The feeling of being inside one’s own body is not as self-evident as one might think. In a new study neuroscientists created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain scanner. They then used the illusion to perceptually ‘teleport’ the participants to different locations in a room and show that the perceived location of the bodily self can be decoded from activity patterns in specific brain regions.
The ability to detect successful engraftment, integration and function of human cells implanted...
The first natural birth to a mother with diabetes who has been fitted with an artificial...
Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
First evidence to genetically tie all Inuit populations to Alaska's North Slope. Genetic testing of Iñupiat people currently living in Alaska’s North Slope is helping scientists fill in the blanks on questions about the migration patterns and ancestral pool of the people who populated the North American Arctic over the last 5,000 years.
The “Lucky 16 Trust” lived up to its name.
Eating a slice of chocolate cake or spending time with a friend usually stimulates positive feelings, while getting in a car accident or anticipating a difficult exam is more likely to generate a fearful or anxious response.
In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.
Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.
'Network-guided association study,' or NetWAS, led to identification of gene interaction networks for organs as diverse as the kidney, the liver and the whole brain.
Stabilizing dunes suppresses native species and makes the dunes themselves more prone to erosion.
Results achieved in approximately six hours, compared to 60 hours with standard software.
A team from Johannes Gutenberg University engineered a relatively cheap, and comparatively easy-to-make, personalized vaccine—and wiped out lung, skin, and colon cancer cells in mice.
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
Scientists have uncovered some surprising details of a group of compounds that have shown significant potential in stimulating the growth of brain cells and memory restoration in animal models that mimic Alzheimer’s disease.
A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.