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Lionfish Moving into the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean Lionfish Moving into the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean

A deep-sea expedition last month found that Atlantic Ocean lionfish are moving into the Atlantic coast in large numbers. Even more disturbing for researchers was the fact that the lionfish found during the expedition were large, meaning they can more …

Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for …

Birds Open Locks, Study Observes Birds Open Locks, Study Observes
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In a study designed to learn more about the brains of birds, and possibly all brains, scientists have discovered that cockatoos can open locks. Author of the study, Alex Kacelnik, professor of zoology at Oxford University, told ABC News that …

Vaccinations in Children Protect the Elderly, Shows Study Vaccinations in Children Protect the Elderly, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that vaccines given to children to prevent blood and ear infections are reducing the spread of pneumonia to older, at-risk adults. In fact, Vanderbilt University researchers …

U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The …

New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia this week announced that a new anti-cancer compound shows promise in treating a common type of breast cancer. The compounds, known as BH3-mimetics, have been shown to be effective …

Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study

Everyone knows that exercise is good for human health, but a new study has shown that it can actually alter DNA expression in our bodies. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, looked at fat cells in the bodies …

Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study
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Reddit is huge. Need proof? How about a recent Pew study that said 6 percent of all online American adults use the site. The study, which was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, is …

Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. …

Being a Night Owl Could Lead to Weight Gain, Shows Study Being a Night Owl Could Lead to Weight Gain, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Sleep has linked late nights and less sleep with a susceptibility for weight gain. The study, conducted by researchers at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that patients …

Antibacterial Soap Could Harm Babies, Shows Study Antibacterial Soap Could Harm Babies, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Endocrine Reviews has shown that exposure to certain antibacterial soaps could harm nursing babies. The study, performed by researchers at the University of Tennessee, showed that the survival rates of nursing baby rats …

New Drug Could Help Fight Type 1 Diabetes New Drug Could Help Fight Type 1 Diabetes
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A clinical trial of a new vaccine may have found a new method to combat type 1 diabetes. A team of researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center conducted the trial, which found that the “DNA reverse vaccine” reduced levels …

Crohn’s Disease Linked to Common Virus Crohn’s Disease Linked to Common Virus

Researchers in Sweden have tentatively linked Crohn’s disease to an enterovirus that is commonly found in the intestines. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause chronic diarrhea and stomach pain. The cause of the disease …

Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks, Shows Study Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks, Shows Study

A new study has found that being fit as a teenager could be linked to a reduced risk of suicide as an adult. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg looked at a study of over 1.1 million Swedish men born …

Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study
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A new study published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found no link betweek vaccinations and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, leading to weak hands and …

Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Shows 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 …

Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study 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 …

Oldest Tumor Found in Neanderthal Bones Oldest Tumor Found in Neanderthal Bones
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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 …

Soda Meth Study Reveals Bad News For Your Teeth Soda Meth Study Reveals Bad News For Your Teeth
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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 …

New Salt Study: Low Salt Intake Not Supported New Salt Study: Low Salt Intake Not Supported
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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 …