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Study: Uganda’s Ngogo Chimpanzees Have Surprisingly Long Life Expectancies
SCI-NEWS.COM A 20-year demographic study of a relatively undisturbed and exceptionally large community of eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)... 7 days
Female brain size affects the assessment of male attractiveness during mate choice
Science Magazine Mate choice decisions are central in sexual selection theory aimed to understand how sexual traits evolve and their role in evolutionary diversification. We test... 6 days
More compulsory math lessons do not encourage women to pursue STEM careers
PHYS.ORG The demand for employees in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) is particularly high, as corporations compete to attract skilled professionals in the... 2 hours
Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic trawl through the DNA of almost 100,000 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic... 2 hours
Genetic assessment developed to determine risk for age-associated Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of scientists has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, based upon genetic information. 6 days
Medical News Today: Study finds 12 genetic variants that raise the risk of ovarian cancer
MNT A large-scale study identifies 12 new genetic loci associated with a risk of ovarian cancer and confirms 18... 23 hours
NY Court Hears 'Personhood' Case for Caged Chimps
LIVE SCIENCE A New York appeals court considers whether chimpanzees are entitled to a human's legal rights. 4 days
Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has... 6 days
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypes
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Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 8 hours
Medical News Today: Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
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Chimp Funerary Rites Seen for the First Time | Video
LIVE SCIENCE For the first time, scientists have observed chimpanzees performing funerary rituals, in this case, cleaning the teeth of a corpse in Zambia. 7 days
Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there... 23 hours
New genetic disorder named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team
SCIENCE DAILY Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference... 14 hours
Scientists discover shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
MNT Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the... 8 hours
Genetic study of sea otters suggests very long history of tool use
PHYS.ORG (—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found via genetic analysis that tool use by sea otters appears to... 6 days
Facial recognition software helps diagnose rare genetic disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. This is the newest addition to the Atlas of Human Malformations... 3 days
Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers
NEWS MEDICAL ​New research suggests a novel strategy to target a genetic anomaly that occurs in half of all prostate cancers. 4 days
New genetic biomarker for colon cancer may lead to development of personalized treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute identified a new genetic biomarker for colon cancer that may lead to development of... 6 days
Researchers show shared genetic origin between ALS/MND and schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes... 4 days
NHGRI researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and their collaborators, have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose... 4 days
Proteomics unravels molecular mechanisms influenced by genetic variations
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A little nudge may provide a big boost to flu vaccination rates
SCIENCE DAILY Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination. But, a new study suggests that a simple behavioral... 14 hours
Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice
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Scientists turn mammalian cells into complex biocomputers
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[Perspective] Genes, environment, and “bad luck”
Science Magazine It is a human trait to search for explanations for catastrophic events and rule out mere “chance” or “bad luck.” When it comes to human cancer, the issue of natural causes versus bad luck was raised... 5 days
New Insights Into Side Effects Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Choose Treatments
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies distinct patterns of side effects for prostate cancer treatments that patients could use to guide their choices. 6 days
Discovery of a novel chromosome segregation mechanism during cell division
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Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation method
SCIENCE DAILY A DNA study of endangered greater prairie chickens in Illinois indicates that supplementing the dwindling population with birds from out of state did not improve genetic diversity. 6 days
How birthplace and education influence marriage choices in China
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