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Gene therapy cures monkeys of laziness
Gene therapy cures monkeys of laziness
Gene therapy cures monkeys of laziness


Procrastinating primates can be turned into workaholics, thanks to gene therapy. The discovery, which sheds light on the workings of the brain's reward centre, may further our understanding of mood disorders, such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Like many huma
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   752   8 years ago
8-Year-Olds Publish Article in Respected Biology Journal
8-Year-Olds Publish Article in Respected Biology Journal
A class project about bees prepared by a group of British schoolchildren was published in a leading scientific journal Wednesday.

The 25 students -- aged between eight and 10 -- studied how bees see color and patterns for a class project at Blackawton Primary School in southwestern England.

‘We discovered that bumble-bees can use a combin
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   949   8 years ago
Genetic Mutation May Lead to Violent and Reckless Behavior
Genetic Mutation May Lead to Violent and Reckless Behavior
In a discovery that could help scientists further understand impulsivity in humans, researchers have announced they found a genetic variant that may contribute to spontaneous violent behavior.

In a new study released in the journal Nature, a multinational research team examined the genes of 96 violent criminal offenders in Finland with behavioral disorders and compared i
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   1066   8 years ago
Probiotic natural health product over undeclared dairy, says Health Canada
Probiotic natural health product over undeclared dairy, says Health Canada
Probiotic natural health product over undeclared dairy, says Health Canada

OTTAWA - Health Canada says a probiotic natural health product is being recalled because it could contain trace amounts of dairy not declared on the labels.

It says the oral capsules — Cultures de Yogourt 2 Milliards (NPN 80013273), from the company Bio-Dis
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   812   8 years ago
What's the best solution for hair loss?
What's the best solution for hair loss?
THE two most commonly known medications for slowing down balding are Minoxidil lotion (Regaine or Rogaine), drops of which are rubbed into the scalp twice daily and Finasteride tablets (trade name Propecia), which are taken once daily.

The lotion can be purchased over the counter but the tablets require a script. Both only work as long as you
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   733   8 years ago
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Mouse Model To Help Find How A Gene Mutation Lea
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Mouse Model To Help Find How A Gene Mutation Lea
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Mouse Model To Help Find How A Gene Mutation Leads To Autism

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that when one copy of the SHANK3 gene in mice is missing, nerve cells do not effectively communicate and do not show cellular properties associated with no
News Articles and Discussion   biolove   899   8 years ago
Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection
Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection
Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection


Researchers have been stymied for years over the fact that people infected with the AIDS virus do indeed produce antibodies in response to the pathogen – antibodies that turn out to be ineffective in blocking infection. Now
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   786   8 years ago
HIV drugs, Abacavir and Didanosine increase the risk of heart attack
HIV drugs, Abacavir and Didanosine increase the risk of heart attack
HIV drugs, Abacavir and Didanosine increase the risk of heart attack


A study to assess the adverse effects of anti-retroviral drugs shows that two widely-used HIV drugs are associated with an increased risk of heart attack/the formation of blood clots in the heart. With the use of Didanosi
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   777   8 years ago
Non-toxic chemical turned B.C. river green
Non-toxic chemical turned B.C. river green
Non-toxic chemical turned B.C. river green




When a stretch of the Goldstream River on Vancouver Island unexpectedly turned neon green last week, res
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   954   8 years ago
Life on Other Plants? Living on Mars
Life on Other Plants? Living on Mars
Living on Mars is a National Geographic production documentary dealing with the possibilities of making Mars more hospitable to humans, thus terraforming it.

“On the surface, the red planet’s freeze-dried world of rocks, ice, and dust looks like an unlikely place to plant a garden. But rocks and minerals found by the Mars rovers show it must once have had warm
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   802   8 years ago
David Eagleman - The Brain and The Law
David Eagleman - The Brain and The Law
The Unconscious Part Of Your Brain Is The Real Main Decision-Maker.

The Role Of Consciousness Has Been Hugely Exaggerated, Ill Defined And Largely Misunderstood

News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   785   8 years ago
Using Light To Control Brains
Using Light To Control Brains
This video shows how scientists can control the behaviour of cells simply by switching on a light. The technique, known as optogenetics, is teaching us about everything from how we wake up to how we learn. That's why Nature Methods has named optogenetics as its Method of the Year 2010.

News Articles and Discussion   biolove   727   8 years ago
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News Articles and Discussion   mountain1996   975   8 years ago
Tracking the tell-tale signs of pure genius
Tracking the tell-tale signs of pure genius
Tracking the tell-tale signs of pure genius

A leading neuroscientist on the intriguing case studies that are revealing the powerful, adaptive potential of the human brain




A 70-year-old
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   1302   8 years ago
Genes may play role in friends we choose, says study
Genes may play role in friends we choose, says study
Genes may play role in friends we choose, says study

By Neil Bowdler



Researchers in the United States say they have uncovered tentative evidence of a genetic component to friendshi
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   868   8 years ago
Drug may guard against lung cancer death
Drug may guard against lung cancer death
Drug may guard against lung cancer death




Tamoxifen, a drug commonly used to treat breast cancer, may also help reduce the risk of
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   692   8 years ago
DNA caught rock 'n rollin'
DNA caught rock 'n rollin'
DNA caught rock 'n rollin'


DNA, that marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine reveals.

On rare occasions, its building blocks "rock and roll," deforming the fa
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   841   8 years ago
Unexpected find opens up new front in effort to stop HIV
Unexpected find opens up new front in effort to stop HIV
Unexpected find opens up new front in effort to stop HIV

HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned. While the finding helps explain why HIV remains such a formidable foe after three decades of research – more than 30 m
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   790   8 years ago
An extra 5 years of life an unexpected benefit of osteoporosis treatment
An extra 5 years of life an unexpected benefit of osteoporosis treatment
An extra 5 years of life an unexpected benefit of osteoporosis treatment


Australian clinical researchers have noted an extraordinary and unexpected benefit of osteoporosis treatment – that people taking bisphosphonates are not only surviving well, better than people without osteoporosis
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   877   8 years ago
IPTc found to reduce prevalence of malaria infection in children by up to 85 per
IPTc found to reduce prevalence of malaria infection in children by up to 85 per
IPTc found to reduce prevalence of malaria infection in children by up to 85 percent


Carried out in Burkina Faso and Mali– have found that combining intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children (IPTc) with insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) can substantially reduce the incid
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   813   8 years ago
Researchers identify molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer
Researchers identify molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer
Researchers identify molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer


Prostate tumors that carry a "signature" of four molecular markers have the potential to become dangerously metastatic if not treated aggressively, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report in a st
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   735   8 years ago
Schizophrenia gene mutation found; target for new drugs
Schizophrenia gene mutation found; target for new drugs
Schizophrenia gene mutation found; target for new drugs


In a major advance for schizophrenia research, an international team of scientists, led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   1013   8 years ago
Biofuel from Tofu Waste
Biofuel from Tofu Waste


A tofu waste recycling facility opened a year ago here outside of Yogyakarta. Waste water from 400 kilograms of soybean used for tofu production is collected in tanks every day and undergoes fermentation.

The bio-gas generated in a treatment facility then flows into pipes connected
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   916   8 years ago
Why infertility will stop humans colonising space
Why infertility will stop humans colonising space
Why infertility will stop humans colonising space



According to a review by three scientists looking into the feasibility of colonising Mars, astronauts would be well advised to avoid getting pre
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   696   8 years ago
Henry Markram on the Blue Brain Project
Henry Markram on the Blue Brain Project
The Blue Brain Project is the first comprehensive attempt to reverse-engineer the mammalian brain, in order to understand brain function and dysfunction through detailed simulations. This type of simulation is interesting because it uses a large amount of high-quality inputs and detailed logic. More money should go towards projects like this, instead of foggy climate simulations.
News Articles and Discussion   wouldbe   965   8 years ago
Zebrafish key to cure?
Zebrafish key to cure?
HUMANS SHARE CANCER GENE



Melissa Kasheta a research technician at the University of Massachusetts Medical School does research on melanoma using zebrafi
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   891   8 years ago
Bizarre Sea Creatures
Bizarre Sea Creatures
Weird, Strange, Bizarre and Unknown Fish and Sea Creatures, straight out of the Belly of Hell! REALLY! Pretty cool stuff.

News Articles and Discussion   duddy   984   8 years ago
Tribute to YURI GAGARIN ( The First Man In Space ) - 50th anniversary
Tribute to YURI GAGARIN ( The First Man In Space ) - 50th anniversary
April 12, 2011 - 50th anniversary of the world's first manned flight into space carried out by Yuri Gagarin.Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Soviet cosmonaut who on 12 April 1961 became the first human to journey into outer space,launching to orbit aboard the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1). His call sign in this flight was Kedr (Russian: Neutral Face?). On 27 March 1968
News Articles and Discussion   duddy   809   8 years ago
World's First 3D Human Brain Map
World's First 3D Human Brain Map
World's biggest human brain map unveiled



The world's biggest computerised map of the brain was released yesterday by scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, in Seattle, Washington, after mor
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   1202   8 years ago
Sickle cell anemia breakthrough
Sickle cell anemia breakthrough
Reported December 2009

SAN DIEGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Sickle cell -- it's a genetic disease that affects 70,000 people in the U.S. A blood disease that causes extreme pain, there is no cure. Now researchers are working toward a life-saving solution.

 

"I've had my spleen, gallbladder, tonsils and adenoids removed," 15-year-old si
News Articles and Discussion   Aj5   839   8 years ago
Are You Prepared For Human-Driven Technological Evolution ?
Are You Prepared For Human-Driven Technological Evolution ?
Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally -- or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?

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News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   618   8 years ago
David Christian: Big history
David Christian: Big history
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.

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News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   652   8 years ago
The Evolution of Mobile
The Evolution of Mobile
Using cutting edge 3D Projection Vodafone bring you The Evolution of Mobile. This is the first small-scale projection mapping installation using a hand-held camera. From the Motorola brick through to the first text message and colour screen to GPS and Android. The question is, what's next?

News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   557   8 years ago
Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation
Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation
This artist's concept animation depicts key events of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, which will launch in late 2011 and land a rover, Curiosity, on Mars in August 2012.

News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   688   8 years ago
Evolution of Altruism (Kin Selection)
Evolution of Altruism (Kin Selection)
How altruism evolved, kin selection, etc.

News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   633   8 years ago
Cell Phones Photonic ‘Tweezer-Like’ Effect May Cause Human Tissue Damage !
Cell Phones Photonic ‘Tweezer-Like’ Effect May Cause Human Tissue Damage !
The long running debate on whether cell phones are capable of damaging human tissue and causing health problems received new fuel from a paper published at arXiv by theoretical biologist Bill Bruno from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Cell phones and the microwave photons they create have been looked at for some time as having the pote
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   904   8 years ago
One Step Closer To Building Artificial Chromosomes
One Step Closer To Building Artificial Chromosomes
Whitehead Institute scientists report that two proteins once thought to have only supporting roles, are the true "stars" of the kinetochore assembly process in human cells.

The kinetochore is vital to proper DNA distribution during cell division. This finding suggests that scientists may be able to stimulate kinetochore assembly in a process that could le
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   736   8 years ago
Augmented Reality With A “Cyborg-Like” Device Invented !!!
Augmented Reality With A “Cyborg-Like” Device Invented !!!


Eye-tracking microdisplay delivers Terminator vision, distracts joggers



The folks at Fraunhofer IPMS have done it! After years of tireless research and promises of Borg-like eyewear, the group h
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   807   8 years ago
Machiavellian Intelligence
Machiavellian Intelligence
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   595   8 years ago
Significant Step Towards Full 3-D INVISIBILITY CLOAK In Visible Light
Significant Step Towards Full 3-D INVISIBILITY CLOAK In Visible Light
Full 3-D invisibility cloak in visible light

Watching things disappear "is an amazing experience," admits Joachim Fischer of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. But making items vanish is not the reason he creates invisibility cloaks. Rather, the magic-like tricks are attractive demonst
News Articles and Discussion   bio_man   580   8 years ago
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