IARC’s cancer classification could axe use of glyphosate in Colombian war on drugs

The new labeling of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for ...

Academics Review gives UN agency ‘F’ for evaluation of glyphosate

The International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph evaluation of certain insecticides and herbicides earns an F grade for failure ...
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German agency says IARC glyphosate decision based on poor evidence

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) commented as rapporteur for the active ingredient glyphosate as part of the ...

UN research groups concludes weedkiller glyphosate ‘probably’ causes cancer

Roundup, the world’s most widely used weedkiller, “probably” causes cancer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The International Agency ...

Monsanto defends glyphosate: Rigorous independent studies underscore safe use

Monsanto created and held the patent on glyphosate until recent years. Read full, original article: Monsanto Disagrees with IARC Classification for Glyphosate ...
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Anti-GMO activist groups twist science, claiming glyphosate infects drinking water, threatens babies

This blog is a critical demonstration between what good science says, and how the anti-GM activists twist meanings beyond what ...

Henry Miller: UN glyphosate finding glosses over data to support ideological conclusion

For the first time since 1991, the focus of this International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) review was on ...
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Autism: No, it’s not caused by glyphosate or circumcision, but is likely in our genes

Vaccines, glyphosate herbicide, chemtrails and even circumcision have been blamed for the increase in autism cases over the years. But ...

‘Great Indoors’: Your home is a jungle of tiny animal lodgers

When humans began building shelters about 20,000 years ago, we unrolled a welcome mat for other species. Over the past ...

Alzheimer’s drug slows cognitive decline, set for further trials

The search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been riddled with failures, but a promising new drug could ...

We need to rethink how we think about death

There’s an ugliness to death that Paul Bennett - chief creative officer at Ideo, the global design firm that’s renowned for its ...

Why do we need sleep?

If you’re lucky, you’ll spend a third of your life asleep. “That’s pretty incredible if you think about it, because when we’re ...

Why do so many Americans fear Ebola, but reject vaccines?

Sitting and talking about the 10,000 people so-far killed by Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, it's easy to feel ...

US ‘Wild West’ of fertility industry

The Utah Legislature has taken a step into territory where state lawmakers rarely tread. It passed a law giving children conceived ...

Genetics of why listening to music feels so good

That song you can't get out of your head might be doing something more than prompting you to hum the ...
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GMO-Luddite debate: Are anti-technology “progressives” promoting poverty or preserving traditions?

Of the top emerging technologies predicted to flourish in 2015, two have an immediate impact on GMOs and the genetics ...
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GMO wine? Scientists developing hangover free nutritionally-enhanced vino

Imagine wine, only better for you and without the hangover the next day. Researchers from the University of Illinois are ...

Gene-based tools dramatically improving food safety

Today, the risk is stark: Forty-eight million Americans—one out of every six people—suffer from a foodborne illness every year, according ...

Aspirin may protect some against colorectal cancer

The link between taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, and colorectal cancer prevention is well established, but the mechanisms ...

Is free will an illusion? Genes may determine more than you think

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most ...
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DNA testing fetus leads moms to their own cancer diagnoses

Moms undergoing genetic testing for fetal health sometimes learn they have cancer. Advances in fetal DNA testing are paving the ...
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Death of British journalist after eating organic peanuts highlights absurdity of GMO safety scare

The tragic death of a British journalist in Uganda who died of a toxic reaction to an organic groundnut underscores ...

Anti-organics researcher foodies love: Brian Wansink explains how to ‘trick’ ourselves into eating healthier

Brian Wansink, a Cornell food psychologist runs Cornell's Food and Brand Lab, devoted to studying how our physical surroundings—everything from supermarket ...
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Breast-feeding may boost intelligence, lifetime success

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study suggests. The study followed ...

Do out-of-pocket genetic tests work against health care system?

Health insurance companies usually cover certain genetic testing as part of treatment (though they often pay little, if anything, for ...

Protein illuminates gene expression, may explain how tumors form

Scientists at York University in Toronto report that they discovered how living beings can keep gene expression in check. They ...

Head trauma linked to severe neurological problems for professional football players

The types of brain damage that can occur as a result of being a professional football player have received increased ...

Autism, schizophrenia may have similar origins in brain

A new understanding of the brain's cerebellum could lead to new treatments for people with problems caused by some strokes, ...