Teenage Brains Are More Impulsive And It's Their Brain's Fault

Can't Blame Teens For Giving In To Temptation, It's Stronger For Them

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:06

Teenage brains act on impulses more than adults but it may not be their fault.

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Adapting Brains Can Have Amyloid Plaques Without The Alzheimer's

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:00

Scientists have found that the brain can compensate for the presence of amyloid plaques in some instances, helping it to retain function.

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Gene Testing For Prostate Cancer May Soon See Improvements

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:00

Scientists have identified 23 new genetic variants that indicate a person's risk of prostate cancer, enabling them to explain up to a third of inherited risk.


Genetic Analyses Are Accurate, Despite Concerns

By | Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:48

After analyzing genome sequencing techniques from over 30 labs and hundreds of researchers, scientists have found that DNA mapping works.


Don't Drink The Fabuloso: Why Adults Mistakenly Drink Household Cleaning Products

By | Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:10

Intelligent adults frequently eat cleaning products because they momentarily mistake them for food. Scientists have now discovered the trick shampoo and bleach play on our brains.


Your Brain Doesn't Stop Learning After You Fall Asleep

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:25

New research has found that some parts of the brain behave similarly whether we are asleep or awake, and it turns out we continue processing information even after we've fallen asleep.


24-Year-Old Has No Cerebellum, But That's Only The Half Of It

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:22

Only nine people in history have published cases of complete primary cerebellar agenesis. And she's one of them.

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5 Ways Social Media Has Changed The Way Our Brains Work [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:02

The rise of social media has changed both the way society communicates and consumes news, but has it also managed to change the way our brains work?


A US Military Group Wants To Turn Soldiers Into Real-Life X-Men

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:53

The Department of Defense is working on technology that can help speed up the body's healing process and possibly eliminate the need for traditional medication and treatment options.

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Man And Mouse Share Gene That Leads To Type 2 Diabetes

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:36

A multilayered study found a pathological process that takes place in both mice and humans that leads to type 2 diabetes in both.


'Feel Good' Hormone Also Guides The Brain In Making Risky Decisions

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00

Reward and risk experiments conducted on mice showed that dopamine levels in the brain help in making risky decisions.

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Jawbone Opens UP To Everyone With A Fitness Tracker

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:55

Anyone with a fitness-tracking wearable or watch will be able to use Jawbone's UP app when the updated version is released later this month.


New Microscope Lets Scientists Peer Through Diseased Tissue At A Better Quality

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:52

Scientists have created a variation of the adaptive optics approach to get sharp and clear images of biological samples.


New Microneedle Patch Eliminates Need For Shots [PHOTO]

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:47

Dozens of tiny needles 600-micrometers-long may eliminate the need for stinging shots.


Why Diabetics Should Protect Their Hearts, Too

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:10

Elevated blood sugar poses great risks to a diabetic's arteries, making continued heart health a top priority.