It seems as though a traumatic experience can cause PTSD even if the person does not remember the traumatic experience.  How crazy is that?  Better yet, how would a scientist determine this? Young rats were exposed to a traumatic experience.  Later in their lives, they were introduced to the same environment

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Glow in the dark tumors: it sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but actually, the use of a dye that glows under infrared light could drastically improve surgical outcomes for cancer patients and reduce the chance of recurrence. Often, surgical removal is difficult because doctors can't always be

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“The researchers light-activated the memory cells involved in the fear memory while the mice spent pleasant time with female mice. For mice that had initially received the reward conditioning, memory cells were activated while they received mild electric shocks.” Say what? Researchers were able to use a special light to activate certain memories

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Cancer patients with their own mouse avatars? It sounds bizarre, but this is actually pretty incredible. Patients can have their own tumor cells grafted into nude mice to determine the best treatment for their particular cancer. For difficult cancer cases, this could give patients and doctors much-needed information. These nude

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“This is the most exciting thing we’ve done.” A wonderful quote from anyone - but even more so from a cancer researcher!! Back in 2012, the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network produced a manuscript, "Comprehensive genomic characterization of squamous cell lung cancers". This research network - an incredible example of research

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Really? Crayfish? Why not? Lizards can regenerate limbs, and now researchers have found that crayfish can actually make neurons from their hemocytes or blood. At Wellesley College researchers “labeled” hemocytes of two different species of Crayfish. They were able to track the hemocytes 7 weeks after they were labeled and found

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