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Textbooks upended as researchers show that DNA naturally fluoresces.

For decades, textbooks have stated that macromolecules within living cells, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins, do not fluoresce on their own. Technology instead relies on special fluorescence dyes to … Continue Reading Textbooks upended as researchers show that DNA naturally fluoresces.

New blood test detects early Alzheimer’s in large-scale study with unprecedented sensitivity.

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating and progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 5.3 million people in the United States, including almost half of the population at 85 years and older.  Microscopic hallmarks … Continue Reading New blood test detects early Alzheimer’s in large-scale study with unprecedented sensitivity.

Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.

Dementia is a common illness with an incidence that is rising as the aged population increases.  A multitude of neurodegenerative illnesses have an associated dementia, including corticobasal degeneration, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, … Continue Reading Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.

Neuroimaging study identifies new biomarker for autism spectrum disorder in boys.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is marked by social disability and is associated with dysfunction in brain circuits supporting social-cue perception. The degree to which neural functioning reflects individual-level behavioural phenotype … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies new biomarker for autism spectrum disorder in boys.

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