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Scientists break the genetic code for diabetes in Greenland

A spectacular piece of detective work has mapped a special gene variant among Greenlanders which plays a particularly important role in the …

Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides and autism

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of …

Cocoa extract may counter specific mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

June 23) A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer's disease patients' brains long …

Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains.

Why don't you remember being a baby? How come you barely remember being a young child? How come a three-year-old can remember things that happened — but will then have no memories of that day a few years later?<p>THE NEW BRAIN CELLS OF YOUNG ANIMALS MAY BE MESSING UP THEIR MEMORIES<p>These questions have …

Scientist Offers $10,000 to Climate Change Deniers With Hard Evidence

Image: Shutterstock<p>A physics professor is offering $10,000 to the first person to present scientific evidence that proves man-made climate change …

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …

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