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Comparing White and Black brains: Turns out ‘genetics’, ‘race’ and ancestry matter when diagnosing disorders

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Early genetics studies were often limited to people of European ancestry. Scientists reasoned that focusing on this population made it ...
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Podcast: Gene therapy could be best hope to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Conner Curran was 4 when he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His muscles were already beginning to waste away ...
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Brain wave patterns could eliminate ‘trial and error’ approach to antidepressants

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Scientists have taken a small step toward personalizing treatment for depression. A study of more than 300 people with major ...
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Irregularity in the brain’s ‘insulation’ may offer way to ‘prevent or even reverse’ autism symptoms

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Scientists have found a clue to how autism spectrum disorder disrupts the brain's information highways. The problem involves cells that ...

Using ‘mini brains’ to study Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other disorders hits a potential snag

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Brain organoids, often called "minibrains," have changed the way scientists study human brain development and disorders like autism. But the ...
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Ouch! Here’s how your brain deals with pain and the emotion that follows

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“At its core, pain is just something that hurts or makes you say ouch," says Karen Davis, a senior scientist at ...
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Short days, dark moods: Can a brain short circuit explain SAD (seasonal affective disorder)?

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Just in time for the winter solstice, scientists may have figured out how short days can lead to dark moods ...

Podcast: How deep brain stimulation relieves depression symptoms

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There's new evidence that mild pulses of electricity can relieve depression — if they reach the right target in the ...

Podcast: What does sadness look like in the brain?

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Scientists may have caught a glimpse of what sadness looks like in the brain. A study of 21 people found ...
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Podcast: Exactly how does the brain do something as simple as storing a phone number?

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You hear a new colleague's name. You get directions to the airport. You glance at a phone number you're about ...
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Newly discovered brain cells could be key to human uniqueness

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Scientists have taken another step toward understanding what makes the human brain unique. An international team has identified a kind ...

Metamemory and Alzheimer’s: How humans (and rats) monitor their own thoughts

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Rats have shown that they have the ability to monitor the strength of their own memories, researchers from Providence College ...
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Brain cell transplants to treat Parkinson’s disease may return after 14-year ban

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Researchers are working to revive a radical treatment for Parkinson's disease. The treatment involves transplanting healthy brain cells to replace ...
Natural chefs? Chimps learn to use an oven, sparking debate on how humans learned to cook

Natural chefs? Chimps learn to use an oven, sparking debate on how humans learned to cook

If you give a chimp an oven, he or she will learn to cook. That's what scientists concluded from a ...
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Pinhead-sized ‘minibrains’ could revolutionize drug discovery for diseases from Zika to Alzheimer’s

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Known as "minibrains," these rudimentary networks of cells are small enough to fit on the head of a pin, but ...
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Can Lumosity, other ‘brain games’ improve cognition? Exhaustive evaluation says no

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Want to be smarter?...If so, don't count on brain games to help you. That's the conclusion of an exhaustive evaluation ...

Future of Alzheimer’s detection: Smelling coffee, fruits or smoke

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Two studies released at an international Alzheimer's meeting [July 26] suggest doctors may eventually be able to screen people for this ...

How did our genes make humans so smart?

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

Women hit harder than men by Alzheimer’s and memory loss

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There's new evidence suggesting that women's brains are especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease and other problems with memory and thinking ...