All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Study’

Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal BMC Genomics has found that famous albino gorilla Snowflake’s white hair was caused by inbreeding. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain have sequenced Snowflake’s genome and found that is albinism was caused by a mutation of the SLC45A2 gene. The same gene is …

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Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that the aggression so commonly seen among siblings can negatively impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) looked at sibling aggression data from the UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center’s National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which samples …

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Oldest Tumor Found in Neanderthal Bones

The oldest human tumor ever dated has now been found in the bones of a neanderthal. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have published a new study in the journal PLOS ONE stating that the tumor was a form of fibrous dysplasia, which takes the place of a bone’s inner material. The tumor, which was found in the rib of …

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Soda Meth Study Reveals Bad News For Your Teeth

Soda may be as damaging to your teeth as meth or crack in the long run, according to a recently released study. The study claims that the damage done by high soda consumption combined with a lack of proper dental hygiene can do damage that is substantially similar to “meth mouth.” (Do yourself a favor and do not do a …

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New Salt Study: Low Salt Intake Not Supported

A new report from the Institute of Medicine shows that, while high levels of sodium intake should be lowered, too little sodium intake could also be harmful. “These new studies support previous findings that reducing sodium from very high intake levels to moderate levels improves health,” said Brian Strom, a professor of public health and preventive medicine at the University …

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Fluoride Mystery Is Closer To Being Solved

The fluoride mystery has stumped scientists for almost 50 years. How exactly does it help stop tooth decay? Scientists may finally be onto an answer. A recent study suggests that the fluoride mystery is actually pretty simple – the mineral reduces the ability of bacteria to stick to teeth. This makes it so that the bacteria that causes cavities and …

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Autism Risk Predicted by ‘Abnormal’ Placenta, Shows Study

New research from the Yale School of Medicine shows that autism could be predicted by abnormalities in birth placenta. The study, published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that placental “folds” and trophoblast inclusions – abnormal cell growths – can be used to predict whether babies are at risk for autism. Researchers looked at 117 placentas from infants …

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Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study

A new study shows that the current debate about online privacy may wane as those who grew up online begin to take over. The survey, conducted at the University of Southern Calfornia (USC), shows that members of the Millennial generation hold very different conceptions of privacy compared to their parents and grandparents. Millennials, defined as those aged 18-34, were found …

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HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial, Vaccinations Stopped

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that a clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine has been halted, following a report from a safety monitoring board. The independent data and safety monitoring board found during an interim review that the vaccine does not prevent HIV and does not reduce viral loads in people who have HIV. According …

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Binge Eating, Weight Reduced Using Brain Stimulation on Mice

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have found the next big trend in weight loss: deep brain stimulation (DBS). A new study has found that DBS in a specific brain region in mice can activate a dopamine type-2 receptor. The process was shown to reduce both the caloric intake and weight of obese mice. The study has been published …

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Diet, Exercise Best When Started Together, Shows Study

Though it is generally well-known that diet and exercise are the most fool-proof ways to stay healthy, many people looking to get healthy will start with either one or the other. Easing into a healthy lifestyle can be easier than jumping in all at once. However, a new study has shown that changing diet and exercise habits at the same …

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Kids Had A Hard Time Buying M-Rated Video Games In 2012 [Study]

In 2011, the Supreme Court smacked down a proposed California law that would have fined retailers that sold M-rated games to children. Before that ruling, other states had tried to pass similar laws. Even after the Supreme Court ruling, other states are still trying to pass video game-related legislation. A semi-annual study suggests such legislation isn’t needed. Since 2000, the …

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