Aula Medica at Karolinska. File: Imbecillsallad/Flickr A study of over 2 million Swedes has found that environmental factors are equally as important as genes in determining whether a child will be born with autism. Researchers were surprised to discover that the … [Read more...] about Swedish study sheds light on autism cause
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Life Sciences Growing evidence suggests that the development of various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, may be linked to the build-up of a protein called tau within the brain. Yet the use of conventional small molecule approaches to tackle the development … [Read more...] about The Growing Importance of Antisense Oligonucleotides in Alzheimer’s Research
Modeling Study improves accuracy of models for predicting ozone levels in urban areasA team of scientists has, for the first time, completely characterized an important chemical reaction that is critical to the formation of ground-level ozone in urban areas. The team's results … [Read more...] about Study improves accuracy of models for predicting ozone levels in urban areas
Muscles may be the best ‘watch’ the human body has.Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the University of Bath, the Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, EPFL, the University of Surrey and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, have discovered … [Read more...] about The Body’s Muscles Can Tell Time of Day
Last decade, Steve Jobs was the clear leader, and he ended the decade as the top CEO. We are early in this decade, but already Sam Palmisano has jumped out to an early lead. Like Jobs, it isn't because he is lobbying for this title -- it is because he is already being recognized … [Read more...] about OPINION IBM’s Sam Palmisano Shoots for CEO of the Decade: What Makes a Great Leader?