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Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus

The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

neuroscience, disease & medicine, history, evolution
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Common Gene Variants Found Among Psychiatric Disorders
Common Gene Variants Found Among Psychiatric Disorders
Abby Olena | Jun 21, 2018
In the largest-ever study of its kind, researchers combined genomic data from nearly 900,000 patients and healthy individuals to identify commonalities among 10 mental illnesses.
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 20, 2018
Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.
Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys
Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
The stem cell–derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys.  
Positive Trial Results for Experimental DMD Gene Therapy
Positive Trial Results for Experimental DMD Gene Therapy
Catherine Offord | Jun 20, 2018
Preliminary data from Sarepta Therapeutics has exceeded expectations, causing a surge in company stock prices this week.
Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study
Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.  
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  
Even in the Bronze Age, Humans Altered Soil Chemistry
Even in the Bronze Age, Humans Altered Soil Chemistry
Kerry Grens | Jun 13, 2018
Ancient bones from Ireland reveal that farming has changed nitrogen composition in land for the last 3,000 years.