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‘Young blood’: Here’s how a plasma infusion could ward off bone brittleness, increase lifespan and reverse aspects of aging

‘Young blood’: Here’s how a plasma infusion could ward off bone brittleness, increase lifespan and reverse aspects of aging

Elie Dolgin | 
[I]n the past two decades, the idea of blood as an elixir of youth has leapt from the pages of ...
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An effective test to diagnose onset of Alzheimer’s

Greg Miller | 
The slow-burning fuse of Alzheimer’s creates a terrible predicament for doctors, patients and the scientists working to develop therapies: Once ...

Origins of life: We are getting closer to recreating the bubbling primordial soup

Anne Connor | 
At 158 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celsius), the vents are a bit hot for a bubble bath but, it turns ...

Capturing ‘nuance’: Studying single cells—rather than millions—is changing our understanding of biology

Jonathan Wosen | 
There are roughly 37 trillion cells in the human body, and each keeps us alive in some small way. There ...
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Why girls with ADHD aren’t being diagnosed

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | 
Anxiety. Depression. School failure. Self-harm. Unemployment. Unplanned pregnancies. Even an increased risk of early death. The risks and toll of ...
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Video: What does it mean to ‘turn on’ a gene?

Alla Katsnelson | 
In the murky darkness, blue and green blobs are dancing. Sometimes they keep decorous distances from each other, but other ...

Speaking a second language could help your aging brain

Mark Antoniou, Ramin Skibba | 
[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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More than a brain relay station: Thalamus could be key to higher level thinking

Emily Underwood, Michael Halassa | 
Scientists have known for decades that the thalamus faithfully transmits information about the visual world from the retina to the ...

Harnessing the body’s electrical system to help it heal

David Levin, Michael Levin | 
Scientists like Michael Levin of Tufts University have discovered that cellular charges control how and where a structure forms in ...
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