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New protein injection reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice in just one week

New protein injection reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice in just one week

Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer’s-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, restoring their memory and cognitive function to the same levels as healthy mice in the space of one week. Mice bred to develop a progressive Alzheimer’s-like disease as they aged (called APP/PS1 mice) were given […]

Scientists have found genes that determine the time of the first sex

Scientists have found genes that determine the time of the first sex

DNA analysis of over 380 thousand inhabitants of Britain allowed geneticists to identify several genes that determine the speed of the onset of puberty, the first sex and the birth of their first child, according to an article published in the journal Nature Genetics. “Of course, the social and cultural factors influence very much at […]

How Kinect is helping people to breathe

How Kinect is helping people to breathe

Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect peripheral never quite took off as the future of gaming, but it’s proving enduringly popular among scientists as a low-cost imaging device. In the past we’ve seen it used to study glaciers and asteroids, for shopping analytics, in supermarket trolleys and even keeping peace on the Korean border. Now, a team of […]