Are there innate differences between female and male brains?
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Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Some super smellers even associate unpleasant memories or feelings of annoyance with certain smells.
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Hyperosmia is relatively rare, but there are many reasons a person might develop this condition – even temporarily.
New research provides a template for understanding the role of genetic switches in the development of complex diseases whose causes have so far evaded scrutiny.
A man with ALS uses a head-mounted laser pointer to communicate with his wife, by pointing to letters and words on a communication board.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a crippling, progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Now it seems that a diabetes drug may help some cases.
Our method could someday potentially detect the disease before it starts developing in a person’s brain.
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Having extra copies of a gene called BACE2 can slow down the development of Alzheimer's disease in human brain cells.
The "winners" evolved in the warm, subtropical regions. Those that evolved in cooler temperate ecosystems – the "losers" – risk becoming extinct.
Cancerous tumours release DNA that can be found in the bloodstream.
We show that minute amounts of cancer DNA can be detected in blood more sensitively than ever before.
By looking at twins, we were able to see whether sensitivity is an inherited trait.
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Our study looked at both identical and non-identical sets of twins. We found that how sensitive you are is actually inherited genetically.
Also known as ‘arugula’, rocket belongs to the same plant family as broccoli and kale.
Whether you like the taste of rocket or not, these leafy greens actually have many health benefits, including anti-cancer properties.
There's no evidence COVID-19 death rates are related to the genetic differences used to racialise people.
Our research will look for how differences in people's innate immune systems may affect COVID-19 survival rates.
The relationship between the coronavirus and human genetics is murky.
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Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
A man being tested as he takes part in an ophthalmological study and examination.
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Knowing genetic associations in specific populations will make it possible to focus prevention and treatment on those who will benefit most, sparing expense and side effects from those who will not.
Is it genes, chromosomes, hormones, the immune sytem – or behaviour – that makes men more susceptible to the deadly disease?
If we are not careful, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
From a scientific perspective, the results are fascinating and world-first. From a personal perspective, what I saw will stay with me for a long time.
There are many ways to make a vaccine. In a time of crisis, the more paths towards success the better.
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Under pressure to develop a coronavirus vaccine, researchers have turned to protein synthesis, genetics and hybrid viruses. It is likely a mix of these approaches will be used to fight the coronavirus.
World Down Syndrome Day recognizes people living with Down syndrome and those who support them.
World Down Syndrome Day is marked on March 21 annually. Canadian scientists have helped improve the quality of life of those affected.
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PODCAST: The second episode of our series on the personalisation of healthcare focuses on your diet.
Through public genome sequences, a team in Berlin perfected a molecular diagnostic protocol to detect the 2019-nCoV more than a week before the first case was confirmed in Germany.
Frontier research initiatives to tackle the 2019 coronavirus seem to be dominated by institutions in China, the US, Japan and labs across Europe. Very little seem to be coming form Indonesia.