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Switchable Genome Editing Turns Protein Expression

A biological switch that reliably turns protein expression on at will has been invented by University of Bath and Cardiff University scientists. The switch enables control of genome editing tools that might one day regulate cascades of desired genetic changes through entire populations. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Prefrontal Cortex Predicts Better Reading In Relation To Decoding

A new study identifies the brain mechanism that accounts for the discrepancy between low decoding skills and high reading comprehension. Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in "decoding", navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But a subset of dyslexic people, dubbed "resilient dyslexics," exhibit remarkably high levels of reading comprehension despite difficulties decoding. The study was recently published in PLOS One.

Relationship Between Depression And Improper Sleep

The neural link between depression and sleep problems has been identified for the first time in a new study by researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) and Fudan University (China). Researchers found functional connectivity between the areas of the brain associated with short-term memory, self, and negative emotions causing sufferers to dwell on bad thoughts and leading to a poor quality of sleep. The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

End-Of-Life Care Facilities And Options For Patients

Planning for end-of-life care can be stressful and time-consuming. It's also confusing especially at a time when a loved one is living their final months. While it's not always possible to plan ahead, it can be beneficial to at least have an understanding of the options available for end-of-life care ensuring a loved one receives quality care.

Choosing Critical Illness Policy, Insurance

Basically there are two types of critical illness policies. One is reimbursement policy and the other is benefit policy. Reimbursement policy will pay for actual medical expense like a health policy, whereas the benefit policy will pay for entire sum assured as a lumpsum benefit in case of diagnosis of any specified illness. The lumpsum benefit policy is the most commonly available and generally understood as a CI policy in general.