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October 1, 2016

CDC Urging Men at Risk of Zika to Postpone Fatherhood

Sep. 30, 2016 — CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available data, primarily extending the ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC's Brock Commons student residence -- the world's tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet) -- four ... read more

Noncoding Mutations Disrupt Cooperative Function of 'Gene Families' in Rare Genetic Disorder

Sep. 30, 2016 — Scientists say they are one step closer to understanding the genetic mechanism of a rare, complex, multiple-gene disorder called Hirschsprung’s disease. Their results suggest that many patients ... read more

Registry Data Used to Examine Oral Anticoagulant Therapy, Appropriate Use

Sep. 30, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for research published throughout 2016, including a study examining if atrial fibrillation ... read more

Lake Brownification, Eutrophication Decrease the Content of Essential Fatty Acids in Fish Used in Human Diets

Sep. 30, 2016 — Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes ... read more

Advancing Non-Animal Testing Methods: First Set of Novel Knowledge Tools Published

Sep. 30, 2016 — An adverse outcome pathway, or AOP, is a highly structured way of describing a toxicological process which can lead to an adverse health effect in humans or wildlife, caused by an unsafe exposure to ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft shortly before its controlled impact into the comet's surface on Sept. 30, ... read more

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Review of Studies Finds

Sep. 30, 2016 — Genetically engineered crops are no different from conventional crops in terms of their risks to human health and the environment, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Faces are as unique as fingerprints and can reveal a great deal of information about our health, personalities, age, and feelings. Researchers recently discovered adolescents begin to view faces ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. They found that the athletes' weight held steady for over ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Different genes are involved during the adaptation of a domestic animal to life in the wild than when a wild animal becomes domesticated, concludes a new study. The results increase our understanding ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. Researchers researchers have devised two universal vaccines; a ... read more

Why Aren't Some Dogs Walked Regularly?

Sep. 30, 2016 — A new study has examined why some people feel motivated to walk their dogs regularly and others ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex ... read more

Adaptation to Food Deprivation as a Clue for Treating Metabolic Diseases

Sep. 30, 2016 — When people are deprived of food, a number of biological mechanisms are set in motion to adapt the body’s metabolism to the conditions of scarcity. One of these processes has been revealed by a ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Potentially extremely dangerous realistic rogue waves - also called as freak waves - can now be controlled and generated at will in laboratory environments, in similar conditions as they appear in ... read more

New Genetic Variations Discovered

Sep. 30, 2016 — New research identifies 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases. The study shows how large scale genomic datasets can be used to help identify potential novel ... read more

Yours or Mine? How We Handle Objects Depends on Who Owns Them

Sep. 29, 2016 — From scissors and staplers to car keys and cell phones, we pass objects to other people every day. We often try to pass the objects so that the handle or other useful feature is facing the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that ... read more

Upswing in Prescription Opioid Use Disorder and Heroin Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Sep. 29, 2016 — From 2002 to 2014, there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder among young adults using prescription opioids for non medical purposes, new research has ... read more

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