Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.

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Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 28, 2018
The researchers say that their results are evidence we haven’t yet reached a limit to human lifespan.
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
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DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.
Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought
Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2017
From DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Diana Kwon | Jul 28, 2017
The sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.
Smarty Genes
Smarty Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
The Human Virome
The Human Virome
Eric Delwart | Oct 31, 2016
Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.
Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns
Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2016
Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.
Bigger Brains
Bigger Brains
Jenny Rood | Feb 20, 2015
Researchers identify a human DNA element that spurs neurogenesis and brain growth when placed in mice.