A real head banger: woodpeckers show signs of potential brain damage


Researchers examined the brains of woodpeckers in museum collections and saw that the brains showed a build-up of a protein that's a sign of brain damage in humans.

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Researchers have discovered the inner workings of a gene network that regulates the development of spinal motor neurons in the growing chicken and mouse embryo.

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The production can be tailored to fit each patient and has the potential to protect against wrong medication and fake medicine according to the researchers.

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sSNVs increased approximately linearly with age in both areas (with a higher rate in hippocampus) and were more abundant in neurodegenerative disease.

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The new method potentially reduces complications, time and money.

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The accumulation of somatic mutations with age—which we term genosenium—shows age-related, region-related, and disease-related molecular signatures and may be important in other human age-associated conditions.

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Woodpeckers do this untold thousands of times during their lives, and these birds have thrived on Earth for some 25 million years.

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The system uses information like education, homeownership, travel history and internet usage.

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The findings identify a potential target for the development of treatments for some types of leukemia, anemia and other blood disorders.

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The research also answers a long-standing question about why motor neurons, the nerve cells of the spinal cord that control muscle movement, form much faster than other types of neurons.

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