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Scientists develop ‘mini-brain’ model of human prion disease

National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or “mini-brain,” for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease of humans believed to be caused by infectious prion protein. It affects about 1 in 1 million people. The… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Scientists find 129 ‘jumping genes’ that drive tumor growth

In cancer research, scientists usually look for cancer genes by scouring the genome for altered sequences — or mutations — in DNA. But a new study has now revealed that jumping genes, which customary sequencing overlooks, are also important drivers of tumor growth. Researchers have uncovered 129 jumping genes that may drive cancer. Scientists at… Read More »

Is it better to be 'fat but fit' or 'slim but sedentary'? – Not all scientists agree on recent research

Since the 80s, scientists have clashed over the ‘obesity paradox’ but measuring obesity by BMI alone may not be accurate Is it better to be ‘fat but fit’ or ‘slim but sedentary’? – Not all scientists agree on recent research Independent.ie Can you really be ‘fat, but fit’? Known as the ‘obesity paradox’, it’s a… Read More »