Tag Archives: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Ibuprofen for Longevity? (NHS Choices / PLOS Genetics)

Summary The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal covers recent research involving yeast, microscopic worms and fruit flies, which has been misinterpreted in the press as implying that taking ibuprofen regularly might extend human lifespan (by inhibiting tryptophan … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Brain Mapping Project (BBC News)

Summary The Human Genome Project transformed genetics; now may be the time to do something similar for brain research. US President Barack Obama has announced a research initiative to map the brain, funded with an initial $100m investment. It is hoped … Continue reading

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