The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR technologies and their much-discussed ability to edit our DNA. For the most part, these stories probably refer to CRISPR-Cas9. But a new system, CRISPR-Cas3, has just been used in human cells for the very first time…and offers a whole new set of tools that could have huge implications for curing …

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Scientists Can Implant Fake Memories in the Brain, Here’s How

Scientists Can Implant Fake Memories in the Brain, Here’s How

Human memory is unreliable enough as it is, but researchers interested in better understanding how and where our memories are stored are developing new ways to manipulate them. The search for memory “engrams,” a collection of identifiable neurons that physically represent a memory, has occupied scientists for over a hundred years. Turns out, memory is …

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No, Vitamin C won’t cure your cold

No, Vitamin C won’t cure your cold

*sneeze* Orange juice. What did you say? Orange juice. For when you’re feeling hot and not so hot. Don’t you worry about Suzie getting enough Vitamin C? Many people reach straight for orange juice when they get a cold. Or mix up one of these cold busting, immune boosting supplements packed full of Vitamin C. …

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Your Brain On MDMA

With an estimated 2 million pills being smuggled into the US every day and ⅓ of students at universities like Stanford saying they have tried it, MDMA or ‘Molly” has become a popular drug of choice. But what exactly is it, and how does it affect your body? Scientifically known 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, MDMA is usually taken …

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Could Increasing the Melanin In Your Skin Protect You From Cancer?

Could Increasing the Melanin In Your Skin Protect You From Cancer?

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US than any other cancer combined. In fact, melanoma–a highly dangerous type of skin cancer–is estimated to claim one life every hour. So what if you could lower your risk of skin cancer….by changing the color of your skin? Ok, this is a big subject, so …

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The Senate health bill: poor people pay more for worse insurance

The Senate health bill: poor people pay more for worse insurance

Here’s what I think we can say about the health care bill Senate Republicans released today. You’re always going to hear ‘healthcare’ as ‘complicated.’ It’s something that people say to make you turn away from it, to let them do what they want. “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” It’s not that …

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