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'Nightmare Bacteria' Superbug Found for First Time in U.S

A drug-resistant “superbug” that doctors have been dreading has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday.<p>The bacteria has genetic changes that make it resistant to a last-ditch antibiotic called colistin and while it had been seen in Europe and China, no one in the …

Public Health

GMO Facts – The Non-GMO Project

<b>What is a GMO?</b> <br>Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory …

Agriculture

Size. Level of Development. Environment. Degree of Dependency.

Learn More<p>Size and Appearance<p>The unborn is smaller than a toddler, but toddlers are also smaller than teenagers or adults. It’s true that embryos and …

Stress Hormone Cortisol Linked to Short-Term Memory Loss in Older People

Researchers link stress hormones to short-term memory loss in older people.<p>Researchers at the University of Iowa found that the hormone cortisol …

Neuroscience
Neuroscience

Stress Hormone Hinders Memory Recall - Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Most of us can recall a time when our mind blanked in an exam. Ironically, that vivid memory is of a time when we just couldn’t remember something. …

4 Reasons More Boomers Are Hooked On Drugs and Alcohol

People in their 50s, 60s and beyond are often not considered likely candidates for drug and alcohol problems. But the combination of chronic pain, the loneliness that can come with retirement and a comfort level with illicit drugs acquired during their teen years can lead older adults into …

Mental Health

Which Came First, the Science or the Atheism?

May 5, 2016 by Stephanie Savage<p>I used to joke that the chicken or the egg riddle was actually an evolution vs. creationism debate (though I’m not the …

National Academy of Sciences

The Oldest Human Genome Ever Has Been Sequenced, And It Could Rewrite Our History

Time for a new family tree?<p>Scientists have sequenced the oldest human DNA ever, extracted from 430,000-year-old samples of fossilised tooth and a …

Humanity

Watch The Entire Evolution of The Universe in Less Than 3 Minutes

Incredible.<p>More than 13 billion years ago, everything in the Universe was contained inside a singularity tinier than a proton. There were no planets, …

Universe

Strange Seaweed Rewrites the History of Green Plants

A mysterious deep-ocean seaweed diverged from the rest of the green-plant family around 540 million years ago, developing a large body with a complex …

Biology

Scientists make ‘second skin’ material that makes people look young

Scientists have developed a “second skin” that would sit on top of people’s bodies, making them look young and delivering drugs.<p>The material is a …

Smithsonian

The evolution of sauropod dinosaurs

In the Middle Triassic (245-230 million years ago), when dinosaurs were just getting going, there is evidence for shift in the centre of mass of …

Dinosaurs

Researchers prove humans in Southern Arabia 10,000 years earlier than first thought

New evidence shows that there was an Ice Age refugium in Arabia, possibly on the Red Sea plains, and that the people dispersed and populated Arabia …

Genetic tug of war linked to evolution of same-sex sexual behavior in beetles

The frequent occurrence of same-sex behaviors in beetles of one sex could be explained by genes that are favored by natural selection when expressed …

Biology

Cooperation, not struggle for survival, drives evolution - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Many theories and hypotheses suggest that competition tends to differentiate ecological requirements after repeated interactions and allows …

Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures

As humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave …

The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>A few years ago, I found wellness. My body felt like a burden, and the food I ate didn't seem to energize me or push me on: It dulled my edges, and it left me …

Wellness

Baby Biagio is first in Britain to be born through new chromosome screening technique

Meet Biagio Russu, the first baby born in Britain using a ground-breaking embryo screening technique which could hugely improve fertility rates for couples using IVF.<p>Ewa Wybacz, 36 and Sergio Russu, 42, from Oxford turned to fertility treatment after years of failing to conceive naturally.<p>They were …

Pregnancy

700 people claim to be Prince’s half-siblings as judge orders DNA tests to find legitimate heirs

Up to 700 people have claimed to be Prince's half-siblings in a race to stake a claim on the star's $300million fortune.<p>Hundreds of people have come …

Prince

Kuwait to require DNA testing of all tourists

Source: http://www.va4u.com/I have been to many Middle Eastern countries (Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, UAE, for example) but not to the State of …

Human Rights

A test that can find out if your kid will be a star athlete

What desktop 3-D printers and laser cutters did for amateur makers the world over, Bento Bio would like to do for anyone with a budding interest in …

Molecular Biology

Gene editing can now change an entire species -- forever

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future …

Genetics

Can gender play a role in determining cancer treatment choices? Study reveals 'sex-biased' gene signatures in review of 13 cancer types

Study reveals 'sex-biased' gene signatures in review of 13 cancer types<p>It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, …

Cancer

NOPD says DNA links arrested man to 2013 knifepoint rape | NOLA.com

New Orleans police booked a man Monday (May 9) with first-degree rape after they said a DNA match linked him to a woman's sexual assault at …

Crime

Circulating Tumor DNA as a Marker of Therapeutic Response in Patients With Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Pilot Study.

2016 Oct;14(5):e515-e520. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2016.03.019. Epub 2016 Mar 24.<p>1The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology, …

DNA Testing to Be Required to Enter Kuwait

A law which was passed on Thursday, July 2, 2015 by the National Assembly of Kuwait is expected to become effective later this year where all …

DNA