Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows Iceland got it right with early, widespread virus testing

Iceland has provided a textbook example of how to get out ahead of a looming pandemic: per capita, it has tested more people for coronavirus than any other country on earth and it got started a month before the first case ...

Neuroscience

Reading the motor intention from brain activity within 100ms

A collaborative study by researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new technique to decode motor intention of humans from Electroencephalography (EEG). This technique is based on the well-documented ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Attentional blink examined to aid struggling readers

While you are reading this article, your brain is identifying letters, constructing sounds and recognising meaning, all within milliseconds… but what is going on behind the scenes?

Genetics

Most mutations come from dad

Humans inherit more than three times as many mutations from their fathers as from their mothers, and mutation rates increase with the father's age but not the mother's, researchers have found in the largest study of human ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

'Natural' protection against Alzheimer’s disease

deCODE Genetics, together with their colleagues from the pharmaceutical company Genentech, reported today in the journal Nature the discovery of a variant of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene that confers protection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iceland to do general screening for coronavirus

Iceland will screen its population, including random samples, for the new coronavirus to determine how widely it has spread, a company involved in the plan said Tuesday.

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