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Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA Discoveries Win 2022 Nobel Prize

The 2022 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to a Swedish researcher who revealed the sequence of the Neanderthal genome through decades of painstaking DNA detective work. Winner Svante Pääbo, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, was also laureated for his discovery of a related ancient human, the Denisova.
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"SuperAgers" May Have Larger and Healthier Neurons

"SuperAgers" – people over 80 with exceptionally good memories – have larger, healthier neurons in the area of the brain associated with memory.
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Lung Cancer Gene Signatures May Predict Response to Chemotherapy

Researchers have developed a method that may help predict whether people with lung cancer will respond to chemotherapy, based on which genes are switched on in their tumor.
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How Young People's Personalities Changed Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

A research team led by faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine found the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to cause personality changes, especially in younger adults.

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Researchers Propose That Obesity Is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder

According to research, molecular mechanisms of brain development during early life are likely a major determinant of obesity risk.
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Inflammation and Cognitive Problems in Breast Cancer Survivors Linked in Long-Term Study

A long-term study has examined the potential link between chronic inflammation and cognition in breast cancer survivors, pointing towards a potential biomarker for cognitive problems.
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Single-Cell Tools Provide Window Into Active Soil Antibiotic Resistome

A new single-cell functional tool incorporating single-cell Raman-isotope probing, single-cell sorting and targeted metagenomics will enable researchers to screen and sequence active antibiotic resistant bacteria in native soils.
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Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Linked to Reduction of Lung Function in Childhood

Exposure to phthalates in the womb has been associated with reduced lung function in childhood in a new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health.
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Quantifying the Reversibility and Irreversibility of Practical Li-Ion Batteries

Researchers have proposed an analytical approach to quantitatively evaluate the reversibility and irreversibility of practical lithium-metal batteries.
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Methylome-Based Blood Test Accurately Detects Cancer

Researchers report successful results from an experimental cancer-detection system that appears to have overcome the challenges associated with liquid biopsies in a novel, cost-effective way.
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