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The secrets of longevity

After numerous studies, it appears that scientists are beginning to unravel some of the secrets of aging. Genes certainly play a role in longevity, but it's been determined that only 35 percent of those living ...

Feb 12, 2015
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Mum and Dad's genes battle over baby's body shape

Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry have uncovered how genes inherited from your mother and father have opposite effects on growth during early life, the outcome of which can influence ...

Feb 10, 2015
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More Americans dying from hypothermia, CDC says

(HealthDay)—More people are dying from hypothermia in the United States, a new government report shows, raising fresh worries for a nation that has been pounded by a steady succession of winter storms this ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Alzheimer amyloid clumps found in young adult brains

Amyloid—an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease—starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, ...

A gene for brain size only found in humans

About 99 percent of human genes are shared with chimpanzees. Only the small remainder sets us apart. However, we have one important difference: The brain of humans is three times as big as the chimpanzee ...

Thinking of God makes people bigger risk-takers

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings sugges ...