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‘Cannabis addiction’ gene has been discovered by scientists

‘Cannabis addiction gene’ that could make people more likely to abuse the drug is discovered by scientists in a ‘really important’ breakthrough Gene CHRNA2 regulates a ‘nicotine receptor’ in the brain, scientists have said  Low levels of this receptor has been linked to an increased of marijuana abuse Discovery could help medics treat and even

Implanting stem cells into the brain could stop epileptic seizures

Hope for epileptics as scientists discover implanting stem cells into the brain could stop seizures The treatment, tested on rats, would modify the patient’s own skin cells Stem cell treatment led to 70% fewer seizures in the months following It inhibits excitement in the hippocampus, where epileptic seizures can start  Currently, surgery to remove the hippocampus

The global map of dementia

The worldwide map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117% over just 26 years as the global population continues to live longer Experts warn rates will double from 43.8million in 2016 to 100million by 2050 Turkey has the most cases, followed by Brazil, and Nigeria and Ghana the least  As well

When penis enlargement goes wrong

When penis enlargement goes wrong: Scientists reveal the dangers of girth-increasing procedures which can cause gangrene, deformity and other ‘devastating complications’ A study of 11 men by California scientists revealed horrifying complications One 21-year-old injected his own penis with silicone and it became infected While a 48-year-old had fat injected into his member but it

Scientists trained a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Using technology similar to the type that powers facial and speech recognition on a smartphone, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy. In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers reported

Salk scientists advance ultrasound technology for neurological therapy

The emerging technology of sonogenetics—a technique where cells are controlled by sound—offers the potential to one day replace pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgical treatments for neurological conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease or posttraumatic stress disorder. The Salk Institute scientist who pioneered the idea of using ultrasonic waves to stimulate neurons and coined the term “sonogenetics”

Simple blood and saliva tests could help prevent heart attacks

Simple blood and saliva tests that cost just £40 could help prevent heart attacks, scientists say Major study proves that scientists can identify people at risk of a heart attack  Scientists found DNA testing can be used to spot those with increased risk Currently more than 190,000 people suffer a heart attack in the UK each year

This why you can’t decide what to watch on TV

How we are suffering from choice OVERLOAD: Study reveals ‘lazy’ human brains give up trying to decide from more than 15 menu, film or grocery options The brain has to weigh up whether the effort is worth what it will get in return And as the number of options increases, so does the amount of