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Google To Define Perfect Human Health By Analyzing Medical Records And DNA

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:40

Google is searching to define optimum human health for the individual by analyzing the genomes and medical records of hundreds, and then thousands, of study participants.

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Being Nice To Women Probably Won't Get You More Dates

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:46

Study suggests that although men view niceness as a clearly attractive trait in potential partners, women are more cautious around overly friendly strangers.

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Scientists Still Can't Figure Out What Causes Brain Tumors

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:28

With 700,000 Americans currently living with brain tumors, researchers at the American Brain Tumor Association's annual conference share their findings on possible causes of the condition.

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Study Shows Just How Long The Damage Of Pesticides Can Last In Our DNA

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:54

A recent study from Washington State University has found that the health risk from pesticide exposure can stay in your DNA and be passed on to your offspring for up to three generations.

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New Biomaterial Promotes Healing For Surgical Implants

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:19

A smarter biomaterial that acts as a natural antioxidant could pave the way for minimal scarring after surgery.

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Scientists Are Making Cancer Testing In Chemicals Even Smarter

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:14

Determining the cancer risk of long-term exposure to most chemicals is as easy as determining their short-term effects.

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Less Than 10% Of Our DNA Serves A Purpose

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:27

Geneticists discovered that just 8.2 percent of our DNA is "functional," and within that small portion, some perform more significant tasks.

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Scientists Predict Personality Trait Using The DNA In Spit

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00

Scientists can read the genetic source of "choice bias," a phenomenon that manifests as a personality quirk. What's next?

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The Mystery Virus That (Probably) Lives In Your Gut

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:17

An ancient virus, newly discovered, resides in the guts of half the population. Researchers say it could offer promising leads in the battle against obesity and diabetes.

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Abuse Alters Kids' Genes For The Worse

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:00

Abused or neglected children are affected as deep down as their own DNA, which becomes altered, thus leading to behavioral and psychological changes.

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The Science Behind The Dreaded Ice Cream Headache [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:22

Brain freezes are a natural hazard of life. Here's why we get them.

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This Remarkable 17-Year-Old Might Be On His Way To Curing Cancer [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:21

Teenage scientist Thomas Hunt is working on a project that aims to find an alternative to chemotherapy in stopping cancer.

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The Boy Who Finally Found A Soundtrack

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:00

Two-year-old Alex Frederick needed two auditory brainstem implant surgeries but is currently doing well and able to hear.

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Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:46

Researchers have identified genes responsible for the age at which a young girl reaches sexual maturation — genes they also believe may be linked to pre-disposition for various health conditions such as breast cancer.

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Dog Jealousy: What Canine Emotions Say About Our Own

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:00

Dogs get jealous when you pay more attention to other dogs, suggesting the emotion is more primitive than some psychologists thought.

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