Technology

Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link
May 31, 2019
Gut bacteria may contribute directly to the development of autism-like behaviors, according to the results of a new study in mice.
In their study, which features in the journal , researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Calt...
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?
May 24, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. 500 years after his death, King's College London researcher Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo's inability to finish projects is tha...
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Bipolar disorder may be linked to Parkinson's disease
May 22, 2019
People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
"Previous studies...
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Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed
April 17, 2019
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain.
Today's information society is built on digital computers that have ev...
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Clarifying Ed-Tech Research
April 16, 2019

To the Editor:
I was pleased to see our research cited in the article about key lessons about education-technology research for educators ("The Best Ed-Tech Research: 5 Key...
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Dogs may be able to sniff out seizures
April 4, 2019
For the first time, researchers have shown that dogs can identify the unique odor of a seizure. In the future, this new understanding could help design ways to halt seizures before they happen.
In past studies, researchers have had ...
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Circadian clock plays unexpected role in neurodegenerative diseases
April 2, 2019
While your body might bemoan the many uncomfortable effects of jet lag, your brain may be thanking you for that cross-time zone travel.
In a new study, Northwestern University researchers induced jet lag in a fruit fly model of Huntington disease and found that jet lag protected the f...
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Down Syndrome Research Could Provide Important Insights Into Cancer Treatments
March 8, 2019


People with Down syndrome are highly protected from most solid tumor cancers, and yet they are highly predisposed to certain blood cancers. Studying people with Down syndrome may lead to new cancer treatments that could benefit everyone.
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Bungee jumping for science
February 28, 2019
Immediately before a person decides to launch themselves off a bridge for a bungee jump, there is a measurable increase in their brain activity. This can be recorded nearly one second before the person makes the conscious decision to jump. Researchers from Charité -- Universitätsmediz...
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Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link
February 25, 2019
New research finds that vitamin D deficiency affects a type of brain "scaffolding" that supports the neurons. This finding could lead to new therapies for the neurological symptoms of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia.
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