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New gene variant ups risk of cancer from processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed...

White boys show highest prevalence of color blindness among preschoolers

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered...

Dishonesty and creativity: 2 sides of the same coin?

New research shows that lying about performance on one task may increase creativity on a subsequent task by making people feel less bound by...

New ‘max flow’ algorithm streamlines solutions

Finding the most efficient way to transport items across a network like the U.S. highway system or the Internet is a problem that has...

Time Warp: Researcher Shows Possibility of Cloning Quantum Info from the...

Popular television shows such as “Doctor Who” have brought the idea of time travel into the vernacular of popular culture. But the problem of time...

Air pollution and genetics combine to increase risk for autism

Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to...

Experiencing awe increases belief in the supernatural

Awe-inspiring moments — like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the Aurora Borealis — might increase our tendency to believe in God and...

Friends’ Facebook, Myspace photos affect risky behavior among teens

Teenagers who see friends smoking and drinking alcohol in photographs posted on Facebook and Myspace are more likely to smoke and drink themselves, according...

Gingival stem cells may be used in tissue regeneration

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a paper titled "Gingivae Contain Neural-crest- and Mesoderm-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells." The paper,...

Breakthrough in regulating fat metabolism

Scientists at Warwick Medical School have made an important discovery about the mechanism controlling the body's 'fat switch', shedding new light on our understanding of how proteins regulate appetite control and insulin secretion. This research, led b...

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