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New research reveals how human ancestor walked, chewed, and moved
A team of scientists has pieced together how the hominid Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba) walked, chewed, and moved nearly two million years ago. View News Article (2013-04-12)

Antioxidants aren't always good for you and can impair muscle function, study shows
Antioxidants increasingly have been praised for their benefits against disease and aging, but recent studies at Kansas State University show that they also can cause harm. View News Article (2010-01-27)

Musical training shapes brain anatomy and affects function
New findings show that extensive musical training affects the structure and function of different brain regions, how those regions communicate during the creation of music, and how the brain interprets and integrates sensory information. View News Article (2013-11-13)

Life-size, 3D hologram-like telepods may revolutionize videoconferencing
A Queen's University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other. View News Article (2012-05-04)

Impact of iPad® on radiology residents' daily clinical duties is limited, study suggests
While the iPad® is being used for intraoperative procedure guidance, percutaneous procedure planning, and mobile interpretation of some imaging examinations, the majority of radiology residents are using it primarily as an educational tool, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. View News Article (2013-06-27)

Why can prenatal alcohol exposure lead to fetal alcohol syndrome?
Clinical literature and animal experiments have shown that prenatal alcohol exposure in utero, especially during the early stages of pregnancy, can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. View News Article (2013-09-13)

Women have bigger pupils than men
From an anatomical point of view, a normal, non-pathological eye is known as an emmetropic eye, and has been studied very little until now in comparison with myopic and hypermetropic eyes. The results show that healthy emmetropic women have a wider pupil diameter than men. View News Article (2012-04-27)

Surgeons describe new ligament in the human knee
Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have provided the first full anatomical description of a previously enigmatic ligament in the human knee. View News Article (2013-11-06)

Discovering a diamondback moth: Overlooked diversity in a global pest
The tiny diamondback moth (scientific name: Plutella xylostella) gets its common name from the array of diamond shapes along the margin of its forewing. View News Article (2013-08-30)

Balloon mis-positioning during prostate cancer treatment could affect success of radiation delivery
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology shows that endorectal balloons commonly used during precise radiation treatment for prostate cancer can deform the prostate in a way that could make radiation miss its mark. View News Article (2013-11-13)

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