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Drug Treats Protein That May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

The drug salsalate has been found to prevent and even reverse the development of tau protein tangles in mice with a condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease. While so far the success is only in animals, salsalate has a head start on other potential treatments as it has already passed the safety trials required to be used…

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Is There A Moral Centre In Our Brain?

Making moral decisions is a complex process. We have to think about the consequences of our actions for ourselves (will I go to jail?), others (will this person suffer as a consequence of my decision?), and society at large (does society benefit from my choice?). Depending on the situation, it involves brain regions linked to…

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Is This 12-Year-Old Girl Really Smarter Than Einstein?

This week saw the news of a 12-year-old girl achieving the highest possible score on a Mensa IQ test, with headlines announcing that she had scored higher than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. This feat of a perfect score is achieved by only 1% of those who sit the paper, according to Mensa, the society for…