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This native California plant may offer hope for Alzheimer’s treatment

This native California plant may offer hope for Alzheimer’s treatment

In a new study, researchers found an anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub called Yerba santa may help develop a treatment for Alzheimer's...
Leopard geckos can make new brain cells

Leopard geckos can make new brain cells

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Guelph discover the type of stem cell allowing geckos to create new brain cells. The finding...
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Nicotine can suppress body weight gain: new evidence from rat research

It is known that smoking is easy to start but hard to quit. One reason is that some smokers believe nicotine can suppress body...
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...

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...
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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...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
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...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...