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Tiny Worm May Be Earliest Human Progenitor
2013-03-28 07:36:44

The tiny worm the Xenoturbella bocki has caused a lot of controversy amongst scientists trying to decide if it truly was the ancestor of mankind. A new study from Sweden, however, indicates that the worm is indeed mankind's progenitor.

Less Children Mean Longer Life?
2013-03-27 15:57:55

New research into ageing processes, based on modern genetic techniques, confirms theoretical expectations about the correlation between reproduction and lifespan.

2013-02-19 12:24:39

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that cholesterol metabolism is regulated by bacteria in the small intestine.

2013-02-19 12:17:49

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI.

Other Plants Survive Harsh Environments With Help From Cushion Plants
2013-02-19 10:09:53

Alpine cushion plants help other plants in harsh mountain environments to survive.

2012-11-13 10:23:22

Traditional Swedish bonad paintings can contain toxic substances such as arsenic, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in which painting conservator and conservation scientist Ingalill Nyström analyzed the paint and techniques used in the traditional painted wall hangings from southern Sweden.

2012-11-13 10:21:51

Couples who adopt after unsuccessful IVF treatment have a better quality of life than both childless couples and couples without fertility problems.

2012-11-02 14:52:12

With active surveillance many men with prostate cancer could dispense with radiation treatment and surgery, and thus avoid adverse effects such as incontinence and impotence.

2012-10-26 00:43:38

In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths.

Sweden’s Säcken Reef Facing Death
2012-10-23 21:13:37

The Säcken reef in the Koster Fjord in Sweden is that country’s last remaining cold-water coral reef and it is under a distinct threat of extinction.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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