For the first time ever German scientists create see-through human organs

Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Neuroscientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in the German city of Munich have spent years working on a way to create transparent biological tissues through a process known as […]

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Disruptive behaviours in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behaviour. The study appears in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. “Disruptive behaviours such as aggression, irritability, and noncompliance are common in children with autism, and […]

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Women’s brains are 3 years biologically ‘younger’ than men’s, reveals study

You’ve heard of being ‘young at heart,’ but what about young in the brain? A new study suggests that, by at least one measure, women’s brains are biologically younger than men’s of the same age. The researchers analysed brain scans of more than 200 adults, specifically looking at a measure of the brain’s metabolism that’s […]

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Regular exercise may keep your body 30 years ‘younger,’ find scientists

These men and women also had much higher aerobic capacities than most people their age, the study showed, making them biologically about 30 years younger than their chronological ages, the study’s authors concluded. All of us are ageing every second, of course, which leads many of us also to be deeply interested in what we […]

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How studying honeybee brains might help unlock a cure for Alzheimer’s

The buzz around town is that honeybee brains can teach scientists a lot about human memory. A study in Frontiers used honeybees to determine how closely tied memory is to modifications in DNA, specifically a process called DNA methylation, through which our bodies control how our genes present themselves. For example, based on our needs, […]

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