Humans

  1. Health & Medicine

    Urine tests can foretell bladder cancers

    U.S. and Chinese researchers find that two unconventional urine tests can often predict when a person is developing bladder cancer even before tumors appear.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Blood Relatives

    After decades of research, several companies are about to release the first line of artificial blood products.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Breathing on the Edge

    Researchers are exploring how both sea-level lowlanders and high-altitude natives cope with low oxygen levels.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Chocolate-science news

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Veggies prevent cancer through key protein

    An international team of researchers has identified a protein that helps compounds in some vegetables prevent cancer.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Study reveals male link to preeclampsia

    Men who were born of mothers who had the pregnancy complication preeclampsia are roughly twice as likely to father a child through preeclamptic pregnancy than are men who were born of mothers who had a normal pregnancy.

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  7. Anthropology

    Fossil Skull Diversifies Family Tree

    A 3.5-million-year-old skull found in Kenya represents a group of species in the human evolutionary family that evolved separately from australopithecines such as Lucy's kind in Ethiopia.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Fatty plaques are unstable in vessels

    Fatty plaques that form on the inside of blood vessels are less stable and hence more prone to rupture than are hard, calcified plaques.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Parkinson’s implants survive in brain

    Human embryonic stem cells transplanted into the brains of people with Parkinson's disease survive and grow better in patients under 60 years of age than in older patients.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Soy slashes cancer-fostering hormones (with recipe)

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  11. Humans

    Where’s the Book?

    Innovative curricula are moving science education away from a reliance on textbooks.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Drug helps against certain breast cancers

    In some patients, the drug trastuzumab, also called Herceptin, slows breast cancer that has spread to other organs.

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