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Gene that accelerates Alzheimer’s risk

New frontier in fight against Alzheimer’s, epilepsy opens with discovery of learning mechanism

Fiona MacDonald | 
Researchers have discovered a brand new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in our brain communicate with each other ...
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Sleep to forget: Downtime helps our brains refine, sharpen memories

Mike McRae | 
[W]hile scientists have long understood that our memories rely on connections being built between neurons in our brains, it's not ...

Scientists edit HIV out of human cells using CRISPR

Bec Crew | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 ...
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Is musical talent in your genes?

Fiona MacDonald | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Creativity is a hard ...

Yoghurt from where?! Researcher creates dairy snack from own vaginal microbes

Fiona MacDonald | 
A Ph.D student in the U.S. created yoghurt using the bacterial cultures from her own vagina and ate it. And it turns ...

Gene expression study by Australian researchers reveals nutritional benefits of pineapple

A researcher from The University of Queensland has conducted the world's first pineapple microarray to gain a better understanding of ...

New obesity, height genes found

The following is an excerpt. Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped a worldwide scientific ...

Glaucoma genetic link discovered

Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in ...
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