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Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2018
Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than well-rested controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
First Blockchain-based Genomic Data Marketplace Launches
Shawna Williams | Nov 5, 2018
EncrypGen will enable individuals to sell their deidentified data for research.
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
Offspring of rats exposed to vaporized cannabis had difficulty switching strategies to get a sugar reward, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

Study Finds “Some Evidence” that Cellphone Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer in Male Rats
Study Finds “Some Evidence” that Cellphone Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer in Male Rats
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The results cannot be extrapolated to humans, researchers caution.
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
As people move to the United States from Southeast Asia, the microbes in their digestive tracts begin to Westernize, possibly explaining high rates of obesity and other metabolic issues in these immigrant populations.
Vanderbilt Professor on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations
Vanderbilt Professor on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2018
Only after the accusations appeared on Twitter did Vanderbilt suspend neuroscientist David Sweatt.
Cerebellum Does “Quality Control” for Our Thoughts: Study
Cerebellum Does “Quality Control” for Our Thoughts: Study
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
FMRI data uncover wide variation in network organization between individuals in this oft-neglected brain region.