Decoding all the DNA in a patient’s biological sample can reveal whether an infectious microbe is causing the disease.
Superfast DNA analysis is now being used to crack medical mysteries when physicians can't figure out whether an infectious microbe is causing the disease.
Recreación de las neuronas comunicándose en el cerebro.
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Una nueva tecnología ha permitido a los neurocientíficos examinar la química de las células cerebrales individuales. El hallazgo revela cómo los genes se regulan de manera diferente en las células cerebrales de las personas con autismo en comparación con las personas neurotípicas.
Artist impression of neurons communicating in the brain.
A new technology has enabled neuroscientists to examine the chemistry of individual brain cells. The finding reveal how genes are regulated differently in brain cells of people with autism compared to neurotypical people.
Travelers at Miami International Airport on Jan. 18, 2019 wait in long lines, in part due to the government shutdown.
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The stressful political climate worsened with the shutdown of the federal government. And even though a break may be in sight, even the uncertainty adds stress. A neuroscientist offers ways to cope.
As many as half of America’s college students face campus hunger.
A new federal report on food insecurity on college campuses does a good job of laying out the scope of the problem but falls short when it comes to solutions.
Because of its size, Nigeria has the potential to boost the global anti-tobacco movement.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.
People with anorexia nervosa often see themselves as overweight when in fact they are not. This image depicts a young, thin woman who sees herself as larger than she is.
Anorexia nervosa can be a deadly disease. A recent analysis of several studies showed that it may be even harder to treat than previously believed. But the news isn't all bad.
El estrés existe para ayudarnos a escapar de una situación de peligro físico, no reaccionar mal al periódico cada mañana.
Muchas personas se sienten abrumadas por las incesantes noticias y buscan la forma de apaciguar su ánimo y mantenerse saludables. Aquí verá algunos consejos de la neurociencia que podrían ayudar.
Patients are often overwhelmed by medications, especially when they leave the hospital.
The medication landscape is complicated and error-riddled, with very few care providers knowing all the drugs you are taking. Here's how pharmacists could be the solution.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates the proper procedure for administering a nasal injection of naloxone on reporter Jennifer Lott, left, during a visit to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., May 17, 2018.
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One study argues that naloxone increases opioid use because it protects against death from overdose. But a closer analysis shows Narcan is the number one public health tool to fight the overdose epidemic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, President Donald Trump and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before the NATO summit in Brussels July 11, 2018.
AP Photo/Ludovic Marin
The relentless news cycle has many people feeling overwhelmed and stressed, wondering how to calm their lives and stay healthy. Here are some tips from neuoscience that may help.
Lantz Rowland poses in front of his tent outside Seattle, Washington.
A lack of affordable housing makes homelessness especially pervasive and visible on the West Coast.
The drive to overeat may be rooted in survival brain circuits.
New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
A lone new neuron (green) in a 13-year-old’s hippocampus.
Sorrells et al
The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
Judge Gladys Kessler’s ruling in 2006 was the basis for tobacco companies’ corrective statements now airing on TV and placed in newspapers.
Tobacco Free Kids
The journey to the ads that cigarettes companies started running Nov. 26, 2017 about the dangers of smoking and their bad behavior started 64 years ago .
Sleek IQOS store in Korea.
Minji Kim, Ph.D.
Philip Morris has applied to the FDA to market a product that it says is safer than a cigarette, but its own data show that is not true.
Is electrical pulse to the brain your favorite memory enhancer?
U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
Tinkering with the brain's electrical field shows tantalizing promise for boosting memory, but it doesn't always work. A new study offers one reason why.
Smoking kills close to 440,000 people in the U.S. each year.
California Department of Health Services
While many groups of people stand to lose health insurance benefits under the new health care bill, smokers would be particularly harmed. Here's how cutbacks in cessation programs could harm them.
A no smoking sign in London. Via Flickr.
Smokefree laws save lives quickly, by preventing heart attacks. A recent study showed a drop in heart attack deaths by 12 percent, adding to a growing body of research on benefits of the laws.