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The compound, called huperzine A, is naturally found in Chinese moss, but it's slow-growing and on the verge of extinction. Scientists say making it in the lab could result in an extreme cost reduction.
An international team of experts on Alzheimer's disease uncovers a gene variation that reveals the rate at which the disease will progress.
The plain black wristband EmSeeQ, released this week, uses cellular location tech to help law enforcement and emergency responders more quickly track "wanderers."
Craig Venter helps launch the Archon Genomics X Prize, which will award $10 million to the first team to sequence the genomes of 100 centenarians to a level of accuracy never before achieved and at relatively low cost.
An ordinary computer can be trained to tell the difference between patients with the disease and those without.
Scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science announce the world's first interactive guide to both the anatomy and the genes of the human brain.
Foldit is a SETI@home-like project for protein mapping in which humans are the computers and disease-fighting research becomes a game.
Cleveland Clinic releases its annual top 10, with the radioactive molecular imaging compound AV-45--poised to help early detection of Alzheimer's--taking the top spot.
University and Veterans Affairs researchers unveil new test that can identify distinct pattern of brain activity among people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Chipmaker has announced the winners of the pre-college Intel Science Talent Search 2009.