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Key to fecal transplants could revolve around ‘recipe and preparation’

Fecal transplants are slowly becoming a more effective, and more palatable option for various gut disorders, such as IBS or ...
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Personality research: A bright spot in the midst of psychology’s ‘replication crisis’

While psychology has been mired in a “replication crisis” recently – based on the failure of contemporary researchers to recreate ...
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Gene drives reach their next frontier: Mammals

Tiny snippets of engineered DNA, gene drives are nuclear-grade powerhouses that utterly destroy the rules of inheritance. Rather than the classic ...
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Is love a mystery of the heart? Or hard-wired in our genes?

Scientists have identified a number of genetic markers that 'code' humans for attraction--genes for intelligence, subtle human body odors, height ...
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How AI ‘learned’ to predict a person’s age by analyzing gut bacteria

The plethora of bacteria and other tiny organisms that live in your gut, often referred to as the gut microbiome, don’t ...
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Destructive diets: Are we eating Earth’s large animals to extinction?

In new research published [February 6] in the journal Conservation Letters, scientists surveyed the populations of nearly 300 species of megafauna ...
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6 things we don’t understand about psychopaths

Journalists and fiction writers and even psychologists and criminologists have gone to great lengths to both mystify and make monsters out of ...
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Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer boosts cancer risk? New analysis challenges scientific consensus on glyphosate

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have published a new scientific analysis of glyphosate (PDF), the active ingredient in Monsanto’s ...
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‘Google of sorts’: DNA database harnesses power of genome sequences

In 2015, scientists discovered a pig in China that would set off a frantic, worldwide search. The pig carried bacteria ...
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Ouch! Why is pain so much worse for some of us?

Exploring how pain differs from person to person ...
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Another 2-year GMO corn and Roundup study finds no evidence of increased cancer, again repudiating Séralini’s retracted 2012 study

In 2012, a controversial study on the long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and the glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified (GM) maize ...
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Genetics and race: How do we have this awkward conversation?

Discussing inter-group divergence is largely taboo. So do we just ignore the deluge of data? ...
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Searching for a link between skin problems and mental health

While some studies have shown a link between isotretinoin use and suicidal thoughts and depression, it’s not clear whether those mental health effects are ...
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Viewpoint: Gene drive technology could eliminate malaria. But we must get it right, first

People don’t give people malaria: The 460 species of mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles do, and researchers are taking aim at them ...
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Cancer-linked obesity soaring among millennials in the United States

Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ...
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Is breakfast really important for weight loss? New study says no

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out [January 30] ...
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Viewpoint: Bernie Sanders’ views on alternative medicine and GMOs highlight troubling embrace of pseudoscience

At 76 years old many assumed that 2016 would be the last time Bernie Sanders would run for office. The ...
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Why Silicon Valley’s food-depriving ‘productivity hacks’ could be dangerous

Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, doesn’t eat for 22 hours of the day, and sometimes not at all. Over the weekend ...
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Examining the link between autism and gender noncomformity

Traits associated with autism and gender variance co-occur even among typical children, a new study suggests. The finding may ease ...
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Regenerating tissues and limbs: What we can learn from the the amazing axolotl salamander’s genome

Saving the salamander that Nature called “biology’s beloved amphibian” takes on a special significance given the animal’s remarkable traits. Axolotls are neotenic, ...
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Using CRISPR to fight antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

The superbugs are winning the antibiotics wars. CRISPR could turn the tide ...
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Precision medicine for dogs? Silicon Valley startup wants to make it happen

When pet dogs are diagnosed with cancer, they typically get surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation — that is, of course, if ...
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AAAS fumble? Prestigious scientists’ organization endorses ‘data-less’ study suggesting links between glyphosate and kidney disease in Sri Lanka

I humbly ask this question.  What am I missing? I just read the press release from the AAAS about the 2019 Scientific ...
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How long can bacteria live? 500-year experiment could provide answers

In the year 2514, some future scientist will arrive at the University of Edinburgh (assuming the university still exists), open ...
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Some of us may have ‘divine healing’ poop for treatment of gut disorders

Scientists often seem to be on a quest for sacred chalices or sterling ammo. But a group of microbiologists has ...
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Could ‘aggressively’ attacking high blood pressure prevent cognitive decline?

Some five million Americans live with dementia, most often Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s almost certain that as the general population ...
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Autism, attention deficit disorder share ‘significant’ genetic links, sibling study shows

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, ...
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How climate change could skew the gender ratio

Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, ...