Schizophrenia and Cannabis-Use Found to be Drivers of Brain Aging

Researchers from John Hopkins, University of California, Google and others conducted the largest known brain imaging study to determine the drivers of brain aging. More than 30,000 individuals from 9 months to 105 years old had their brains scanned in hopes of identifying patterns of aging. Understanding the influence of aging on the brain remains a challenge in determining its

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Exact Moment a Tau Protein Starts to Become Toxic

Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by Amyloid plaques and tangles, which are basically a bunch of proteins that are folded into a shape allowing multiple copies of the protein to stick together. Interestingly, a new study states that they have discovered the precise moment that these proteins start to become neurodegenerative. Even though over half a million people in Canada suffer

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Editing Cancer Cells to Fight Cancer Cells

CRISPR it the revolutionary gene-editing tool that is taking over the health and medicine world. It is now being used as a cancer-fighting mechanism through the editing the tumour cells to kill other cancer cells. Cancer cells have this strange “rehoming” behaviour where they return to the original tumour after metastasizing – or spreading to – other sites. This perplexing

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Potential Blood Test for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder encompasses a large group of developmental disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, and the expression of restrictive and repetitive behaviours and/or interests. An incredible new study highlights the need for early diagnosis and offers a way to test if a child is on the spectrum by looking at the metabolites in their blood. Currently,

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