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Even Moderate Physical Activity Has a Positive Effect on the Brain

A study has revealed that certain areas of the brain are larger in moderately and highly active people, providing a protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases.
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Children With Rare Gene Disorders at Increased Risk of Developmental, Behavioral and Mental Health Problems

With the advent of rapid whole genome sequencing, children presenting with an intellectual disability or developmental delay are recommended to have their DNA sequenced to identify the underlying genetic cause.
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Genes Involved in Coronary Heart Disease Appear To Be Similar for Everyone

According to a study, the genes involved in coronary heart disease appear to be the same across all major racial and ethnic backgrounds.
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Mapping RNA Diversity Across Human Tissues

Analyzing the diversity of RNA transcripts in human tissues has enabled researchers to characterize how differences in genes and the environment manifest in the transcriptome.
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Mathematical Modeling Could Aid the Development of a Simple Blood Test for Brain Tumors

University of Bristol research could lead to better detection of the most common type of malignant brain cancer.
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High Iron Levels in Brain Linked to Movement Disorder Risk

The genetic mutation that leads to hereditary hemochromatosis – a condition where the body absorbs too much iron – also causes iron build-up in the brain, increasing the risk of movement disorders.
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Algorithm Can Track Mental States Through the Skin

A wearable device has been designed that uses a computer algorithm to measure and interpret mental activity from electrodermal activity in the skin.
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Common Viruses Could Be Triggering Alzheimer’s Disease Onset

A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tufts University suggests that the onset of Alzheimer’s disease may be triggered by the activation of two common viruses.
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New Test Rapidly Measures SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Levels

A research team recently invented an accurate rapid-testing device that can quantify and display the antibody level as a length of a visual bar, like a mercury thermometer, in as few as 20 minutes.
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Smartphone Clip-On Can Detect Zika Virus in Blood Samples

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.
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