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Facial deformity in royal dynasty was linked to inbreeding, scientists confirm
The 'Habsburg jaw,' a facial condition of the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, can be attributed to inbreeding, according to new results published in the Annals of Human Biology.
Chronic opioid treatment may increase PTSD risk
Long-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in mice, according to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology.
Study identifies brain networks that play crucial role in suicide risk
An international team of researchers has identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about -- or attempt -- suicide.
Antarctic ice sheets could be at greater risk of melting than previously thought
Antarctica is the largest reservoir of ice on Earth -- but new research by the University of South Australia suggests it could be at greater risk of melting than previously thought.
Dialogue between locals, scientists and governments tackles climate change
The indigenous people of northern regions often perceive environmental conditions quite differently from scientists.
Researchers develop 'clever drugs for slimy bugs' in fight against staph infections
Bacterial biofilms that develop around golden staph infections make treatment difficult and prolonged, but QUT researchers have shown in laboratory work that the hybrid antibiotics they have developed can destroy staph biofilms.
Analyzing seismic patterns to forecast the magnitude of the largest earthquake aftershocks
Earthquakes can have devastating impacts on communities all around the world.

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