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Klotho: Is prescribing a drug to supercharge the brain a good idea?

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One of the most intriguing molecules out there is called Klotho. Identified in , it’s named for the Fate of ancient Greek ...
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Jumping genes: How Barbara McClintock won a Nobel Prize by crossbreeding corn

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Through meticulous crossbreeding, she showed that DNA is far more complicated than scientists originally thought ...
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Here’s the thing about hallucinations: They’re not ‘categorically good or bad’

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As late as the 18th century, hallucinations in their various forms were considered independent diseases or syndromes. In 1821, Alexis ...
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Genetics of socialization revealed through study of rare Williams Syndrome

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One of the things that makes us human is how we socialize with one another. What drives our social behavior ...
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Boosting brain research by growing ‘mini-brains’ to model human disease

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'Mini-brains' grown in petri dishes could offer new possibilities for studying disease ...