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Just how accurate are current genetic/genomic tests in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer?

As we have pointed out regularly over the years, all prostate cancers are by no means the same. And a recently published paper in European Urology… 763 more words


Genetic study points to Indigenous Australians as the oldest continuous society on Earth 

The most comprehensive genetic study of Indigenous Australians to date indicates that the group is the oldest continuous civilisation on Earth, dating back more than 50,000 years ago – and that modern Indigenous Australians are the descendants of the first people to settle Australia. 482 more words


The Vitamin That Saved My Life

I went to a follow-up visit with my psychiatrist yesterday. When she asked me how I was doing, I told her that mood-wise I feel better than I have in a decade. 552 more words


Survival secret of 'earth's hardiest animal' revealed.

Researchers have discovered a genetic survival secret of Earth’s “hardiest animal”. A gene that scientists identified in these strange, aquatic creatures – called tardigrades – helps them survive boiling, freezing and radiation. 111 more words


Genetic ‘switch’ identified as potential target for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Neuroglobin has previously been shown to protect against Alzheimer’s disease in mice in which it makes the protective Neuroglobin. It is thought that the gene might play a protective role early in the disease in patients, but appears to be down-regulated as the disease progresses. 54 more words


Us or Religion?

When we finally woke up and saw that
there was no such a thing as a god, why did we not just call ourselves atheists? 209 more words


Binge Eating Disorder

I suffer with binge eating disorder. I feel like my mind and my body are not communicating.  I eat until I am so full that I am in pain; however, my brain is screaming for more food. 76 more words