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Friday 17 April, 2015

Reserachers discover genes that shape the brain

Brain size genes found

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...

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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...

sleep and memory
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Finding a new co-relationship between sleep and memory, a new study on flies has discovered that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected.  More...

James Tao, MD, PhD
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By BioNews On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Sleeping on stomach ups risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Research shows that those who suffer from epilepsy and sleep on their stomach may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing a parallel to sudden infant death syndrome in babies  More...

In these microscope images of fruit fly (top) and human (bottom) neurons, darts point to Futsch/MAP1B protein localization in motor neuron cell bodies. Compared to healthy neurons (left), the ALS neurons clearly show accumulations of the proteins. (Photo: Daniela Zarnescu)
By BioNews On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Researchers unravel the mechanisms underlying ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

By now, most everyone has seen videos all over social media of friends and family dousing themselves in ice cold water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  More...

living fossil shark
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Rare Living fossil shark captured in Australia

The frilled shark (Chlamydoselachusanguineus) gains its name from its six pairs of frill like gills. It is one of two remaining species of this ancient family which dates back 80 million years.  More...

Endangered chimps
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Endangered chimpanzee can disappear in our lifetime

Climate change has threatened the population of the planet’s most endangered chimpanzee sub-species, researchers report.  More...

men women brain
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Men and Women Process Emotions Differently

Women rate emotional images as more emotionally stimulating than men do and are more likely to remember them.  More...

preclinical gene therapy
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Pre-clinical studies reveal ways to reduce cancer risk with gene therapy vectors

National Institutes of Health researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated  More...

Chimpanzee talking to each other
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Chimpanzees ‘talk’ about their favorite fruits and food patch size

Chimpanzees modify their food calls with respect to tree size for a high valued fruit species.  More...