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Team Finds Key to Making Neurons From Stem Cells

March 20, 2015 9:55 am | by Steve Tokar, UC San Francisco | News | Comments

A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells.

Altering Brain Chemistry Makes us More Sensitive to Inequality

March 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Thomas Levy, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

A new study by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers finds that giving a drug that changes the neurochemical balance in the prefrontal cortex of the brain causes a greater willingness to engage in prosocial behaviors, such as ensuring that resources are divided more equally.

Officials Urge Meningitis Shots at University of Oregon

March 20, 2015 9:21 am | by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than half of the undergraduates at the University of Oregon have not been vaccinated against meningitis, despite the fact that one student has died and five others have been sickened since January.

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Smarter by the Minute, Sort of

March 19, 2015 3:49 pm | by Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer | News | Comments

New research is changing long-held ideas of how our minds age, painting a richer picture of different cognitive skills peaking across a lifetime, with at least one — vocabulary — peaking at a time when many are considering retirement.

Tumors Dedifferentiated by Chemo May Spawn New Paradigm

March 19, 2015 11:16 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A Harvard University and Waterloo University team has found that a common breast cancer chemotherapy (chemo) can create stem-like cancer cells out of more differentiated tumor cells.

New Tool May Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Problems

March 19, 2015 11:05 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the March 18, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Scientists Trace Genomic Evolution of High-risk Leukemia

March 19, 2015 10:53 am | by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | News | Comments

Highly sensitive genomic analysis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells reveals for the first time how the malignant cells evolve to cause relapse.

Scientists Grow 'Mini-Lungs' to Aid the Study of Cystic Fibrosis

March 19, 2015 10:40 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease.

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Spread of Infectious Diseases Could be Linked to Changing Climate

March 19, 2015 10:13 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

Could a changing climate and changing environments have an impact on the spread of infectious diseases?  At least one zoologist thinks so.

Researcher Explores Decoding of Complex Neural Circuits

March 19, 2015 9:56 am | by University of Wyoming | News | Comments

A University of Wyoming faculty member is part of a research team that created a method, using laser, to better decode complex neural circuits in the brain -- a process that eventually may help unlock the mysteries of epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer’s in humans.

Sierra Leone Plans Another Shutdown to Stop Ebola's Spread

March 19, 2015 9:40 am | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sierra Leone is planning another three-day, countrywide shutdown later this month to ferret out Ebola cases, remind people how to protect themselves from the disease and control its transmission.

Obese Women 40 percent More Likely to Get Cancer

March 18, 2015 12:00 pm | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Obese women have around a 40 percent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK Tuesday.

Study Reveals Previously Unknown Site of Anesthetic Action

March 18, 2015 11:52 am | News | Comments

Findings may relate to anesthetic neurotoxicity in children and could lead to more targeted and safer concentration levels.

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Recalling Memories May Make Us Forget

March 18, 2015 11:49 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Intentionally recalling memories may lead us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval, according to a study published today. In other words, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.

New Compound Prevents Type 1 Diabetes in Animal Models

March 18, 2015 10:57 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have successfully tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease.

Emerging Diseases Likely More Harmful in Similar Species

March 18, 2015 10:46 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

When viruses such as influenza and Ebola jump from one species to another, their ability to cause harm can change dramatically, but research from the University of Cambridge shows that it may be possible to predict the virus’s virulence by looking at how deadly it is in closely-related species.

A Single-Cell Breakthrough

March 18, 2015 10:35 am | by Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Ph.D. | News | Comments

The human gut is a remarkable thing. Every week the intestines regenerate a new lining, sloughing off the equivalent surface area of a studio apartment and refurbishing it with new cells. This year researchers figured out a way to isolate and grow thousands of these elusive cells in the laboratory at one time.

Study Reveals Treatment for Women with Breast Cancer Suffering Cognitive Difficulties

March 17, 2015 12:48 pm | by Reggie Kumar, UCLA | News | Comments

Mental training exercises developed at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been shown to help mitigate the effects of "chemo brain"

Gene Discovery Provides Clue to How TB May Evade the Immune System

March 17, 2015 11:08 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The largest genetic study of tuberculosis (TB) susceptibility to date has led to a potentially important new insight into how the pathogen manages to evade the immune system.

Scientists Make Surprise Finding in Stroke Research

March 17, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions.

Study Confirms Key Targets of New Anti-Cancer Drug Candidates

March 17, 2015 10:19 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have confirmed the ribosome assembly process as a potentially fertile new target for anti-cancer drugs by detailing the essential function of a key component in the assembly process.

Scientists Discover How to Change Human Leukemia Cells Into Harmless Immune Cells

March 17, 2015 9:58 am | by Christopher Vaughan, Stanford Medicine | News | Comments

After a chance observation in the lab, researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells in the lab to mature into harmless immune cells called macrophages.

Is HRT for Menopause Staging a Comeback?

March 16, 2015 2:08 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Many recent meta-studies find hormone replacement therapy lengthens life after all. This may be leading to a comeback for the once hugely popular menopause treatment.

Immunotherapy: New Hope for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

March 16, 2015 10:45 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

First steps toward precision medicine for a deadly disease.

Scientists Develop Computer Model Explaining How Brain Learns to Categorize

March 16, 2015 10:37 am | by NYU | News | Comments

New York University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how a neural circuit learns to classify sensory stimuli into discrete categories, such as “car vs. motorcycle.” Their findings, which appear in the journal Nature Communication, shed new light on the brain processes underpinning judgments we make on a daily basis.

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