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Neurons that fire together, don’t always wire together

As the adage goes “neurons that fire together, wire together,” but a new paper published today in Neuron demonstrates that, in addition to response similarity, projection target also constrains local connectivity. Researchers from the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre have been looking to elucidate the rules of connectivity of neurons in the neocortex with the long term

Eight of ten people with cancer risk genes don’t know it

Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don’t know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. The findings were published Sept. 21 in the journal JAMA Network Open. In the absence of routine screening,

What happens if you don’t eat for a day? Timeline and effects

Fasting is a longstanding part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observances of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A form of fasting known as intermittent fasting has also gained popularity as a weight-loss tool. Many studies have examined the benefits and risks of giving up food for a day, including how it affects

The Best Whole Grains That Don’t Taste Like Cardboard

We all get it: Whole grains are good for you. They protect your heart, reduce your cancer risk, shrink your waistline, and keep you full. But why do so many of the whole-wheat options out there (I’m looking at you, whole-wheat spaghetti!) taste so blah? Thankfully, whole grains go way beyond sad, cardboard-imitating pasta. Basically,