Kidney cancer

Scientists Discover Gene Mutation That Causes Rare Kidney Cancer

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:00

The discovery will provide new insights into this rare form of cancer, as well as other kinds.

The difference between extroverts and introverts

The Differences Between The Brains Of Introverts And Extroverts

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:50

Introverts and extroverts aren't always that drastically different, but research has shown that differences in their brains do exist.

genomic sequencing

Next-Gen Genome Sequencing Technique Finds More Mutations

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:10

By using a special "deep sequencing" technique, scientists have identified somatic mutations affecting only a percentage of cells in patients with brain disorders.

x ray

These X-Rays Show How Your Bones Move In Their Joints [GIFS]

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:37

It's easy to forget the complex system of bells and whistles inside your body. X-rays can help shed an invisible light.

reiki

Holistic Healing Poses Threat To Science-Based Treatments, Doctors Claim

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:32

A team of doctors have recently published a paper calling for the end of clinical trials for alternative healing treatments such as reiki, a suggestion that reiki practitioners describe as disappointing but not hindering.

Stomach Cells

Botox May Be The Best Medicine Against Stomach Cancer

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:00

Botox has proved useful against a wide array of ailments. Now scientists are searching for ways it could help cure cancer.

RNA

MicroRNA May Influence Your Sexual Identity As Much As X and Y

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54

A team of geneticists discover how a subset of miRNAs plays a key role in differentiating male and female tissues in the fruit fly.

Sleep loss

Why Some Elderly And Alzheimer's Patients Have Trouble Sleeping

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:17

Loss of sleep in the elderly and patients with Alzheimer’s occurs due to the loss of a group of inhibitory neurons that promote sleep.

Tickling ears for a healthy heart.

Tickle Your Way To A Healthy Heart

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:45

Using a special machine, researchers were able to stabilize an overworked heart by sending electrical impulses to the brain via ear tickling.

Omote

Projection Mapping System Omote Generates 'Living Makeup' [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:56

Omote combines a projection mapping system and real-time face tracking to generate any illustration on a model's face.

crowd

Your Brain Is Really Good At Knowing Where People Are Looking

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:37

Gaze-tracking ability is something nearly all humans are born with, but new research could help illuminate the challenges of autism.

osteofab

This Is The Future Of Facial Reconstruction Surgery [PHOTO]

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:25

With the help of 3D printers, doctors can now produce an FDA-cleared replica of a patient's missing skull or jawbone.

passport photo

It's Pretty Much Impossible For Security To Know If Your Photo-ID Matches Your Face

By | Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:10

Surprisingly, staff members in a passport office had a 15 percent error rate when matching people to their passport photos — the same as university students untrained in the job.

math

Use It Or Lose It, With Math Skills At Least

By | Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:27

During childhood, we go through a transitional stage where the brain creates new memory pathways when learning math skills. Failure to do this when young could mean you will forever struggle to solve simple equations.

Stroke Risk Increases Dangerously For Uneducated

Poorly Educated Smokers Are Smoking Their Way To A Stroke

By | Sun, 08/17/2014 - 18:27

Smokers with low education levels put themselves at a dangerous risk of stroke, especially since they usually have high blood pressure too.

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