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Stickleback Leaders are Stickleback Loners

December 2, 2014 12:25 pm | Comments

Research reveals that sticklebacks with bolder personalities are not only better leaders but also less sociable than more timid fish. The behavior of these bolder fish shapes the dynamics of the group.              

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Scientists Seek to Map Origins of Mental Illness

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.                        

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Gene Therapy Pioneered to Cure 'Bubble Baby' Disease

November 20, 2014 10:35 am | Comments

Researchers have pioneered a stem cell gene therapy cure for children born with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often called "Bubble Baby" disease.                 

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In Chimpanzees, Long-term Bullying Makes More Babies

November 14, 2014 10:38 am | Comments

In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.          

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Scientists Solve Mystery of ‘Frankenstein’ DNA

November 11, 2014 11:19 am | Comments

Scientists have uncovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumors are formed like Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together from other parts of the genome.                       

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Stem Cell Transplants for Parkinson’s Edging Closer

November 7, 2014 11:47 am | Comments

A major breakthrough in the development of stem cell-derived brain cells has put researchers on a firm path towards the first-ever stem cell transplantations in people with Parkinson’s disease.                 

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Study Replicates Human Brain-to-brain Connection

November 6, 2014 1:03 pm | Comments

Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago.                   

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How Fast Can an Epidemic Spread?

November 5, 2014 10:19 am | Comments

The current Ebola outbreak shows how quickly diseases can spread with global jet travel. Yet knowing how to predict the spread of these epidemics is still uncertain, because the complicated models used are not fully understood, according to scientists.

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Making Age Reversal Real

November 4, 2014 1:23 pm | Comments

Professor David Sinclair has some complaints about the human lifespan. It’s too short, for a start. But, “it doesn’t have to be this way,” he told an audience on Monday.                       

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Researchers Reconstruct Early Stages of Embryo Development

November 4, 2014 12:36 pm | Comments

Researchers have managed to reconstruct the early stage of mammalian development using embryonic stem cells, showing that a critical mass of cells is needed for the cells to being self-organizing into the correct structure for an embryo to form. 

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Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

October 31, 2014 10:57 am | Comments

Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.              

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First Human Stomach Tissues Generated in Lab

October 30, 2014 12:24 pm | Comments

Scientists used pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory– creating a new tool for researching the development and diseases of an organ central to several public health crises.    

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The Skin Cancer Selfie

October 29, 2014 1:02 pm | Comments

If melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is caught early enough it is almost always curable. Now, a camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body and rendering high-resolution images of a patient’s skin may help doctors spot cancer early and save lives.

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Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-related Memory Decline

October 27, 2014 2:26 pm | Comments

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study.                           

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Researchers Observe Brain Development in Utero

October 27, 2014 2:03 pm | Comments

New investigation methods using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT) offer insights into fetal brain development. These in vivo observations will uncover different stages of the brain's development.              

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