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November 2, 2015

Could self-disseminating vaccines cut off emerging infectious diseases at source?

An expert review identifies state-of-the-art of self-disseminating vaccines as a new and potentially powerful strategy to circumvent diseases such as Ebola at the animal source before their establishment as the…
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November 2, 2015

New treatment targets cancers with particular genetic signature

Cancer cells with a mutated SETD2 gene were killed by a drug called AZD1775 that inhibits a protein called WEE1 in a recent study. It is well known that mutations…
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November 2, 2015

First evaluation of new fingerprinting methods for ivory

Scientists have collaborated with imaging and fingerprint experts to validate the use of new techniques for retrieving fingerprints from ivory for the first time.
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November 2, 2015

Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls in UK think they don’t need HPV jab

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have it.
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November 2, 2015

Soybean foods may protect menopausal women against osteoporosis

Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary study.
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November 2, 2015

Selective media coverage may cause us to forget certain health facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease. New research suggests that the same…
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November 2, 2015

Uncovering the secrets of ice that burns

Methane hydrates can be seen as a potential energy source or as a dangerous source of methane - a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.…
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November 2, 2015

Anti-smoking messages can backfire, research suggests

Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence that indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some…
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November 2, 2015

Bugs collected on rooftop for 18 years reveal climate change effects

A volunteer registration of insects for 18 consecutive years on the Copenhagen roof of the Natural History Museum of Denmark has revealed local insect community turnover due to climate change.…
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November 2, 2015

Do You Really Need to Stop Drinking While Training for a Race?

The secret’s out: Runners love their booze. Recent research shows a direct correlation between physical activity increase and alcohol consumption, and a 2011 study found that exercising could even motivate…
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