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New study may solve the mystery of what daylight does to the brain

September 20th, 2022

Scientists say that the seasonal changes in daylight—longer days in summer and shorter days in winter—have long had an effect on human behavior. However, they’ve never really understood why or how. Now, a group of researchers has published a study with new findings that may finally clue us in on why daylight affects human behavior, …

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First CRISPR cure for high cholesterol enters human trial phase

August 2nd, 2022

Researchers in New Zealand have kicked off a new trial for a CRISPR-based cure for high cholesterol. The trial will test the efficacy and success of the one-and-done treatment, which has seen success in animal trials. Researchers are hopeful the treatment will be as efficient in people as in animals. If successful, it could help …

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This similarity between human and octopus brains has scientists shocked

June 29th, 2022

Scientists believe they have discovered some key information about the octopus’ brain. We’ve known for centuries that octopuses are smarter than your everyday invertebrates. However, we never really understood why. Now, researchers have published a new study that not only provides some enlightening answers, but also left the scientists reeling from their discovery.

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Your liver is always less than three years old or younger

June 27th, 2022

The liver is an amazing organ. Not only is it capable of regenerating itself to repair damage from toxins, like alcohol, but the liver apparently never ages, either. According to new research, the liver is almost always just under three years old. The concept of liver age has been a medical conundrum for decades. Studying …