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Could studying rare Parkinson’s mutation help treat other cases?

Emily Willingham | 
A handful of gene mutations are linked to inherited PD, but they account for less than 15 percent of the ...
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Game changer for cystic fibrosis? Discovery of new cell could alter quest for treatment

Karen Weintraub | 
The discovery of a new type of cell could fundamentally alter how cystic fibrosis researchers seek a cure for the ...
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Blossoming brains—Why some people suddenly become geniuses or musical savants

Darold Treffert | 
Savant syndrome comes in different forms. In congenital savant syndrome the extraordinary savant ability surfaces in early childhood. In acquired ...
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Infographic: Examining shared genetics of different psychiatric disorders

Mark Fischetti | 
People who have autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may have different challenges, but the ailments might arise from a common ...
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Your genes may make you more vulnerable to flu and other viruses

Claudia Wallis | 
Bad luck. Terrible misfortune. That's what we think when we hear about a perfectly healthy child who suddenly dies of ...
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Can we slow cancer through the power of positive thinking?

Esther Landhuis | 
From savoring a piece of cake to hugging a friend, many of life’s pleasures trigger a similar reaction in the ...
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Is our genome altered by things that happen to us as children?

Robert Martone | 
[A] new study makes a remarkable connection between experience and the genetic diversity of the brain. It suggests that experience can change ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Regenerative agriculture’ could reverse soil degradation and save our farmland along the way

David Montgomery | 
New technologies and genetically modified crops are usually invoked as the key to feeding the world’s growing population. But a ...
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Beyond the Golden State Killer: More cold cases cracked through genetic databases

Dina Maron | 
[After news of the Golden State Killer arrest], The New York Times reported arrests in long-dormant cases in Washington State and ...
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Genetic beacon could detect ‘invasive scourge’ of stinkbugs before they ravage crops

Daniel Ackerman | 
If a farmer can grow it, a brown marmorated stinkbug can destroy it. This invasive scourge has ravaged apples, peaches, ...
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Schizophrenia, depression, biopolar disorder share ‘overlapping’ mutations

Emily Willingham | 
Is lower academic achievement in early life tied to the same gene changes as an increased risk for Alzheimer’s in ...
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Can we learn the ‘nature of reality’ from multiple personality disorder?

Bernardo Kastrup | 
[Dissociative identity disorder is], a condition in which the psyche gives rise to multiple, operationally separate centers of consciousness, each ...
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Cancer screening could be revolutionized by new cell sorting method

Diana Kwon | 
The field of cytometry, or cell measurement—which helps doctors diagnose problems including cancer, in which cells morph into unusual forms—has ...
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How many genes in the human genome? The debate rages on

Cassandra Willyard | 
[In 2000] geneticists were running a sweepstake on how many genes humans have, and wagers ranged from tens of thousands ...
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Limiting brain damage in stroke patients by controlling inflammation

Diana Kwon | 
In an ischemic stroke a clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain, depriving oxygen and nutrients to part of ...
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How artificial intelligence could transform the ‘art of medicine’

Pamela Hepp | 
Every patient is unique, and the art of medicine is the component of the practice that addresses such uniqueness with ...
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Viewpoint: Weeds appear to be winning ever-evolving war against herbicide resistant crops

Brooke Borel | 
For farmers, protecting fields from pests and plagues is a constant battle fought on multiple fronts. Many insects have a ...
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Could we ‘rewire our brains’ to stop sugar cravings?

Simon Makin | 
Imagine if we could rewire our brains so that tastes we usually crave became unpleasant—or even nullify responses to taste ...
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What does it really mean to be normal?

Daniel Barron | 
We use the term “normal” so casually and so often that it seems utterly…normal. But in a compelling Trends in Cognitive ...
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Is a universal flu vaccine ultimately unattainable?

Diana Fine | 
If all goes according to plan, the annual flu shot protects about 60 percent of vaccinated people. This year’s inoculation, of course, ...
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What caused the 60-million-year insect fossil gap?

Lucas Joel | 
Insects are everywhere—in the air, on the ground, in the ground, and sometimes in your house and food. Yet there ...
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How is the gut linked to Parkinson’s disease?

Diana Kwon | 
[P]hysicians have noted that constipation is one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s, appearing in around half the individuals diagnosed with ...
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Mind or matter? How consciousness in the universe could be ‘eternal’

John Horgan | 
Which is more fundamental, mind or matter? You would think, in our ultra-materialistic era, that debate would be settled. But ...
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What dog lovers get right and wrong about canine genetics

Julie Hecht | 
Dog lovers talk a big game when it comes to genetics. Who hasn’t heard someone claim to know which breeds ...
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Stronger understanding of evolution may counter science denialism

Amanda Montañez | 
Science denialism can seem intractable, and studies on the topic are seldom encouraging. For example, research out of Yale Law ...
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Kepler 452 b: Inhabitable ‘Earth 2.0’ could be statistical mirage, study shows

John Wenz | 
Some astronomers are questioning the existence of what might be the most Earth-like planet yet found outside the solar system, based ...
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Review: Is evolution ‘God’s Word or Human Reason?’

Darren Naish | 
Is there a contradiction between religion and an evolutionary, Old Earth view of the natural world? While this varies from ...
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Faulty wiring? Tracing damaged circuits linked to autism, schizophrenia

Simon Makin | 
Neuroscientists today know a lot about how individual neurons operate but remarkably little about how large numbers of them work ...