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Friday 27 February, 2015

Larger brain region linked to longevity

The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, depicted in blue and red, is larger and linked with better function in those who carry one copy of the KLOTHO gene variant. Illustration by Michael Griffin Kelly

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making  More...

by BioNews | Published 4 weeks ago
spider web SEM
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Spider electro-combs its sticky nano-filaments

A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.  More...

Enhancer Promoter Evolution
By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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New insights into mammalian evolution

Why is a dolphin not a cat? Despite having a common ancestor, different mammalian species have acquired their unique characteristics by repurposing functional elements through gene regulation, says a study. “What More...

Interior of the Manot Cave in Israel's Galilee, where a 55,000-year-old skull sheds new light on human migration patterns.
Credit: Amos Frumkin / Hebrew University Cave Research Center
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans

The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.   More...

Sensors continuously collect and process the accelerometry signals and they automatically detect and quantify the symptom of the patient. / PERFORM project.
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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New technologies to help patients with Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Spain are testing new wearable sensor networks and mobile phone applications to monitor and manage patients with Parkinson’s disease.  More...

University of Canterbury researchers Anthony Bracegirdle, Jay Holland, Professor Tanja Mitrovic and Dr Moffat Mathews
Image credit : University of Canterbury
By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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‘Virtual reality therapy improving lives of stroke survivors’

Stroke survivors might soon be able to go online to find a system to help improve their memories with virtual reality technology developed by New Zealand scientists  More...

telomere ageing
By BioNews On Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres — protective “end caps” for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy — to slow the process More...

glycoprotein genetic disease
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Researchers provide new insights into a rare genetic disease

Recently, a grassroots effort initiated by families and clinicians led to the discovery of a human genetic disorder  More...

Brain size genes found
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Reserachers discover genes that shape the brain

In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.  More...

climate change and language
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are  More...