- Increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption: new gene variant identified
- Male Vagina and Female Penis - Insects of Brazilian Caves with Reverse Sex
- Older women with gumption score high on compassion
- Survival hope for melanoma patients thanks to new vaccine
- Osteoporosis Risk Heightened Among Sleep Apnea Patients
- Potential therapy for Fragile X syndrome suggested by studies on fruit flies
- Neural cooperation essential for resetting circadian rhythms
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 07:09 AM PDT
A new gene variant present in about one third of people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer associated with eating processed meat. The study of over 9000 colorectal cancer patients compared with over 9000 control subjects suggests that a genetic variant called rs4143094 is significantly associated with processed meat consumption. These are the main findings of a study published on 17th April 2014 in the journal PLoS Genetics. The study is from a multinational team of collaborating laboratories.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 04:04 PM PDT
A sea slug discards its penis after copulation, the fish, Phallostethus cuulong, has its penis sprouting from its head. However in some insects from Brazilian caves, females are equipped with the penis and vagina in the males, according to a new study.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 02:57 PM PDT
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 09:29 AM PDT
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that a new trial vaccine offers the most promising treatment to date for melanoma that has spread, with increased patient survival rates and improved ability to stop or reverse the cancer.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 09:24 AM PDT
A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 08:24 AM PDT
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental retardation, caused by loss of function of the gene for a protein called fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). A new study in the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) indicates that the normal function of this protein is to bind directly to the ribosomes, which are the structures in the cell on which proteins are synthesised, and selectively inhibit translation of proteins.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 08:16 AM PDT
Circadian behavioural responses to light input in fruit flies (Drosophila) depends on two groups of neurons, called the morning and evening oscillators ‘talking’ to each other. Previously it had been thought that these groups of neurons worked autonomously in scheduling peaks of activity at dawn and dusk, but a new study proves that they cooperate. The study published in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on April 17th comes from researchers in the University of Massachusetts.
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