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brain

Mimicking brain death: The danger of overdosing on this muscle relaxer

In a new case report, Turkish doctors from Dokuz Eylul University present a curious case of drug intoxication mimicking brain ...
alzheimers

Controversial theory linking herpes to Alzheimer’s bolstered by study

An outside-the-box theory received new attention in an extensive study published [June 21] to the journal Neuron. Researchers based out of the Icahn ...
f e biodiversity

Big data meets taxonomy: Classifying animal species with ‘DNA barcoding’

[T]axonomy – the science of classifying organisms – would be so much easier if life forms came with barcodes… Interestingly enough, ...
Cogmed

Do ‘brain training’ games actually help kids’ cognitive skills?

In just 13 years, brain training has sprouted from a fledgling industry to a behemoth projected to be worth as much ...
sperm

Reproductive warfare: Do infertile ‘kamikaze sperm’ thwart rival males?

In the 1990s, biologist Robin Baker put forth the idea that a significant proportion of human sperm are not actually capable of ...
m xayou

Obesity paradox explained? Why muscle mass may reduce risk of death

Nearly twenty years ago, researchers began noticing a curious paradox in health-focused studies: despite common wisdom that being overweight or obese is ...