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Boosting circadian rhythms can help relieve perinatal depression

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

The activity of circadian genes appears to be altered in women with perinatal depression. Using light to reset the body clock may improve symptoms
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In a CRISPR first, therapy intended to cure HIV patient appears safe - though ineffective

4 days ago   |   STAT

An HIV-positive man in China is doing well after receiving infusions of donor cells whose genes were edited with CRISPR 19 months ago, scientists reported on Wednesday in the...
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STAT Plus: Why so many cancer drugs fail: Genes thought ‘essential' for tumor survival are not, study finds

4 days ago   |   STAT

Jason Sheltzer thought he was learning answers to a simple question, but one that, for cancer patients, could mean the difference between life and death: Which genes can't...
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The most common cancer for men is still a mystery to science - but 9/11 first responders are giving researchers fresh clues

The most common cancer for men is still a mystery to science - but 9/11 first responders are giving researchers fresh clues

5 days ago   |   Business Insider

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for men, but scientists still don't understand how the disease works. A recent study looked 9/11 first responders with...
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STAT Plus: Reeling from scandal, Novartis vows to voluntarily release info on manipulated data in the future

7 days ago   |   STAT

Seeking to appease angry regulators , Novartis committed to notifying the Food and Drug Administration within five business days of learning of any “credible allegation” in...
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Opinion: Same-sex sexual behavior and genes: like love, the answer is complicated

7 days ago   |   STAT

As a scientist, I am fascinated by the new international study that found thousands of genetic variants associated with same-sex sexual behavior, and not a mythical “gay...
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Genes associated with left-handedness linked with shape of the brain's language regions

10 days ago   |   Oxford University

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture...
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AR(10)E we there yet?

13 days ago   |   Albertsen Lab

Genome assembly has been a big challenge since the first methods for analysing DNA sequences saw the light of day. The challenge is primarily a result of our inability to read...
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Slides from the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Europe

Slides from the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Europe

14 days ago   |   Global Engage

The latest event in the Plant Genomics series provided two days of intriguing topics and case studies, not least concerning the ECJ ruling on gene editing and Machine Learning...
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‘I propose that we grow up a little bit': Biohackers grapple with when to reject mainstream science - and when to embrace it

14 days ago   |   STAT

LAS VEGAS - Biohackers have gained notoriety with provocative stunts like injecting themselves with CRISPR, an untested gene therapy, and an experimental herpes treatment. At a...
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Lightning warning: Terrifying ‘SUPERBOLTS' set to shock Europe - ‘Very...

Lightning warning: Terrifying ‘SUPERBOLTS' set to shock Europe - ‘Very unexpected'

LIGHTNING ‘superbolts', which have thousands of times more energy than a regular lightning strike, are set to shock Europe, scientists have warned. Read more ...

AI apocalypse: Ex-Google worker fears 'killer robots' could cause ‘mass...

AI apocalypse: Ex-Google worker fears 'killer robots' could cause ‘mass atrocities'

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE killing machines may one day trigger a war, an ex-Google Project Maven engineer has warned. Read more ...

Alien warning: Extraterrestrials could destroy humanity with advanced technology

Alien warning: Extraterrestrials could destroy humanity with advanced technology

MEETING aliens would be like going into battle with World War I weaponry against the modern US military, one expert has warned stating that we would have little chance against... Read more ...

Maximizing the Utility of Open Science

Maximizing the Utility of Open Science

There is much to say in favor of open science, not least of which is that it only seems fair that the findings and data from publicly-funded research should be as widely... Read more ...

Time travel breakthrough: Black holes could make ‘billions of years pass in...

Time travel breakthrough: Black holes could make ‘billions of years pass in minutes'

BILLIONS of years would pass in just a “matter of minutes” if you were to fall in to a black hole, one researcher has shockingly claimed. Read more ...

Bronze Age bombshell: Ingot find reveals UK's ancient trade routes

Bronze Age bombshell: Ingot find reveals UK's ancient trade routes

BRONZE AGE tin ingots originating from the UK and discovered in Israel have proved the existence of surprisingly sophisticated early trade routes across modern-day Europe and... Read more ...

Life after death: You will know when you are DEAD - shock research

Life after death: You will know when you are DEAD - shock research

YOU will know when you are dead as your brain continues to live on for a while after your heart stops beating, according to shocking research. Read more ...

Asteroid alert: Killer space rock 'size of Statue of Liberty' will skim...

Asteroid alert: Killer space rock 'size of Statue of Liberty' will skim Earth this weekend

AN ASTEROID as large as the Statue of Liberty is currently on course to come dangerously close to the Earth this Saturday . Read more ...

ESO's VISTA captures detailed look at galactic neighbour

ESO's VISTA captures detailed look at galactic neighbour

At just 163,000 light years away, the Large Magellanic Cloud is a glittering landmark in the southern sky, among the Milky Way's closest neighbours and an ideal target for... Read more ...

Black hole shock: Watch Milky Way's central black hole FLARE as it feasts

Black hole shock: Watch Milky Way's central black hole FLARE as it feasts

A BLACK HOLE sitting at our galaxy's core has shocked scientists after suddenly flaring with unexpected and unprecedented intensity, astronomers have announced. Read more ...