23andMe DNA test for Alzheimer’s risk approved for sale in US

The US Food and Drug Administration has given approval to the company 23andMe to market a spit test that assesses a person’s risk for 10 diseases …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Injecting virus into brain may relieve Parkinson’s symptoms

A virus has been used to reprogram cells in the brains of mice so that they produce dopamine – the brain chemical missing in people who have Parkinson’s disease …read more Source:: New Scientist

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People on ecstasy feel loved-up because MDMA boosts trust

When men play the trust game Prisoner’s Dilemma after taking ecstasy, they are twice as likely to cooperate. This may mean the drug could assist therapy for PTSD …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Public fatigue is the friend of those who would thwart science

Climate change deniers exploit disillusion brought on by often gloomy scientific findings, but evolving views on antibiotic use show it needn’t be that way …read more Source:: New Scientist

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In sync: How to take control of your many body clocks

You have not one, but thousands or even millions of body clocks. Learn to control them, and you can tackle problems from jet lag to weight loss …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Making an art out of medical record-keeping

An imaginative exhibition spanning the centuries reveals how our medical and personal preoccupations are not so very different from those of the 17th century …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Rich black people have worse health than rich white people

As the gap widens between rich and poor, the health of many in the US is declining. But for minorities, money isn’t the whole story – racism is bad for …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Gluten allergy in coeliac disease may be provoked by virus

Some people seem to get coeliac disease after having an infection. Now experiments in mice suggest a common virus might bring on the autoimmune condition …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Mutation in clock gene explains why some night owls stay up late

People with delayed sleep phase disorder go to sleep several hours later and hate getting up early. A variant of a circadian clock gene could be to blame …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Living with a superbug: My next infection could be my last

Emily Morris, 24, has lived with antibiotic-resistant bacteria for a decade. She worries about when the antibiotics stop working, but hasn’t given up hope …read more Source:: New Scientist

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