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Hope for new treatment for Huntington's disease

Researchers working at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of Southern Denmark have managed to produce short synthetic DNA analogues – oligonucleotides – that bind directly to the gene that is mutated in Huntington's ...

Feb 20, 2017
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Body and brain timing can be trained

Good timing is vital in many situations of daily life, but is rarely something we consider. In a new dissertation from Umeå University, Olympia Karampela shows that our ability for timing is something that can be trained ...

Feb 20, 2017
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The reasons for our left or right-handedness

It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord. This has been inferred from the research results compiled by a team headed by private lecturer Dr Sebastian Ocklenburg, Judith Schmitz, ...

Feb 17, 2017
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Motor cortex contributes to word comprehension

Researchers from HSE, Northumbria University, and Aarhus University have experimentally confirmed that comprehension of a word's meaning involves not only the 'classic' language brain centres but also the cortical regions ...

Feb 16, 2017
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Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study, published today in Translational Psychiatry, ...

Testosterone treatments may increase cardiac risks

A new study suggests testosterone treatments may increase the risk of heart disease in older men. It found a 20% increase in arterial plaque among men aged 65 and older who received testosterone replacement therapy for a ...

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