Category Archives: Science

Methylation Aging Clock: An Update – Science Blog

Methylation of DNA is the best-known mode of epigenetic regulation (turning genes on and off).  Methylation patterns are stable unless they are actively changed, and can persist over decades, even across generations.   Four years ago, biostatistician Steve Horvath of UCLA … Continue reading

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Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest

You might need your glasses for this one. Quantum physicistDavid Nadlinger from the University of Oxford managed to capture an image that would have been impossible only a few years ago: a single atom suspended in an electric field viewable by … Continue reading

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How the brain instantly separates trash from treasure – ScienceBlog.com

Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered how the brain can determine an object’s value almost as soon as we see it. The team found the brain can begin processing value just 80 milliseconds after seeing something. That’s less than a tenth … Continue reading

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Early Briton had dark skin and blue eyes – BBC

Scientists put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago. A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive blood test for Alzheimer’s disease announced – ScienceBlog.com

Scientists from Japan and Australia have teamed up to develop and validate a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, with the potential to massively ramp up the pace of Alzheimer’s disease drug trials. The blood test measures a specific peptide in … Continue reading

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In wine, there’s health: Low levels of alcohol good for the brain – ScienceBlog.com

While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually help clean the mind as well. The new study, which appears in the journal Scientific Reports, shows … Continue reading

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Your brain reveals who your friends are – ScienceBlog.com

You may perceive the world the way your friends do, according to a Dartmouth study finding that friends have similar neural responses to real-world stimuli and these similarities can be used to predict who your friends are. The researchers found … Continue reading

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New study reveals how brain waves control working memory – ScienceBlog.com

MIT neuroscientists have found evidence that the brain’s ability to control what it’s thinking about relies on low-frequency brain waves known as beta rhythms. In a memory task requiring information to be held in working memory for short periods of … Continue reading

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Why chili pepper feels hot while Mint feels cold?

Have you ever wondered why eating a chili pepper burns your mouth and makes you feel hot while sucking up a mint brings cool sensation in your mouth??   This can simply be explained owing to “… Source: Why chili … Continue reading

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The Biggest Threat to our Civilisation | Professor Brian Cox

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