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How, why and when humans became able to talk

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How and when did we first become able to speak? A new analysis of our DNA reveals key evolutionary changes ...
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Stem cell implants could provide ‘functional cure’ for type 1 diabetes

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Last week, two people with type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants containing cells generated from embryonic stem cells to ...
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Careful, your brain may begin to eat itself if you don’t get enough sleep

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Burning the midnight oil may well burn out your brain. The brain cells that destroy and digest worn-out cells and ...
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Woman’s vision improved after first successful stem cell (iPS) treatment

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A woman in her 80's has become the first person to be successfully treated with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells ...
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Neanderthals’ legacy genes: Some people taller, protect against schizophrenia

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Neanderthals are still affecting what illnesses some people develop, how tall they are and how their immune systems work, despite ...
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Is there a metabolic on-off switch that could prevent chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Evidence is mounting that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by the body swapping to less efficient ways of generating ...
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Mini brains grown from teeth stem cells reveal secrets of sociability

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Can tiny brains grown in a dish reveal the secrets of sociability? Balls of brain tissue generated from stem cells ...
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Motherhood changes your brain to connect better with newborn

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Elseline Hoekzema at Leiden University in the Netherlands and her team compared brain scans of 25 first-time mothers with those ...
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Brain implant allows quadriplegic man to feel touch on robotic hand

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For the first time, brain stimulation has made it possible for a paralyzed person to experience the sensation of touch ...
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First infertile women who used ‘three-parent’ method to give birth in early 2017

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The first babies to be created using a “three-parent” method to overcome their parents’ infertility are due to be born ...

Despite successful experiment, two-father babies still may not happen

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Healthy mice have been created using sperm and cells that aren’t quite eggs for the first time. New Scientist questions ...
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Scientists turn mouse’s body transparent to study nervous system–Human brain next?

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The technique developed by Ali Ertürk of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany and his team also shrinks ...
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Scientists see genes switching off in live human brains for first time

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The switching-off of genes in the human brain has been watched live for the first time. By comparing this activity ...

Video: Orangutan mimics human speech for first time

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An orangutan has shown an ability to emulate human speech for the first time — a feat that gets us ...

Headed abroad? Your gut bacteria quickly pick up antibiotic resistance genes when you travel

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Beware the travel bug ...
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New device allows women to incubate IVF embryos in own womb

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Women having IVF can ...
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First ever petri dish human sperm reportedly grown in France

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Can we really make ...

Genetic ‘switch’ targeting fat cells may help combat obesity

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  A master gene that ...

Scotland accused of playing politics, subverting science with GMO ban

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Scotland’s government has decided to prohibit the growing of genetically modified crops. Their main rationale is to avoid any possibility that premium ...