Psychology & Psychiatry

Molecular pathology of suicide: A postmortem study

What changes in the brains of people who commit or think about committing suicide? Ph.D. candidate Lin Zhang investigated at a molecular level the processes that take place in the human brain during suicide. The hope is that ...


CRISPR therapeutics can damage the genome

Researchers at Tel Aviv University warn that CRISPR therapeutics can damage the genome. They caution: "The CRISPR genome editing method is very effective, but not always safe. Sometimes cleaved chromosomes do not recover ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Africa's COVID death toll tops 100,000

South Africa has registered a total of more than 100,000 COVID deaths, according to official figures released Wednesday, but actual fatalities are believed to be much higher.

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism, ADHD raise the odds for early death

Young people with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a higher risk of dying early from a range of causes, a new research review suggests.


Japan's 'Kawasaki disease' doctor dies at 95

The Japanese doctor who discovered the mysterious "Kawasaki's disease"—recently in the headlines for some similarities to coronavirus—has died of natural causes aged 95, his research NGO said Wednesday.

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