Human exposure to the environmental toxin aluminium has been linked, if tentatively, to autism spectrum disorder. The presence of aluminium in inflammatory cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter is a standout observation and could implicate aluminium in the aetiology of ASD.
Consanguinity and reproductive health among Arabs
No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists
New discovery about HIV.
A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists
Research identifies new breast cancer therapeutic target
Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface
We Need to Capture Carbon to Fight Climate Change
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Painkillers crafted with part of the drug Botox provided long-term pain relief in mice. Researchers added the modified Botox to molecules targeting pain-messaging nerve cells. Such painkillers could potentially one day be developed for humans as alternatives to more addictive drugs, such as opioids.
Malaria Vaccines: Recent Advances and New Horizons
Protecting data privacy is key to a smart energy future
“Because of global climate change, huge amounts of permafrost are rapidly warming. To microbes, they’re like freezers full of juicy chicken dinners that are thawing out,” -- researcher Virginia Rich. Researchers found 1,500 new microbial genomes, doubled known types of viruses in the world.
A bad mood may help your brain with everyday tasks - New research found that being in a bad mood can help some people’s executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks. The same study found that a good mood has a negative effect on it in some cases.
10 new moons discovered around Jupiter
UT Scientists Identify genesis of Alzheimer's
Adult rats that had been exposed before birth and during nursing to a mixture of plastic chemicals called phthalates found in a wide range of consumer products in human level doses have fewer brain cells and perform worse on an attention-switching task than rats not exposed to the plastic chemicals
A new study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and who were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10