Archive for November, 2015

Study links brain scans to genes

Several genes which contribute to brain size have been identified by a consortium called Enigma. Over 30,000 brain scans were compared with people’s DNA, which has located genes which affect the size of structures in the brain as well as its overall volume. Paul Thompson, a neuroscientist who is the

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Gut bacteria can protect themselves

Bacteria in the gut can protect themselves from the immune responses designed to wipe out infection. They achieve this by modifying their outer membranes to be resistant to antimicrobial peptides which hosts release to kill pathogens. Andrew Goodman of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his team studied 17

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