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December 11, 2014
The avian tree of life
An international effort to sequence the genomes of 45 avian species has yielded the most reliable tree of life for birds to date.

NASA sees Hagupit weaken to a depression enroute to Vietnam
The once mighty super typhoon has weakened to a depression in the South China Sea as it heads for a final landfall in southern Vietnam.

International conference on the 4-dimensional organization of the nucleus
The latest advances in understanding the principles behind the three-dimensional organization of the cell nucleus in space and time (the 4th dimension) will be presented at an international conference, 'The 4D Nucleome 2014,' in Hiroshima, Japan, from Dec.

MSU scientists find way to boost healthy cells during chemo
Michigan State University scientists are closer to discovering a possible way to boost healthy cell production in cancer patients as they receive chemotherapy.

Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments
A cold 'sensor' which triggers the skin's vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King's College London.

March of the penguin genomes
Two penguin genomes have been sequenced and analyzed for the first time in the open access, open data journal GigaScience.

Cells can use dynamic patterns to pluck signals from noise
Scientists have discovered a general principle for how cells could accurately transmit chemical signals despite high levels of noise in the system.

New targeted drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer
A brand new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, a major new study reports.

3-D maps reveal the genome's origami code
In a triumph for cell biology, researchers have assembled the first high-resolution, 3-D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation -- a kind of 'genomic origami' that allows the same genome to produce different types of cells.

Senescent cells play an essential role in wound healing
Tumor suppressing senescent cells are bad for aging. The no-longer-dividing cells release a continual cascade of inflammatory factors and are implicated in many maladies including arthritis, atherosclerosis and late life cancer.

Happy-go-lucky CEOs score better returns
A CEO's natural sunny disposition can have an impact on the way the market reacts to announcements of company earnings, according to research from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.

Weighing in on the role of mindfulness in slimming down
If dieting is on your New Year agenda, it might pay to be mindful of a study suggesting there is little hard evidence that mindfulness leads to weight loss.

Swarms of Pluto-size objects kick-up dust around adolescent Sun-like star
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array may have detected the dusty hallmarks of an entire family of Pluto-size objects swarming around an adolescent version of our own Sun.

One in 6 Ontario adults say they've had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime
Nearly 17 percent of adults surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, according to new research.

A new way to diagnose brain damage from concussions, strokes and dementia
New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke or vascular dementia -- in real time and without invasive procedures.

Curt Meyer Memorial Prize for Dr. Jane Holland of the Max Delbrück Center DC
The Australian cancer researcher Dr. Jane Holland of the Max Delbrück Center Berlin-Buch was honored on Dec.

Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar
A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

Jamie's Ministry of Food brings about changes in food attitudes and behaviors
A study looking at Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia 10-week program has found that it brings not only a change in attitudes but also in behavior when buying healthy food.

Diagnostic tool Oncotype DX associated with reduction in chemotherapy rates post-surgery in younger patients
In what's believed to be one of the largest population-based studies of Oncotype DX ever conducted, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that the commercial diagnostic tool, Oncotype DX, was associated with a decrease in chemotherapy use in younger patients, but not in those over 66 years of age.

Mapping the tree of life
An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date.

Hepatitis C ruled out as cause of mental impairment in HIV patients
Infection with the hepatitis C virus does not contribute to the problems in mental functions seen in many patients with long-term HIV infections, a new study reveals.

Scientists map the human loop-ome, revealing a new form of genetic regulation
The ancient Japanese art of origami is based on the idea that nearly any design -- a crane, an insect, a samurai warrior -- can be made by taking the same blank sheet of paper and folding it in different ways.

Scientists closing in on an new type of vaccine
When we acquire diarrhea on a vacation, it is often caused by a bacterial infection.

International team maps 'big bang' of bird evolution
The first findings of the Avian Phylogenomics Consortium are being reported nearly simultaneously in 29 papers -- eight papers in a Dec.

Gene study traces birds' family tree back to dinosaurs
How birds evolved to have characteristics including feathers, flight and song is revealed with new clarity in a major study of their family tree.

Blood lipid metabolites allow early identification of cardiovascular disease
New circulating metabolites might allow early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

Endocrine Society awarded prestigious Gold LEED Certification for new green headquarters
Today, the Endocrine Society was awarded Gold LEED Certification for their new headquarters at 2055 L Street by the US Green Building Council.

Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way
University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as Ebola, measles and rabies.

Texas Tech biologist leads group that mapped crocodilian genomes
A Texas Tech University biologist led a team of more than 50 scientists who mapped the genomes of three crocodilians.

As gay marriage gains voter acceptance, UCLA-Columbia study illuminates a possible reason
Conventional wisdom holds that changing the views of voters on divisive issues is difficult if not impossible -- and that when change does occur, it is almost always temporary.

Kent State researchers to study social media use during crises and disasters
The National Science Foundation has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled.

Biologist gains insight into genetic evolution of birds
Jay Storz, a Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, led a research group that examined the evolution of multi-gene families shared by birds and mammals.

Scientists reconstruct genome of common ancestor of crocodiles, birds, dinosaurs
Crocodiles are the closest living relatives of birds, sharing a common ancestor that lived around 240 million years ago and also gave rise to the dinosaurs.

New method helps map species' genetic heritage
Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo -- the heron or the sparrow?

Study: Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows.

What's on your surgeon's playlist?
Music and medicine are deeply connected. But is operating to music a good idea?

Early adoption of robotic surgery leads to organ preservation for kidney cancer patients
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center conclude that patients with operable kidney tumors were more likely to undergo a partial nephrectomy -- the recommended course of treatment -- at hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery.

Decoding the Tree of Life
Nature abhors a vacuum, which may explain the findings of a new study showing that bird evolution exploded 65 million years ago when nearly everything else on Earth -- dinosaurs included -- died out.

11th century king inspires novel GP appointment system
Getting a same-day appointment with a GP can often be a challenge, but one practice has found a novel way to meet the daily demand for appointments.

Penn research outlines basic rules for construction with a type of origami
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind it can be applied to making a microfluidic device or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket's cargo bay.

Human DNA shows traces of 40 million-year battle for survival between primate and pathogen
Examination of DNA from 21 primate species -- from squirrel monkeys to humans -- exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host's bloodstream.

Tourism poses a threat to dolphins in the Balearic Islands
The rise in tourism, fishing and sea transport between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands is compromising the wellbeing of a small population of common bottlenose dolphins living in coastal waters off the Pityusic Islands.

SwRI scientists develop solar observatory for use on suborbital manned space missions
Southwest Research Institute is preparing to unveil a new, miniature portable solar observatory for use onboard a commercial, manned suborbital spacecraft.

Fish use chemical camouflage from diet to hide from predators
A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage from diet in fish.

Nighttime gout attack risk more than 2 times higher than in the daytime
Novel research reveals that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime.

New evidence reveals tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years
The preventive effect of breast cancer drug 'tamoxifen' remains virtually constant for at least 20 years -- with rates reduced by around 30 percent -- new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.

Understanding how emotions ripple after terrorist acts
In a recently released study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Cornell University analyzed emotional reactions on Twitter in the hours and weeks following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Springer to collaborate with the Italian publisher Il Mulino
Springer and Il Mulino, the Italian specialist publisher for social sciences and economics, have signed a co-publishing agreement.

Decoding fat cells: UR discovery may explain why we gain weight
University of Rochester researchers believe they're on track to solve the mystery of weight gain -- and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog.

MIT professor publishes fundamental study of nuclear radiation interactions
This book treats the foundational knowledge of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

Leading experts reveal role of chaos & complexity in biological info processing
Do chaos and complexity play a fundamental role in biological information processing?

Youngest bone marrow transplant patients at higher risk of cognitive decline
Toddlers who undergo total body irradiation in preparation for bone marrow transplantation are at higher risk for a decline in IQ and may be candidates for stepped up interventions to preserve intellectual functioning, St.

The future of sex by the man behind the pill
Carl Djerassi, the renowned scientist behind the contraceptive pill, has published his latest book with Imperial College Press.

New studies power legacy of UW-Madison research, 60 years later
Dave Pagliarini, a UW-Madison assistant professor of biochemistry, recently published two studies shedding more light on coenzyme Q and how it's made, one in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science in October and another today in Molecular Cell.

The story of a bizarre deep-sea bone worm takes an unexpected twist
Marine biologist Greg Rouse at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and his colleagues have discovered a new species of bizarre deep-sea worms that feast on the bones of dead animals.

Is that Ginkgo biloba supplement really what you think it is?
Dr. Damon Little, Associate Curator of Bioinformatics in the Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics at The New York Botanical Garden, has just published a new study in the journal Genome investigating the use of DNA barcoding to test the authenticity of Ginkgo biloba, an herbal dietary supplement sold to consumers that is supposed to boost cognitive capacity.

WPI team develops tool to better classify tumor cells for personalized cancer treatments
A new statistical model developed by a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute may enable physicians to create personalized cancer treatments for patients based on the specific genetic mutations found in their tumors.

Water's role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows.

Low income kids eat more fruits and vegetables when they are in school
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, Ph.D. and Madeline Dalton, Ph.D. of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Hood Center for Children and Families.

Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new UCL research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality.

Herpes virus rearranges telomeres to improve viral replication
A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has found that an infection with herpes simplex virus 1 causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA that serve as protective ends to chromosomes.

Short sleep duration and sleep-related breathing problems increase obesity risk in kids
Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

UT Arlington electrical engineer named Fellow of The Optical Society
Michael Vasilyev, UT Arlington professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of The Optical Society, the highest membership distinction in the leading professional association in optics and photonics.

A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials
The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use.

High-tech CU-Boulder hardware to support experiments launching to space station
The University of Colorado Boulder will fly state-of-the-art hardware on the commercial SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launching to the International Space Station Dec.

Geospatial study identifies hotspots in deaths from HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts
A new retrospective study by epidemiologists at Tufts finds significant geographic disparities in HIV and hepatitis C related mortality in Massachusetts from 2002-2011.

Rapid bird evolution after the age of dinosaurs unprecedented, study confirms
University of Sydney's Associate Professor Simon Ho contributed his expertise on evolutionary timescales to the international scientific effort to better undertsand bird evolution.

Why are magazines in practice waiting rooms mainly old?
Ever wondered why general practice waiting rooms contain mainly old magazines?

Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke
Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

College students believe hookah safer alternative to cigarette smoking
Despite emerging evidence otherwise, many college students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes, reports a University of South Florida College of Public Health study published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists define important gene interaction that drives aggressive brain cancer
Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other substances are designed to interfere with genes or molecules that control the growth and survival of cancer cells.

Drug may help prevent bone fractures in patients on dialysis
In patients on dialysis, cinacalcet reduced the rate of bone fracture by 16 percent to 29 percent, after accounting for patient characteristics and other factors.

MU scientist advances the study of eye disease and aging
Cataracts, a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, affects more than 24 million people in the United States, according to National Institutes of Health estimates.

UB research raises consciousness for dehydration concerns in diabetic patients
Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus unlikely to reach epidemic status
In three new studies in the International Journal of Infectious Disease, researchers reported on clinical outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, how long patients will shed virus during their infections, and how the Sultanate of Oman is dealing with cases that have appeared there.

Home on the range
With more and more rainforest giving way to pasture and grazing land every year, the practice of cattle ranching in the Amazon has serious implications on a global scale.

Slow rate of croc mutation revealed in major Science study
In research led by Texas Tech Uni a team of researchers from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science has sequenced three crocodilians species and revealed that their rate of evolution is approximately four times slower than birds.'

'Trojan horse' proteins used to target hard-to-reach cancers
Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally brings.

Finnish study establishes connection between gut microbiota and Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts, according to a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital.

Study supports the theory that men are idiots
The theory that men are idiots and often do stupid things is backed up by evidence in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Surgical robot adopters use more of recommended procedure for kidney cancer, reports Medical Care
Hospitals with robotic surgical systems are more likely to perform 'nephron-sparing' partial nephrectomy -- a recommended alternative to removal of the entire kidney -- in patients with kidney cancer, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care.

Can a blood biomarker predict the presence of intracranial lesions following mild traumatic brain injury?
In cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI), predicting the likelihood of a cranial lesion and determining the need for head computed tomography can be aided by measuring markers of bone injury in the blood.

Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter.

Human exposure to metal cadmium may accelerate cellular aging
A new study led by a researcher at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University looks at the metal cadmium and finds that higher human exposure can lead to significantly shorter telomeres, bits of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases of old age.

International team maps 'big bang' of bird evolution
The genomes of modern birds tell a story of how they emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else 66 million years ago.

Scientists to study causes of asthma in organisms without lungs
Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, will research the biology of human asthma by using a slime mould, an organism which has no lungs but could hold the key to new treatments.

Scientists measure speedy electrons in silicon
Attosecond lasers provide the shortest light pulses yet, allowing observation of nature's most short-lived events.

Early identification of modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline
Researchers now believe it's possible that risk factors for cognitive decline may show up long before diseases such as Alzheimer's develop.

Computer scientists at UT Austin crack code for redrawing bird family tree
A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species.

Stacking 2-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices
A team of researchers has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched -- lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs.

Chickens and turkeys 'closer to dinosaur ancestors' than other birds
New research from the University of Kent suggests that chickens and turkeys have experienced fewer gross genomic changes than other birds as they evolved from their dinosaur ancestor.

Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology
A new method that creates large-area patterns of 3-D nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as 'plasmonic metamaterials' for advanced technologies.

Many US workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes
An analysis of 124,000 responses to the American Time Use Survey shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep.

Birds find their place in the avian tree of life
An international effort involving more than 100 researchers, nine supercomputers and about 400 years of CPU time has yielded the most reliable avian tree of life yet produced, researchers report in the journal Science.

An important study for Parkinson's disease
Researchers in Montreal led by Jacques Drouin, D.Sc., uncovered a mechanism regulating dopamine levels in the brain by working on a mouse model of late onset Parkinson's disease.

How is Michigan's new Healthy Michigan Plan working? New 5-year U-M study will find out
Since its launch in April, 481,863 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Environmental monitoring web community to be launched at American Geophysical Union Meeting
An online community for do-it-yourself environmental monitoring enthusiasts will eventually help environmental scientists and planners around the globe better observe and quantify the effects of land use and climate change.

Viral 'fossils' study on birds finds fewer infections than in mammals
Professor Edward Holmes, from the University of Sydney, has contributed to research published in Science and Genome Biology by screening 48 avian genomes.

Memory lapses among highly educated may signal higher stroke risk
People with a high level of education who complain about memory lapses have a higher risk of stroke.

Birds of a feather? NSU researcher working to unlock the genome of birds
A group of international scientists and researchers, including Stephen J.

New discoveries in age-related macular degeneration revealed in industry and academia
Insilico Medicine along with scientists from Vision Genomics and Howard University shed light on AMD disease, introducing the opportunity for eventual diagnostic and treatment options.

Tooth loss in birds occurred about 116 million years ago
A question that has intrigued biologists is: Were teeth lost in the common ancestor of all living birds or convergently in two or more independent lineages of birds?

Timing of test, surgery, insurance examined in sleep-disordered-breathing cases
Children with public insurance waited longer after initial evaluation for sleep-disordered breathing to undergo polysomnography (PSG, the gold standard diagnostic test) and also waited longer after PSG to have surgery to treat the condition with adenotonsillectomy compared with children who were privately insured, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Nobel Prize researcher credits early ONR support
Two decades ago, the Office of Naval Research helped Dr.

Affluence, not political complexity, explains the rise of moralizing world religions
The ascetic and moralizing movements that spawned the world's major religious traditions -- Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity -- all arose around the same time in three different regions, and researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Dec.

Air Force Scientific Research Office funds Virginia Tech materials studies
The ability to control light in different scenarios has a variety of applications, such as creating all-optical computers that theoretically could be more efficient than electronic devices.

How birds get by without external ears
Unlike mammals, birds have no external ears. The outer ears have an important function: They help the animal identify sounds coming from different elevations.

How fast you age depends on your parents
In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds.

Scientists reveal new family tree for birds, clear back to dinosaur parents
A large international group of scientists, including an Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist, is publishing this week the results of a first-ever look at the genome of dozens of common birds.

Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech
A massive international effort to sequence and compare the entire genomes of 48 species of birds, representing every major order of the bird family tree, reveals that vocal learning evolved twice or maybe three times among songbirds, parrots and hummingbirds.

MD Anderson applauds FDA approval of HPV vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new vaccine that targets five additional strains of human papilloma virus fortifies a proven cancer-prevention weapon, according to Ronald A.

Three San Antonio studies target androgen in breast cancer
Three studies presented by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014 demonstrate the effects of blocking androgen receptors in breast cancer.

Energy efficient homes linked to asthma
The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research.

Unleash your inner scientist: A formula for success
A new book aims to make science less mysterious and intimidating by showing that many of the things non-scientists do for fun and relaxation use the same mental processes scientists employ when making major discoveries.

Critical care researcher, Dr. Arthur Slutsky, named CIHR Health Researcher of the Year
Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, vice-president of Research at St. Michael's Hospital, was named Canada's 2014 Health Researcher of the Year by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for his outstanding efforts to improve critical care practices and advance pulmonary medicine.

New insights into the origins of agriculture could help shape the future of food
Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.

Getting antibodies into shape to fight cancer
Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that the precise shape of an antibody makes a big difference to how it can stimulate the body's immune system to fight cancer, paving the way for much more effective treatments.

Genomic analysis, key to understanding bird evolution
This international project resolves some of the mysteries surrounding bird evolution.

A key human gene modifies the immune response to flu vaccine
How much protection the annual flu shot provides depends on how well the vaccine (which is designed based on a 'best guess' for next season's flu strain) matches the actually circulating virus.

Cause of malaria drug resistance in SE Asia identified
Malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene in the disease-causing parasite, a Columbia-led study has found.

Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations
An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made.

Science reveals LA LGBT Center breakthrough in persuading voters, reducing prejudice
It's possible to lastingly persuade conservative voters to support a controversial issue like marriage for same-sex couples -- and at a greatly accelerated rate compared to their neighbors -- according to groundbreaking data published in this week's issue of the peer-reviewed journal Science.

Rates of intracerebral haemorrhage in Australia appear to be falling
A large retrospective, observational study of hospital admissions and death registrations data has shown that both the overall incidence and mortality rates of intracerebral hemorrhage are falling in Australia.

Latest research by NTU discovers reasons for malaria's drug resistance
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University have discovered exactly how the malaria parasite is developing resistance towards the most important front-line drugs used to treat the disease.

Left wing 'armchair socialists' more physically active than political centrists
Left wing 'armchair socialists' are more physically active than people whose beliefs straddle the center of the political spectrum, suggesting that the term 'armchair socialist' is a bit of a misnomer, reveals research published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Study sheds new light on relationship between personality and health
Researchers have found new evidence that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing, supporting long-observed associations between aspects of human character, physical health and longevity.
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