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Copper helped ancient animals thrive on Earth

Copper helped ancient animals thrive on Earth

In a new study, researchers found 700 million years ago, copper was as important as oxygen in helping the earliest animals live and spread. The...
Ancient DNA shows no human population is pure

Ancient DNA shows no human population is pure

Recent studies have shown that examining ancient DNA could provide important insights into human history. In recent research from Harvard Medical School, researchers found with...
Scientists discover why humans and animals all need to sleep

Scientists discover why humans and animals all need to sleep

In a new study, researchers found sleep could help clear out DNA damage accumulated during waking hours. Maybe that is why humans and animals spend...
Climate change shrinks many fisheries in the world, says new study

Climate change shrinks many fisheries in the world, says new study

A new study led by Rutgers University has shown that climate change can shrink many fisheries over the world. It has taken a toll on...
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...
nicotine cigarette body weight gain

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...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...