Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.

Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.

James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was inspecting the DNA of a desperately in poor health child, looking for a genetic mutation that threatened to cease her coronary heart. But the outcomes seemed as if that they had come from two totally different infants. “I was just flabbergasted,” mentioned Dr. Priest, a pediatric […]

In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?

In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?

How linked are your physique and your consciousness? When Michiteru Kitazaki, a professor of engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan, not too long ago posed this query in an e-mail, he evoked an thought from Japanese tradition often known as tamashii, or the soul with out a physique. Will it quickly be doable, […]

My Patient’s Smile

My Patient’s Smile

The resident and I stood round his mattress in our cerulean scrubs and white coats and watched him smiling. His daughter appeared towards me, the one different male within the room, and paused, razor in hand. “Would you like me to help?” I provided. “Oh, would you,” she stated, trying relieved. She rapidly handed me […]

Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them

Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them

In experiments on Aplysia californica, a sea snail, untrained snails behaved like skilled snails after a switch of molecules from the brains of the skilled snails.CreditScience Stock Photography/Science Source Transferring reminiscences from one residing factor to a different sounds just like the plot of an episode of “Black Mirror.” But it might be extra practical […]

Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

ImageResearchers say that the cranium of Homo naledi, a hominin that lived 236,000 to 335,000 years in the past, contained a mind the dimensions of an orange that had the same form and construction with that of contemporary people.CreditJohn Hawks What makes people so good? For a very long time the reply was easy: our […]

Stimulating brains with lasers can create ‘Matrix’-like false experiences

Stimulating brains with lasers can create ‘Matrix’-like false experiences

Remember the enduring scene from the primary Star Wars film through which R2-D2 projects a Princess Leia hologram, beseeching Obi-Wan Kenobi to assist her? Similar expertise in the actual world would possibly someday do much more than providing sci-fi warnings; it might probably remodel lives, too. And all due to a bit little bit of […]

Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies?

Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies?

In different phrases, would train by a dad or mum assist to supply smarter infants? And, particularly, would this course of happen in males, who contribute sperm however not a womb and its multitude of hormones, cells and tissues to their youngsters? To discover out, researchers on the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Göttingen, […]

Scientists put a crocodile in an fMRI machine and played it Bach. Here’s why.

Scientists put a crocodile in an fMRI machine and performed it Bach. Here’s why.

How did you spend your day at work? We’re betting that it wasn’t fairly as noteworthy as a latest day loved within the labs at Germany’s Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), the place researchers got down to discover the neurobiology of one of many pure world’s largest, toothiest reptiles. Their methodology: Scan a dwell crocodile’s mind in […]

No, a Study Didn't Just Prove That Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer

No, a Study Didn't Just Prove That Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer

Photo: Jeshoots (Pixabay) Yet one other examine claiming to point out a connection between most cancers and cellphones—this time from the UK—is making the rounds. But loads of scientists are saying the brand new paper is deceptive. The authors, utilizing information from the UK Office of National Statistics, tracked the incidence of all identified mind […]

Lightning Struck Her Home. Then Her Brain Implant Stopped Working.

Lightning Struck Her Home. Then Her Brain Implant Stopped Working.

Just like folks with pacemakers, these with D.B.S. implants should be cautious about getting diagnostic MRIs and spending time round gadgets that generate electromagnetic fields. These may arrange a present within the implants and trigger harm or different points, stated Dusan Flisar, a neurologist in Slovenia who’s an writer of the paper. For occasion, one […]