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Contagious Cancer In Dogs Leaves Prehistoric Paw Prints

Our four-legged friends suffer from many of the same cancers that we do. But one type of dog tumor acts like no other: It's contagious.<p>The tumor spreads from one pooch to another when the dogs have sex or even just touch or lick each other.<p>"It's a common disease in street dogs all around the …

Light skin mutation stems from one ancestor - Futurity

All instances of a gene mutation that contributes to light skin color in Europeans came from the same chromosome of one person, report researchers.

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Odor 'guards' in lungs can make us cough - Futurity

Like the nose, lungs have odor receptors. But instead of sending nerve impulses to the brain, these receptors send a signal that may make you cough.

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

The NHS fails to inform patients that health screening often leads to unnecessary and risky treatments<p>There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. …

U.S. farmer lawsuit filed against Monsanto over GMO wheat | Reuters

(Reuters) - American wheat farmers and a food safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit Thursday against biotech seed developer Monsanto Co, accusing the company of failing to protect the U.S. wheat market from contamination by its unauthorized wheat.<p>The petition, filed in the U.S. District Court for …

Baby apes and humans teach lessons about evolution of language

When it comes to communication, a human infant starts out with hand gestures, much as baby chimps and bonobos do, and all three of those species shift to using more symbols as they grow up. But the shift to symbols is more pronounced for the human and relies more on vocalization. That pattern may …

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