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Atkins diet may cause heart failure, major new protein study finds

The Atkins diet may raise the risk of fatal heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Analysis of more than 2,440 men found that those with a high protein intake faced a 33 per cent increased risk of developing heart failure, where the organ is unable to pump sufficient blood and oxygen around the …

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco.<p>"People in front of me started lighting up and then other people started lighting up," says Matthew Springer, a biologist and professor in the division of cardiology at the University of California, San …

Cannabis

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

Ears are a peculiarly individual piece of anatomy. Those little fleshy seashells, whether they stick out or hang low, can be instantly recognizable in family portraits. And they aren’t just for show.<p>Researchers have discovered that filling in an external part of the ear with a small piece of …

The Brain

The Push

The Push on Netflix is a deeply disturbing replication of the Milgram Experiment. The question it asks is whether someone can quickly be convinced to …

Economics

For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’

Male fiddler crabs are lopsided, with one claw that seems about the right size and one very large claw. As you might expect, one function of the larger claw is to attract females. The males drum with it and wave it when they see a female among them.<p>The wave means: Come hither, and I will dig a …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

The Struggle to Predict—and Prevent—Toxic Masculinity

Terrie Moffitt has been trying to figure out why men are terrible for more than 25 years. Or, to calibrate: Why <i>some</i> men are really terrible—violent, …

The terrifying sepsis video taken hours before baby almost died that a mum wants everyone to see - Cornwall Live

A mum whose baby daughter nearly died of sepsis has shared a video in a bid to raise awareness of the symptoms of the life-threatening …

Best of Last Week – Speed of light drops to zero, new Egyptian dinosaur and cardiovascular benefits of sunlight

<b>Citation</b>: Best of Last Week – Speed of light drops to zero, new Egyptian dinosaur and cardiovascular benefits of sunlight (2018, February 5) …

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Killer Whales Mimic Human Voices and Other Whales in Strange Recording

Turns out orcas are really good at human impressions.<p>You may have heard parrots mimic human words, a dog’s bark, and even R2-D2’s beeps and boops. …

Artificial brains could soon be reality: Superconducting switch, which can 'learn' like human brain, developed - IBTimes India

Researchers have developed a superconducting switch that can make future computers think like the human brain.<p>Computers could soon be able to …

Scientists Warn World Is Now "More Vulnerable to Smallpox" After Controversial Virus Synthesis

Uh oh.<p>It's been described as the deadliest disease in human history, and scientists are warning the world may have just inched closer to seeing its …

Smallpox

Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.<p>What if your pet dog or cat could talk instead of barking or meowing? You’d know just how much Rover loves you — and maybe how sorry Fluffy is about that mess on the carpet.<p>We all know that’s not about to happen. But recent advances in …

Artificial Intelligence

CRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in people

Immune reactions against proteins commonly used as molecular scissors might make CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing ineffective in people, a new study …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Parkinson's disease: How toxic proteins damage healthy brain cells

For the first time, researchers have spied toxic proteins at work in Parkinson's disease and identified key features that enable them to drill holes …

That ‘Man Flu’ Study Was Created for Laughs

To hear CNN, Time, and the Guardian tell it, you’d think there was a major medical breakthrough in the field of “man flu,” answering once and for all …

Immunotherapy drug proven remarkably successful against serious stem cell transplant complication

Breakthrough Immunotherapy<p>Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a condition that can develop in response to an allogeneic stem cell transplant or a …

Immunotherapy

Haemophilia breakthrough: 'Mum now knows she won't see her only surviving son die'

In a major breakthrough, Australian researchers have found a potential cure for haemophilia in the form of gene therapy.<p>Haemophilia is an inherited …

The Genetics of Skin Colour Are a Lot More Complicated Than Anyone Expected

Caucasian skin is only a tiny part of the story.<p>New research suggests the genetic coding behind skin pigmentation is more complicated than previously …

It Bleeds. It Breathes. It's a Lifelike Artificial Human Corpse!

Medical schools have historically used human cadavers to train students in anatomy and medical procedures, a tradition that dates back hundreds of …

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

RMI

Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of science that holds great promise for treating and possibly even curing a variety of injuries and …

Researchers use CRISPR to create the world’s tiniest tape recorder

Normally, when you hear the words “e. coli,” you think about that one time you went a little too hard at the all-you-can-eat buffet and walked away with a very unfortunate souvenir. But here’s a use for the bacteria we bet you’ve never considered: <b>Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center</b> …

Epigenetic Profiles of Infants Influenced by Degree of Caretaker Contact | GEN

Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute report that the degree to which close and …

Scientists Make Even More Clones of Snuppy, the First Cloned Dog

Snuppy's three 'reclones' are doing great!<p>Snuppy the Afghan hound, the world’s first cloned dog, died 13 days after his 10th birthday in 2015, but …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

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