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Apoptosis, the natural 'programmed' death of cells, is arrested in the aftermath of strenuous exercise.
Electronic cigarettes, or 'E-cigarettes', are used mainly to quit smoking, and may be useful for this purpose.
Eating a diet rich in the phenolic components of virgin olive oil represses several pro-inflammatory genes.
Acoustic analysis of the 'giggle' sound made by spotted hyenas has revealed that the animals' laughter encodes information about age, dominance and identity.
How safe is circumcision? A systematic review, published in the open access journal BMC Urology has found that neonatal and infant circumcision by trained staff rarely results in problems.
People with anxiety and depression are most likely to use a shade of gray to represent their mental state.
Use of most electronic media is not associated with headaches, at least not in adolescents.
A study published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that chocolate-craving mice are ready to tolerate electric shocks to get their fix.
People being treated for schizophrenia are more likely than the general population to have encounters with the criminal justice system in the US.
The population of chimpanzees across western Africa has decreased by 75% in the past 30 years, due in part to widespread chimp hunting.
- Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
- Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.