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Video: Here’s what sugar does to our brains

Nicole Avena | 
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation ...
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Video: Targeting glioblastoma and other deadly cancers with nanoparticles, chemotherapy

Stephen Frederico | 
Nanoparticles are capable of carrying chemotherapy to areas of the body afflicted by cancer. However, what if these nanoparticles were ...
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UK pushes to cut cancer rates by expanding HPV vaccinations to preteen boys

From September 2019, boys in school year 8 will be offered the free Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine for the ...
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Can stress be measured through a single drop of blood?

Ruairi Mackenzie | 
[T]he holy grail of stress diagnostics would be a reliable biomarker; a biological measuring stick that would sum up all ...
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Human brains are drawn to the sound of music

In the eternal search for understanding what makes us human, scientists found that our brains are more sensitive to pitch, ...
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Video: Exploring the riddle of consciousness

Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore ...
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Understanding how ketamine helps the brain deal with depression

Ruairi Mackenzie | 
The promise of ketamine, an anesthetic drug primarily used at sub-anesthetic doses to either manage severe pain or send recreational ...
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Searching for a ‘fountain of youth’ in our genes

Explorers have dreamt for centuries of a Fountain of Youth, with healing waters that rejuvenate the old and extend life ...
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Do our genes determine which faces are ‘prettier’ than others?

Molly Campbell | 
Despite the importance humans and society appear to place on beauty, from a scientific perspective, we don't actually know a ...
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Video: Understanding the mystery of hidden or ‘dark DNA’

Julian Huguet | 
Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far. Read full, original post: “Dark ...
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Targeting rare diseases with RNA treatments

Daniel de Boer, Laura Mason | 
There are approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, however, less than 6% of these have a treatment. It is estimated that between 25–35 ...
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Proteogenomics: Forging a new path in precision medicine

Victoria Ware | 
Integrating its parent fields of proteomics and genomics with transcriptomics, proteogenomics is the latest in a series of ‘omics technologies ...
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How to avert an ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Ruairi J Mackenzie | 
The “Antibiotic Apocalypse” scenario, where drug-resistant bacteria end humanity, often seems to be somewhat inevitable, a process driven so strongly ...
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CRISPR editing of multiple plant genes results in almost no off target effects

A team that includes a Virginia Tech plant scientist recently used life sciences technology to edit 14 target sites encompassing ...