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Do rising carbon dioxide levels dampen our ability to think and make decisions?

As the 21st century progresses, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations will cause urban and indoor levels of the gas ...
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Why do people trust ‘gut instinct’ even when it’s not the smart choice?

When faced with a decision, people may know which choice gives them the best chance of success, but still take ...
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‘Not alone’: 3 different human ancestors may have lived together in South Africa 2 million years ago

An international team, including Arizona State University researcher Gary Schwartz, have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the ...
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Puzzling over the mysteries of human pregnancy: Why is labor so long and dangerous?

From an evolutionary perspective, human pregnancy is quite strange, says University at Buffalo biologist Vincent Lynch. "For example, we don't ...
16 genetic markers that could shorten your lifespan

16 genetic markers that could shorten your lifespan

Why do some of us live longer than others? While the environment in which we live...plays the biggest part, about ...
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Puberty timing linked to genes associated with risk for breast, ovarian, prostate cancers decades later

The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated ...
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Drug addiction may be fueled by genetics, not just poor judgment

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine, adding ...
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High-risk breast cancer linked to dormant stem cells that awaken during pregnancy

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have...discovered [a new type of] stem cells, which responds to the 'ovarian hormones' progesterone ...
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Viruses in our genome may have influenced brain development, neurological diseases

Over millions of years, retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per ...
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Cancer thrives by outwitting cell’s normal self-destruct mechanism

Healthy cells are programmed to self-destruct if there are mistakes in their genes that can't be fixed, but cancer cells ...
Premature babies show signs of abnormal brain activity before birth

Premature babies show signs of abnormal brain activity before birth

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a ...
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More than skin deep: Discrimination can influence how genes express themselves and negatively impact health

It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than ...
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Harmful gene mutations may have kept us alive in untamed wilderness

[C]ould a genetic mutation...that puts populations at risk for illnesses in one environmental setting manifest itself in positive ways in ...
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New, more efficient method for using CRISPR to genetically edit flowering plants

A pair of plant biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University, has reported in the journal Plant ...
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Disease-carrying mutations target of mega-sized human genome data crunchers

[R]esearchers at Columbia and Princeton universities describe a new machine-learning algorithm for scanning massive genetic data sets to infer an ...

‘Chimeric RNA’ reveals mistaken assumptions about cancer genes

Hui Li, PhD, of the Department of Pathology and the UVA Cancer Center, is a pioneer in a small but ...

Scientist create first map of gene interactions in cells

University of Toronto | 
Researchers at the University of Toronto...have created the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell ...

Can silencing of gene for ‘love hormone’ reduce sociability?

University of Georgia | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of researchers ...
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Newly discovered stem cell pathway in plants could be manipulated to increase crop yields

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Biologists at Cold Spring ...

Gene therapy shows promising results in leukemia patients

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Twenty-seven of 29 patients ...

Varroa mite parasite, viruses linked more closely to honey bee health, multi-year survey finds

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Honey bee colonies in ...

For first time, researchers find genes that explain differences in how we each experience happiness

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For the first time ...

Antibiotic resistance continuing to rise in Chinese and American livestock

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Around the world, antibiotic ...

Future of citrus: Purple limes, blood oranges from warmer climes

Kimberly Moore Wilmoth | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. University of Florida horticulture ...

What would world’s animal populations look like without humans?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a world without ...

Eating your veggies may be good for your health, not for the planet

Shilo Rea | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Contrary to recent headlines ...

Examining the science behind male/female brain distinction

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Lise Eliot, PhD, associate ...

Farmers growing fewer types of crops, increasing climate change and pest challenges

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. U.S. farmers are growing ...