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New Data Challenges Decades-Old Science

New Data Challenges Decades-Old Science

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

A special high-speed winch that the researchers used to swiftly raise and lower instruments to track the dye’s movements underwater. Credit: San ...

Autism Severity Linked to Fetal Brain Growth Patterns

Autism Severity Linked to Fetal Brain Growth Patterns

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Brain overgrowth in utero may explain the varying severity of autism in children. Researchers used brain organoids from toddlers to show ...

Researchers Discover Unique Neuronal Origins in Human Brains

Researchers Discover Unique Neuronal Origins in Human Brains

Health
Sarah Carter

A new study by UC San Diego researchers reveals unique inhibitory neurons in the human forebrain, offering insights that may improve models ...

Breaking the Genetic Code of Tobacco Addiction

Breaking the Genetic Code of Tobacco Addiction

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers used AI to discover hundreds of genes linked to tobacco use disorder, alongside potential new treatments. Analyzing extensive health data, ...

Genetics of Alcohol Use Explored

Genetics of Alcohol Use Explored

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers tapped into 23andMe’s extensive genetic database, uncovering correlations between genetic variants related to alcohol consumption and a spectrum of health ...

Autism Social Difficulties Linked to Specific Gene

Autism Social Difficulties Linked to Specific Gene

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Summary: Researchers shed light on the genetic underpinnings of social behavior, focusing on the gene GTF2I’s role in Williams syndrome and its ...

Gene Linked to Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Obesity

Gene Linked to Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Obesity

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers made a breakthrough in understanding obesity’s impact on mitochondria, as detailed in a recent study. They discovered that a high-fat ...

The Mystery Behind Universe’s Rare Radio Circles Unveiled

The Mystery Behind Universe’s Rare Radio Circles Unveiled

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Astronomers discovered enormous radio wave circles in 2019, named ORCs. Research led by Professor Alison Coil indicates these are caused by galactic ...

New Neural Implant Unlocks Deep Brain Activity

New Neural Implant Unlocks Deep Brain Activity

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Summary: Researchers create a transparent graphene-based neural implant offering high-resolution brain activity data from the surface. The implant’s dense array of tiny ...

Metabolic Markers of Depression Identified

Metabolic Markers of Depression Identified

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers revealed a crucial link between cellular metabolism and major depressive disorder, particularly in treatment-refractory cases and suicidal ideation. This research ...