Tag Archives: Brain

Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in ‘morally risky’ experiment

Their brains may not be bigger than normal, but monkeys created with human brain genes are exhibiting cognitive changes that suggest they might be smarter — and the experiments have ethicists shuddering. In the wake of the genetically modified human babies scandal, Chinese scientists are drawing fresh condemnation from philosophers and ethicists, this time over… Read More »

The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer

Ana Martin-Villalba and her research team at the German Cancer Research Center followed stem cells along the path to neurons. The scientists analyzed at every step which genes where switched on and which of them were actually turned into new proteins. They expected to find that stem cells would simply switch their stem cell genes… Read More »

Brain boosts, calories burn and 2 other amazing benefits of being in the cold weather

When the winter comes we rarely think about benefits the cold weather can bring to us. We long for summer, nice, warm weather, beaches, ice tea in a wonderful sunset, long days, outdoor fun with friends and family, light, colourful clothes, smiling people… Thinking of winter, there is always an image of us snuggling under… Read More »