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Newly Discovered Churchill Essay On Aliens Is A Timely Reminder Of The Dangers Facing Life On Earth

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Buried within the archives of a museum in Missouri, an essay on the search alien life has c...

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living

Most women are all too familiar with the I-just-want-to-go-home-and-put-on-my-sweatpants feeling that comes with their periods, but for some, symptoms...

U.S. Scientists Urge 'Serious Consideration' Of Gene Editing In Human Embryos

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases, ac...

Science Marchers- Let's Support Some Science!

Kevin Folta | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
Kevin Folta

A few weeks ago when the internets exploded with news of a March for Science in DC, I wrote that I would not be joining. My feeling is that such thing...

Scientists Discover 83 Genetic Mutations That Help Determine Your Height

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder how much of your height you inherited from your parents? A large-scale genetic study published recently in the journal Nature is helping ...

We Asked Sci-Fi Writers About The Future Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts

The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Wired reported on a story that could be misconstrued as a thrilling work of eco-fiction. Anticipating th...

Exercise May Be As Valuable As Good Genes In Lowering Dementia Risk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows fitness is important, but it can be hard to measure exactly what role it plays in health. According to one new study, exercise may be a...

How a gene test can solve side effects linked to ARV drugs in Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.31.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Collen Masimirembwa, University of Cape Town Antiretrovirals have significantly improved the lives of people living with HIV. Today there are more th...

The Age You Begin Menopause Could Be Influenced By Your Reproductive History

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living

The age at which women get their first period, along with the number of children they have, may influence when they enter menopause, a new study from ...

Glioblastoma: The Emperor Of All Cancers

Madan Kwatra | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

When I read Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, the first thing that came to mind for me was that gl...

Police Suspect Serial Killer In Decades-Old Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.30.2017 | Crime

The cold-case slayings of a woman and three children whose bodies were sealed in steel drums and dumped in the New Hampshire woods have been linked by...

Your Personality Is Linked To The Actual Shape Of Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living

The shape of your brain could say a lot about your personality ― and your risk for developing mental illness. Neurotic people have a thicker cortex...

These Adorable Twins Were Born With Two Different Skin Colors

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents

Twin girls are getting a lot of attention for their appearances, and it’s not just because they’re unbelievably cute. Kalani and Jarani Dean are b...

Whale Study Suggests Menopause May Exist So Grandmas Can Babysit

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living

What do menopausal women have in common with killer whales? Tread lightly there, friend. An international research team from the universities of Exete...

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.21.2017 | Healthy Living

More than half a million people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to recent estimates, but their experiences with the chronic illne...

Scientists Have Just Discovered Our Closest Microbial Relatives

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living

Before complex life evolved, 1.7 billion years ago, only single-celled bacteria and archaea existed. Bacteria and archaea ― microorganisms together ...

Scientists Identified 8 Genes That May Be Causing A Lot Of Sleep Problems

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 01.17.2017 | Healthy Living

Sometimes a bout of insomnia can be linked to a specific stressful event or circumstance, but for many, it’s simply the way their brains and bodies ...

Genome Sequencing For Healthy People: Early Results

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH | Posted 01.09.2017 | Science
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

And we will have many more results to report, especially about what happens after participants get their sequencing results back.

A Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist's Advice For Aging Well And Preventing Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Why do some people begin to show signs of old age early in their 60s, while others remain active and sharp as a tack into their 90s? The difference m...

The Them In Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My native inclination this time each year is to turn my attention from matters purely medical, and dwell somewhat preferentially on the humanistic: ...

The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis...

How Scientists Are Weeding Out Marijuana's Genetic Secrets

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.20.2016 | Weird News

Even as more states move to legalize marijuana use, the plant’s genetic makeup remains a relative mystery. “It’s still quite an undeveloped spec...

Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.16.2016 | Science

It’s now legal in Britain to create a three-parent baby using healthy DNA from a donor to fix debilitating genetic problems. U.K. fertility clinic r...

Dino-Chickens Are Coming Within Our Lifetime

Inverse | Posted 12.07.2016 | Weird News
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Jacqueline Ronson A few years ago Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, then a Ph.D. student in Arhat Abzhanov's ...

Could Your Genes Be Part Of The Key To Ending Alzheimer's?

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Fifty
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

A projected 13.8 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease by 2050 if no new medical breakthroughs are discovered. Advanced age remains the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer's, but genetics also plays a significant role in whether or not someone develops the disease.