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1 min ago | RedOrbit

Human's Primate Cousins Also Pass Intelligence...

Previous studies have shown that genetic factors for intelligence can be passed on in humans, but a new study shows that inherited intelligence also extends to our primate cousins - namely chimpanzees .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Emory University

4 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Mississippi girl thought cured of HIV shows signs of infection

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Back Pain, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

8 hrs ago | Science Daily

New compound treats both blindness, diabetes in animal studies

A chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes has been developed by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, UC San Francisco, University of Washington, California

12 hrs ago | Science Daily

Food imagery ideal for teaching doctors -- but they must have strong stomachs

From 'beer belly' to 'port wine stain,' food imagery has a long history of being used in medicine to identify the diagnostic features of a wide range of conditions and ailments, says a pathologist.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Drinking less 'aids healthy heart'

The authors of the study, published in The British Medical Journal, challenged previous research which has suggested that light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol could actually have a protective effect for the heart.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Heart Disease, Health

Cosmetics Design

Genetics' effect on skin aging is limited, finds Olay

Olay has conducted a study into whether cosmetics products can overcome your genetic make-up, by using pairs of identical twins to trial their ProX range.

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Related Topix: Medicine

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

HIV particles invade a human immune cell. When HIV is transmitted through sex, only the strongest versions of the virus establish long-term infection.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Human Sexuality, Medicine

Stars and Stripes

Tricare to restore coverage for up to 40 genetic lab tests

The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical "demonstrations," will restore Tricare coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care.

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Related Topix: January, Healthcare Law, Law

Science Blog

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

It's just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Florida, West Nile Virus, Health, Malaria, Gainesville, FL, Entomology, Science

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Math Nerd or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.

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Related Topix: Kings College, Standardized Testing, Education, Medicine

Daily Echo

Fundraising day after brave little Leon loses fight against rare disease

A HEARTBROKEN community has rallied together in grief after a brave little boy lost his fight against a rare disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Newswise

Rutgers' Human Genetics Institute Lab Expands Into Clinical Testing

RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a unit of Rutgers' Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, has taken a major step toward expanding its focus from conducting and supporting genomic research, where it's become a recognized global leader, to the rapidly growing field of clinical genomics.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Rutgers University, Biology, Science, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Piscataway, NJ

Science Daily

Will genomics soon explain the human brain gain?

Three geneticists at the forefront of human evolutionary genomics assess the changing state of the field and how we are moving closer to understanding the evolution of the human brain.

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Related Topix: Biochemistry, Biology, Science, California

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Indian Express

Sunshine vitamin D boosts survival chances in bowel cancer

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to a research.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin D

Bioscience Technology

No Extra Mutations in Modified Stem Cells, Study Finds

The ability to switch out one gene for another in a line of living stem cells has only crossed from science fiction to reality within this decade.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine

Mental Help Net

Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism

A genetic mutation that increases the risk for a certain form of autism and causes specific physical traits and symptoms has been identified by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Washington

ScienceBlogs

New Inroads Against Disease and Death [Page 3.14]

Disease control has made incredible strides in the last century, as interventions like vaccines and antibiotics have averted untold suffering.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health

Science Blog

Extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.

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Related Topix: National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Science Daily

Variations in key gene predict cancer patients' risk for radiation-induced toxicity

Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Mount Sinai, NY, Prostate Cancer, Health, Oncology

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Reuters

Exclusive: Roosters' fertility problem hits U.S. chicken supply, lifts prices

The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sanderson Farms, Food, Agriculture, Science

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