surprising diversity of DNA. Even though we are taught that every cell in our body has ...

Scientists use genetics to identify best treatment for fevers

Two studies...examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever...[and] to ...

Autism Speaks launching largest open-access genome database for autism research

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Autism Speaks, the world's ...

Genebanks house 30 bean varieties that beat the heat of global warming

Amidst fears that global warming could zap a vital source of protein that has sustained humans for centuries, bean breeders ...

Gene causing childhood blindness identified

Finding genes for retinal degenerations has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their ...

Gene networks in brains of deceased patients reveal potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

The following is an excerpt. Most information about the cause of Alzheimer's disease is based on studies from animal models ...

Genetic analysis saves major apple-producing region of Washington State

The following is an edited excerpt. In August 2011, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were presented with a ...

Spanish researchers link cancer to failures in chromosome protection for the first time

The following is an excerpt. This is the first time that an essential gene for the protection of telomeres, the ...

23andMe IDs multiple genetic factors implicated in nearsightedness

The following is an excerpt. In the largest ever genome-wide association study on myopia, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, ...

Scientists find mechanism by which Parkinson’s mutation kills brain cells

The following is an excerpt. March 3, 2013— (Bronx, NY) — Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have ...

Louse genome offers insight into human migrations

The following is an excerpt. A new genetic analysis of human lice from across the world sheds light on the ...

Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars

The following is an excerpt. Tomatoes grown on organic farms accumulate higher concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated ...