Humans

  1. Health & Medicine

    Acacia-tree extract fights cancer in mice

    Compounds called avicins extracted from Acacia victoriae, an Australian desert tree, inhibit inflammation and cancer in test-tube and mouse studies.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Germs can survive weeks on fabrics, plastic

    Soft, dry surfaces in hospitals can harbor live germs for more than a month.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Blood vessels (sans blood) shape organs

    Even before they begin to carry blood, blood vessels provide signals that help spark the development of organs such as the liver.

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  4. Anthropology

    Isotopes reveal sources of ancient timbers

    Isotopic analysis of architectural timbers from ancient dwellings in the U.S. Southwest has shown from which distant forests the massive logs came.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Alcohol on your breath need not be all bad

    Drugs such as insulin may be delivered by inhaling mists of medicine-containing alcohol.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Drugs slow diabetes patients’ kidney damage

    Two drugs normally prescribed for high blood pressure help forestall kidney damage in people with type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Even a little coffee may up heart risk

    Drinking just 1 to 3 cups of coffee daily may adversely affect blood concentrations of cholesterol and homocysteine.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Constipation might signal Parkinson’s

    Men who are constipated are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than men who are not.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Obesity linked to pancreatic cancer

    People who are obese or who have led sedentary lives with little exercise are more likely than others to develop pancreatic cancer.

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  10. Archaeology

    Ancestors who came in from the cold

    Researchers found the remains of a 36,000-year-old human occupation in the Russian Arctic, which represents the earliest evidence of a human presence that far north.

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  11. Archaeology

    Neandertals used tools with versatility

    Microscopic data from artifacts found at two Ukrainian sites indicate that Neandertals used stone tools in flexible ways that allowed them to maintain a broad diet for nearly 50,000 years.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Heard about Choline?

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