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Sep. 30, 2016 — Sea surface temperatures dipped dramatically during a period from 7 million to 5.4 million years ago, a time of massive global ecological change, scientists have ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Formaldehyde, a common toxicant and carcinogen recently subjected to new federal regulations, may be more dangerous than previously thought, a new study ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body's white fat become beige -- a color change that reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that ... 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

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

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

Caffeine-Based Compounds Show Promise Against Parkinson's Disease

Sep. 30, 2016 — Two caffeine-based chemical compounds have been developed that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease attacks the nervous system, causing uncontrolled ... 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

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

With Worrisome Animal Research, More Focus Needed on Effects of Cannabis on Human Development

Sep. 30, 2016 — In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers who scoured medical literature on the ... 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

Sep. 29, 2016 — After a two-year orbital tour around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft -- carrying the Alice ultraviolet spectrograph -- will end its mission on Sept. 30. Rosetta is the ... read more

Parents Cite Lack of Need as Reason for Not Getting Kids Flu Shots

Sep. 29, 2016 — Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against ... read more

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