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five fingers

Scientists newly discover how we have five fingers

The fin-to-limb transition represents one of the major innovations in evolution. It is associated with the change from aquatic to terrestrial life. The transition also...
baby

Creating a baby with three genetic parents: is it ethical?

Recently scientists reported that the first baby has been born from a controversial technique, which combines genes from three parents: the dad, the mom,...
endurance training

Endurance training can change the expressions of genes, says study

Endurance training, such as 800 meters running, 400 meters swimming, and road cycling, is quite beneficial to health and wellbeing. It can increase energy for...
Great white sharks

Great white sharks and tuna share common genes to become fast swimmers and predators

White sharks and tuna seem to be two very different types of fish. White sharks, or mackerel sharks, are large, fast-swimming sharks found in oceans...
pterosaur

Scientists discover a Jurassic pterosaur in South America

Scientists from Argentina, UK, and Germany recently find a new species of pterosaurs from Patagonia region of South America. Pterosaurs are flying reptiles existing from...
stop smoking

Smoking has long-term impacts on DNA, says study

It is known that smoking harms the body in various ways. It can cause lung disease by damaging the airways and the small air...
Bee and plant

Virus-infected plants can attract more bees and have better reproduction

Virus infection usually makes a plant sick and inhibits its growth. Nevertheless, virus infection may also offer a surprising boost for reproduction. Scientists newly find...
eye

Scientists discover a new type of eye movement in human

It is known that saccades and blinks are two main eye movements in human. Saccade is a rapid movement of both eyes between fixation...
Breast milk sugar

Breast milk sugar helps protect babies from Group B strep infection

Group B strep (GBS) are bacteria found normally in vagina, intestine and rectal area in about 33% of healthy pregnant women. Most pregnant women...
Gene

Gene plays the primary role in BMI and obesity transmission

Obesity, which means too much body fat, is a serious health issue. Being obese can increase the risk of many diseases. The World Health Organization...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...