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Autism is caused by kinks in ‘supporting’ DNA – not specific genes, major study finds

Autism is caused by mutations in ‘supporting’ DNA – not specific genes: Genetic screening of 1,800 families reveals why the disorder has eluded scientists for years US researchers mapped the entire genomes of 1,790 families with one relative who has autism They found mutations in tons of ‘regulatory DNA’, rather than specific genes, influenced the… Read More »

Study: Electrical pulses return memories of Alzheimer’s patients to someone in their 20s

The memory of older people has been returned to the state of someone in their 20s for the first time by applying electrical stimulation to the brain to reconnect faulty circuits. Scientists at Boston University have proven it is possible to restore working memory by “recoupling” areas of the brain that become out-of-sync as people… Read More »