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Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study, led by researchers at the University of Oxford who were funded... Continue Reading →

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Sounds you can’t hear can still hurt your ears

One of the most amazing things about being a mammal is our sensitive hearing. Where does it come from? — These three little bones in our middle ear. But what about sound waves that are well below the frequencies humans... Continue Reading →

T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri, Ohio University and University of Florida, while challenging over a century of previous beliefs. In... Continue Reading →

Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cells

Nearly 15 million babies are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks of pregnancy, around the world each year. When born too early, a baby's immature respiratory center in the brain often fails to signal it to breathe, resulting in low... Continue Reading →

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms

The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types of gene-editing tools are unable to target critical areas of DNA, and creating such a technology has been difficult... Continue Reading →

How bullying affects the brain

The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase the chance that they suffer from... Continue Reading →

Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells

How do you know a cell has a fever? Take its temperature. That's now possible thanks to research by Rice University scientists who used the light-emitting properties of particular molecules to create a fluorescent nano-thermometer. The Rice lab of chemist... Continue Reading →

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems

A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1Reo9Qd1k&feature=youtu.be The study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent... Continue Reading →

Physicists mash quantum and gravity and find time, but not as we know it

A University of Queensland-led international team of researchers say they have discovered "a new kind of quantum time order." UQ physicist Dr Magdalena Zych said the discovery arose from an experiment the team designed to bring together elements of the... Continue Reading →

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