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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...