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2013-08-07 10:25:51

Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable to poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones while developing in the womb.

Origins Of Menopause
2013-08-01 09:24:52

Compared to other primates, human women tend to live for many years after they can no longer bear children. Yet researchers still don't quite understand the origins of menopause.

Fountain Of Youth May Be Sitting In Your Medicine Cabinet
2013-07-31 13:13:04

According to a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the commonly prescribed diabetes drug metformin has been shown to extend the lifespan of laboratory mice when given at a certain dosage.

2013-07-26 11:22:02

The drug rapamycin is known to increase lifespan in mice.

Wave Of Blue Fluorescence Reveals Spread Of Death In Worms
2013-07-24 08:45:45

The final biological events in the life of a worm are described today, revealing how death spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole organism is dead.

2013-07-19 23:20:39

In a study, a gene was found to be the key role in obesity.

2013-07-18 11:43:53

Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found a novel way to fine-tune the activity of cells' protein-disposing machinery, with potentially cancer-fighting effects.

2013-07-11 16:34:59

A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has identified why disruption of a vital pathway in cell cycle control leads to the proliferation of cancer cells.

2013-07-11 15:48:51

People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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