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Gene Increases Risk Of Developing breast Cancer To One In Three By Age 70
2014-08-08 03:08:44

Women with mutations in the PALB2 gene have on average a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of seventy.

LEDs made from perovskite
2014-08-07 03:30:38

Colorful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future.

preteen puberty
2014-07-25 03:30:24

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature.

2014-07-21 09:41:42

A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

2014-07-11 10:58:16

When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater than average risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects.

2014-05-16 23:00:22

Undergraduate Ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

2014-04-24 04:22:07

Eliminating credit card, SIM card counterfeiting and fraud, with new self-authenticating microchips and cards ALEXANDRIA, Va.

2014-04-08 09:56:00

New research reveals that brain damage affecting the insula – an area with a key role in emotions – disrupts errors of thinking linked to gambling addiction.

predicting space weather
2014-03-28 11:37:56

Video of magnetic field lines 'slipping reconnection' bring scientists a step closer to predicting when and where large flares will occur.

Males Differ From Females In Specific Brain Structures
2014-02-12 13:09:03

Reviewing over 20 years of neuroscience research into sex differences in brain structure, a Cambridge University team has conducted the first meta-analysis of the evidence, published this week in the prestigious journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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