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Breakthrough in understanding how stem cells become specialized: Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation

Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation<p>Scientists have made a major advance in understanding how the cells of an organism, which …

Scientists rehash evidence on sunscreen and skin cancer | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - There isn’t much evidence to conclusively prove that daily sunscreen use can prevent most skin cancers, a research review concludes.<p>Holidaymakers and tourists sunbathe on the beach on a hot summer day in Nice, south eastern France, July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier<p>But that …

Stark Difference Between Clinton And Trump On Solar And Wind, Renewables Advocates Say

Looking for an objective way to measure the presidential candidates’ interest in renewable energy, an analyst for the American Council On Renewable Energy searched their websites a month ago for the term.<p>The search produced 55 results on Hillary Clinton’s website—it jumped to 92 as she published …

Pesticides may be lowering sperm count of bees

New research has found that a controversial class of neurotoxins used in agriculture for pest control significantly impairs the fertility of male …

Honey Bees

Everyday Environmentalist

Baking soda and vinegar can clean and deodorize your home – no need for conventional cleaners!<p>"I haven't had to replace anything yet!"<p>Stephanie Wear, …

Cleaning

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients

A ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients.<p>The team from Sichuan University’s West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests in August, the scientific journal Nature …

93 Percent Of Public Companies Face Climate Risk; Only 12 Percent Have Disclosed It

Almost all U.S. publicly traded companies face risk either from climate change itself or from the changes needed to fend it off, experts agreed Monday at the S&P Global offices in New York—but few companies have warned their investors.<p>Some executives seem to be in denial, while other executives may …

Why antibiotic use on farms helps fuel antibiotic-resistant diseases

Farm animals are a key player in the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Around the world, livestock producers feed antibiotics to cattle, pigs, chickens and other animals in a bid to prevent diseases and boost their growth. In the United States, for instance, some 30 million pounds of antibiotics …

Alfred Knudson, pioneer of cancer genetics – obituary

Alfred Knudson, who has died aged 93, was a scientist whose study of the genetic factors that make some individuals vulnerable to cancer laid the foundations for modern research into the disease.<p>In the early 1970s Knudson began conducting research on a group of patients suffering from a rare form …

Unmasking Alzheimer's risk in young adults

<b>(CNN) —</b> The risk for developing devastating Alzheimer's disease may be detectable in healthy adults younger than expected, and new studies reveal how.<p>Tests already exist to determine a genetic risk for familial Alzheimer's disease, which is typically early-onset and less common than sporadic …

Dementia

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

American Cancer Society

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

Research from Sweden finds a link between air pollution and mental disorders in young people

For years, science has known that pollution from smokestacks and exhaust pipes can promote diseases, including heart disease and asthma. Now, researchers in Sweden say polluted air also appears to be bad for mental health.<p>The researchers came to their findings by cross-referencing pollution …

Pollution

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

Management

We're in the middle of a cancer-treatment revolution — here's what's keeping us from beating the disease

With success stories like President Jimmy Carter, who declared he was cancer-free only a few months after sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, new immunotherapy treatments like the one he used are creating a sea change in the way cancer is treated.<p>While success stories abound, …

If You're Younger Than 31, You've Never Experienced This

Life was cooler in 1985.<p>Still not convinced the Earth is rapidly warming? Consider this: The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.<p>That means if you are 30 years old or younger, there has not been a single month in your entire life that was colder than average.<p>…

A Father's Grief — And Forgiveness — In Orlando

This weekend in Orlando, Fla., families are burying their loved ones — the people gunned down at Pulse nightclub. There are many different ways to grieve death. Sadness, remorse, rage. And then there's pure love.<p>If such a thing is possible, Daniel Alvear embodies it — in his feelings for his …

A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Sharon Belvin's nightmare with cancer began in 2004, when she was just 22.<p>Belvin was an avid runner but said she suddenly found she couldn't climb the stairs without "a lot of difficulty breathing."<p>Eventually, after months of fruitless treatments for lung ailments like bronchitis, she was diagnosed …

Cancer

Companies must pay $67 million in settlement over cancer drug claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two pharmaceutical companies owe $67 million as a part of a federal court settlement over allegations that they made misleading claims about a drug used to treat lung cancer.<p>The companies are Genentech, which is based in South San Francisco and is now a part of the Roche Group, and …

The Cancer Biopsy of the Future Could Be a Simple Blood Test

One of the biggest stories so far out of the world’s largest cancer conference doesn’t have to do with a groundbreaking drug, but rather a …

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Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Financial crisis caused 500,000 extra cancer deaths, according to Lancet study

The global financial crisis may have caused an additional 500,000 cancer deaths from 2008 to 2010, according to a new study, with patients locked out of treatment because of unemployment and healthcare cuts.<p>The figures were extrapolated from an observed rise in cancer deaths for every percentage …

Mississippi Town Finally Ordered to De-segregate After 51-Year Legal Battle

A U.S. District Judge ruled that Cleveland, Mississippi, must merge its integrated and all-black schools.<p>Sixty-two years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> found school segregation unconstitutional, a federal court has ordered a Mississippi school district to finally complete the process of …

Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe, Report Says

Genetically modified crops on the market are not only safe, but appear to be good for people and the environment, experts determined in a report released Tuesday.<p>But the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are not just asking people to take their word for it. They’re putting …

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

Scientists Have More Bad News for People Who Like Bacon and Alcohol

According to a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund, eating 50 grams of processed meat or drinking three alcoholic drinks day could lead to stomach cancer.<p>Does anyone dare eat meat nowadays? After the World Health Organisation (WHO) compared ham sandwiches to cigarettes and researchers at …

Cancer

Skin cancer: Pair of drugs 'eliminate 20% of tumours'

<b>A fifth of people with advanced melanoma have no sign of tumours in their body after treatment with a pair of immunotherapy drugs, a study shows.</b><p>The first survival data on using ipilimumab and nivolumab in combination showed 69% of patients, in a trial on 142, were still alive after two years.<p>UK …

Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Cancer

By analyzing cells' abnormalities<p>Identifying cancer based on blood samples can be surprisingly challenging. Often, doctors add chemicals to a sample that can make the cancerous cells visible, but that makes the sample impossible to use in other tests. Other techniques identify cancerous cells based …