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monkey

‘Software’ differences between monkey, human brains could explain our susceptibility to mental illness

Nature | 
Neuroscientists have for the first time discovered differences between the ‘software’ of humans and monkey brains, using a technique that ...
alzheimers

Are these brain-protecting cells actually contributing to Alzheimer’s?

Nature | 
[Neuroscientist Michael Heneka] and his team had eliminated a key inflammation gene from a strain of mouse that usually develops ...
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‘Young blood’ infusions may boost cognitive abilities of Alzheimer’s patients

Nature | 
The first controlled, but controversial and small, clinical trial of giving young blood to people with dementia has reported that ...
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What do Germany’s election results mean for GMOs, gene-edited crops?

Nature | 
As Germany reels from an unexpected surge for the far right in the 24 September elections, researchers don’t expect much ...
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Theory behind Alzheimer’s cure remains credible even after drug trial failure

Nature | 
A drug that was seen as a major test of the leading theory behind Alzheimer’s disease has failed in a ...
gene

CRISPR co-discoverer Emmanuelle Charpentier continuing advances in gene editing

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Emmanuelle Charpentier's office is ...

Italian anti-GMO researcher may have engaged in improprieties

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Papers [by Professor Federico ...

Microbes outnumber human cells 10 to 1? Not so fast.

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It's often said that ...

European researchers in limbo waiting for EU’s decision on whether CRISPR plants are GMOs

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Plant geneticist Stefan Jansson ...
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UK scientists apply for first-ever human embryo gene editing license

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists in London have ...

Octopus genome reveals surprising traits of sophisticated, alien-like earthling

Nature | 
With its eight prehensile arms lined with suckers, camera-like eyes, elaborate repertoire of camouflage tricks and spooky intelligence, the octopus ...
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Digital reconstruction of mouse brain opens path to human experimentation

Nature | 
Six years might seem like a long time to spend piecing together the structure of a scrap of tissue vastly ...

Neurological impact of premature birth starting to become known

Nature | 
Thanks to medical advances since the 1970s, premature infants — those born before 37 weeks of gestation — are increasingly ...

Conventional beliefs about unconscious thought may be overblown

Nature | 
If you have to make a complex decision, will you do a better job if you absorb yourself in, say, ...

After decade of controversy, fetal stem cells reemerge as Parkison’s treatment target

Nature | 
A neurosurgery team will next month transplant cells from aborted human fetuses into the brain of a person with Parkinson’s ...

Stem-cell ruling riles researchers

Nature | 
The following is an excerpt. Clinics that offer unproven stem-cell treatments often end up playing cat and mouse with health ...