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Brain organoids may have ‘critical’ research limitation: Imperfect modeling of human development

Scientist | 
Despite their potential, [brain] organoids still have some critical limitations. In a study presented [October 22] at the Society for Neuroscience meeting ...
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‘Gross and dangerous”: Genetic test for same-sex attraction condemned by scientists

Scientist | 
In August, a group of researchers published the results of a massive genome-wide association study on homosexual behavior. The take-home message ...
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Beware claims by consumer DNA testing companies: They can’t predict how long you’ll live

Scientist | 
“Upload DNA data and know more about yourself,” promises Genomelink, anywhere from fitness-related attributes, such as longevity, pulmonary function, and job-related ...
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‘Fight or flight’: How your bones may help you make that decision

Scientific American | 
In the face of fear, whether it be caused by a grizzly bear or an audience waiting to hear you ...
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Tracking Neanderthal DNA in modern humans: There’s been little change in 45,000 years

Scientist | 
Neanderthals, modern humans’ closest evolutionary relatives, have been extinct for thousands of years. But due to interbreeding between the two ...
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Understanding the ‘little brain’ could be key to treating autism, addiction

Scientific American | 
For about two centuries the scientific community believed the cerebellum (Latin for “little brain”), which contains approximately half of the ...
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Men are less tolerant than women when it comes to repeated pain, study shows

Scientist | 
A painful experience is not one you are likely to forget—you don’t need to have a trunk slammed onto your ...
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Reversing OCD with intensive 4-day ‘head-on’ therapy

Scientific American | 
[A]round nine years after [Katherine] Mydland-aas’s cleaning rituals began, a psychologist diagnosed her with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and referred her ...
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What makes human brain cells so powerful?

Scientific American | 
Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal revolutionized the study of the brain when he observed neurons for the first time ...
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Exploring color blindness through human retinas grown in lab

Scientific American | 
A paper published October 11 in Science uses a retina grown outside the body to show how cones develop into the eyes’ color sensors ...
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Cancer screening could be revolutionized by new cell sorting method

Scientific American | 
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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Limiting brain damage in stroke patients by controlling inflammation

Scientific American | 
In an ischemic stroke a clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain, depriving oxygen and nutrients to part of ...
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Extinct strain of hepatitis B found in human remains suggests virus had greater diversity

Sapiens | 
Despite its prevalence, little is known about the ancestral roots of the [hepatitis B] virus. New findings, published [May 9] in Nature, ...
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How is the gut linked to Parkinson’s disease?

Scientific American | 
[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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Hot stuff: Do human pheromones really exist?

Scientist | 
Some companies, such as the Athena Institute, which, according to its founder, Winnifred Cutler, published its 108th consecutive ad in The Atlantic this month, ...
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Some schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked to brain pH imbalances

Scientific American | 
Sometimes our brains are on acid—literally. A main source of these temporary surges is the carbon dioxide that is constantly ...
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Human ‘tree rings’? Neuroimaging predicts life span and brain age

Scientist | 
In recent years, scientists have plumbed the molecular depths of the body and surfaced with tell-tale biomarkers of aging, some ...
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Gene therapy breakthrough for age-related macular degeneration

Scientist | 
Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when blood vessels grow and leak fluid into the macula, the central portion of ...
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Genetic secrets of farming’s most notorious and persistent pest: Aphids

Scientist | 
Aphids are some of nature’s most notorious pests...which causes physical damage and transmits pathogens that often render plants unsuitable for ...
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Why you can tell the difference between fake laughter and the real thing

Scientific American | 
Most of us will laugh at a good joke, but we also laugh when we are not actually amused. Fake ...
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Deep breaths: Calming effects of meditation may be rooted in brain stem

Scientific American | 
During yoga pranayama exercises people practice controlling the breath, or prana, to induce a state of calm and focus... Research ...

Brain’s glial cells may hold key to treating obesity

Scientific American | 
Some of the latest discoveries suggest that [glial cells] play complex roles in regulating appetite and metabolism, making them a ...
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‘Sleep hormone’ melatonin may protect against multiple sclerosis

Scientific American | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses ...

Whose DNA is it anyway? ‘Informed Consent’ play explores battle over genetic information

Scientific American | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Twelve years ago, members ...