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synaesthesia

Researchers Uncover Molecular Clues for Synaesthesia

Some people with synaesthesia may see sounds, while others may taste them or feel them as shapes. This kind of sensory cross-talk comes in...
childhood cancer

A Molecular Map of Childhood Cancers

Researchers led by Professor Stefan Pfister from the "Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg" (KiTZ) have been able to draw an extremely...
Chickpeas

Genetic Limits Threaten Chickpeas, a Globally Critical Food

Perhaps you missed the news that the price of hummus has spiked in Great Britain. The cause, as the New York Times reported on February 8:...
Encephalitis Virus

Pavel Plevka’s Team From CEITEC MU Discovered How an Antibody Neutralizes...

The Czech Republic belongs among the countries with the highest presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Europe. This virus causes an infection that can...
addiction

New Research Aims to Understand How Genetic Differences Contribute to Addiction

Rohan Palmer, an assistant professor of psychology in Emory College, started on the path to becoming a researcher as an undergraduate, when he worked...
intelligence

Inherited IQ Can Increase in Early Childhood

When it comes to intelligence, environment and education matter – more than we think. Those are the findings of Rutgers University psychologists Louis Matzel and...
cancer

Understanding the Dynamics of Cancer

Although significant advances have been made in the treatment of many types of cancer, malignancies remain life-threatening diseases. The prospects for effective treatment vary...
drug discovery

A Popular Tool for Drug Discovery Just Got 10 Times Faster

Researchers at Purdue University just made high throughput screening, a process often used in drug discovery, 10 times faster than previous methods. “The area of...
RNA nucleosides

Progenitors of the Living World

“And the Earth was without form and void” – before the emergence of life. Meanwhile, we know rather more about the early Earth, but...
proteinvideo

A Virus-Like Protein Is Important for Cognition and Memory

A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties similar...
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More Evidence for Metformin

A*STAR researchers have provided strong evidence, using patient tumor grafts, that metformin, a common diabetes drug, might help fight colorectal cancer in humans. Metformin’s potential...
immune system

Fast Food Makes the Immune System More Aggressive in the Long...

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent...
Dengue Virus

Dengue Takes Low and Slow Approach to Replication

A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body’s normal defenses. Duke researchers report...
Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share a Common Genetic Cause, Study...

From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick...
diabetes

Formula Made with Cow’s Milk Does Not Increase Diabetes Risk

A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cow’s milk did not increase...
human musclevideo

Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle from Skin Cells

Biomedical engineers have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from induced pluripotent stem cells. The advance builds on work published in 2015 when researchers...
stem cells

New Stem Cell Method Sheds Light on a Telltale Sign of...

While refining ways to grow arterial endothelial cells in the lab, a regenerative biology team at the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University...
Sugar Shortage

Survival Strategy of Messenger RNAs During Cellular Sugar Shortage

If a cell encounters a stress situation, whether it is due to nutrient restriction or osmotic shock, the cell reacts immediately to ensure its...
Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroscientists Find New Avenue for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Florida neuroscientists have validated a potential pathway to halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of...
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Further Evidence Shows Education Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

A study just published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ confirms there is a link between education and the build-up of 'plaques' and 'tangles' of...