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Gene fragments linked to brain development and autism

While the anti-vaccine movement enjoys the simple (and very wrong) answer to the cause of autism, there are people who want the actual truth. This drive had lead to a slew of causes (and risk factors) for autism in recent times. 753 more words

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Epigenetic changes and autism

Despite what you may think, the supposed “explosion” of children diagnosed with autism can directly attributed to better diagnosing techniques and — more importantly — the change of definition to make Autism spectrum disorders more broad. 596 more words

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Methamphetamine use and the onset of parkinson's

We’ve all seen the PSA’s trying to show the effects of meth use and in particular, what it does to your teeth. Typically, when it comes to drug use, people will not look at the long term side effects from their addiction instead thinking in the short term. 749 more words

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Finding the neurons that deal with distraction

What’s that over there!? The next time you are around people, count how many people are on their phone? Distractions invade every aspect of our lives. 602 more words

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Scientists find a drug (currently used) to turn white fat to brown

It seems like we’ve been on a weight loss campaign here at the labs, but there just has been so much new and interesting research on the subject to report on; this is no exception. 503 more words

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A new type of memory storage on the horizon

For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data seemed huge, now my cellphone has 64 gigs. 549 more words

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What makes us fat, OR food vs. physiology

There is a heir of mystery surrounding weight loss and fat in general. Have you ever heard you have all the fat cells you’ll ever have — that’s false by the way. 612 more words

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