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Menstrual or peripheral blood? New method permits forensic investigators to identify blood source in sexual assault cases

A new method has been developed to make that evidentiary distinction clear, improving the future of forensic analysis and of criminal investigation.
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Breakthrough research gives hope to bipolar patients

In short: An international collaborative study has identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium’s effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. This may support the development of...
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Light at night disrupts biological clock & promoted tumor growth in rats

Researchers have demonstrated that light exposure at night disrupts metabolism; creating an obesogenic environment which favors tumor growth.
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Health problems in childhood impacts mental health in adulthood, new study

In Short: Children with chronic physical illness are at higher risk of depression and anxiety across the lifespan. This information is critically important for medical...
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Scientists have finally discovered biological markers to detect brain injury

Editors note: Neuroscientists at the University of Birmingham have identified biomarkers that can indicate whether the brain has suffered injury after an accident. Due of...
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A simple blood count could help diagnose cancer earlier

In Short: Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a...
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HIV vaccine

Scientists are developing a new HIV vaccine that might save millions of lives

Canadian researchers have joined forces to develop an HIV vaccine using the same backbone as that used for the Ebola vaccine recently tested in West Africa.
cancer

Scientists have identified genes that link cancer and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

A genetic analysis showed that many genes associated with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease, were also related to certain cancers.
colon polyps

Safe removal of large colon polyps in higher risk elderly patients

This study shows that, even in the elderly, large colon polyps can be simply and safely removed by endoscopy.
B vitamins

Contrary to common belief, B vitamins can reduce stroke risk- let your doctor know

Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common, usually not diagnosed, and can increase the risk of stroke.
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Want to instantly become a neuroscientist? Mozak brain builder

Mozak is a scientific discovery game about neuroscience. Help to build models of brain cells, and help scientists learn more about the brain through your...
CRISPR

7 amazing things we’ve achieved with CRISPR- Gene editing

CRISPR, a new genome editing tool, that could transform the field of biology.  Just this year alone, researchers have made advances in fighting diseases, antibiotic-resistant bacteria,...
Crumbs

Crumbs– a science policy problem! What should we know and what should concern us about crumb rubber sports pitches and playgrounds?

Researchers evaluate the hazards of crumb rubber made from recycled tyres and used in sports pitches and playgrounds.
ring chromosomes

A review on the rare human ring chromosomes

Ring chromosome carriers may be healthy or have varying degrees of symptoms affecting physical and intellectual development.
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lungs make blood

Scientists just showed that lungs make blood

Surprise! Lung make blood. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have shown for the first time that lung produces blood components (platelets)...

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