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What Is Intelligence? An Unprecedented Genetic Discovery

Few things appeal to scientific interest as much as intelligence, a difficult to define (yet intuitively grasped) concept that constitutes an intrinsic part of what it means to be human. The genetic and neurological breakthroughs in the 20th century have enabled scientists to investigate the roots of intelligence with unprecedented depth and details.…



Addiction Becomes Younger and Wealthier

As many families have unfortunately learned, drug and alcohol addiction can hit hard, and while scientific research has made great strides towards the understanding of addiction, there are still too many variables in the equation to fully treat this kind of condition.

Recent research published in the journal Development…



How a Mother’s Diet May Affect Her Offspring’s Liver in the Future

The human body consists of many body parts and organs. Some of the organs are vitally important - those the body can't function without. The liver is one of them. It is responsible for several crucial body functions and operations, the most essential of which include:

- Detoxification functions.

- Formation of proteins necessary for…



New Blood Test Monitors DNA Changes in Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer treatments are often poorly guided by elusive symptoms. Women need to quickly evaluate prognostics and likelihood of recurrence to seek the most appropriate treatment, but current diagnosis methods remain far from being ideal. The result is wasted money, time and, probably, many preventable deaths.

Thanks to scientists working…



New Invention Allows Communication with Locked-In Patients

The progress that we have achieved so far in almost all aspects of human life is mostly owed to technology. Hundreds upon hundreds of inventions make our lives a lot easier than before, allowing us to do things faster and more effectively. But the real jaw-dropping achievements are born when technology pairs with medicine.

Scientists have…



Are You Aware of Dry January?

Dry January is a concept that was created by a British organization known as Alcohol Concern. The idea is for people to abstain from drinking for the entire month of January. The timing is curious, seeing as January is that one month of the year when people undertake notable changes in their lifestyles.

While…



The Chan Zuckerberg Project - Hope or Hype

When Mark Zuckerberg announced his Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, it appeared in the headlines of many papers, probably just as he expected. The notion that Zuckerberg touted - of an organization committed to the eradication of diseases, and the management of those that could not…



HIV-infected Children who are Shielded against AIDS might Help Scientists Develop a Weapon against the Disease

The ability of living organisms to adopt and “learn” to survive despite potential threats found in their environment is known to everyone. Just like all other creatures, man has also this amazing characteristic. For some diseases, all that is required is to get a disease once, and after that, our immune…