Category: Science

DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded

DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded

In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen (Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany). Researchers have now examined the DNA of these skeletal remains. …read more

Clown fish: Whence the white stripes?

Clown fish: Whence the white stripes?

Scientists have been training their attention on the developmental and evolutionary determinants of white stripes in clown fish. They now detail why, when, and how these bands arose and help elucidate their role in clown fish social organization. …read more

Body’s own ‘bomb squad’ can help protect against brain tumors

Body’s own ‘bomb squad’ can help protect against brain tumors

Researchers have discovered how a molecule can help prevent certain types of brain tumors by recognizing and ‘disarming’ harmful proteins that cause them. …read more

Exercise is unrelated to risk of early menopause

Exercise is unrelated to risk of early menopause

The amount of physical activity that women undertake is not linked to their risk of early menopause, according to the largest study ever to investigate this question. …read more

Body clock link to steroids discovered

Body clock link to steroids discovered

Scientists have discovered that the time of day influences the way mice respond to steroids. Researchers found that out of 752 genes which regulate lungs in mice, 230 genes work only in the day and 197 only at night. …read more

No evidence that moral reminders reduce cheating behavior, replication effort concludes

No evidence that moral reminders reduce cheating behavior, replication effort concludes

Scientists report they were unable to reproduce the results of a well-known study showing that people are less likely to cheat on a task after making a list of the Ten Commandments. …read more

Focused delivery for brain cancers

Focused delivery for brain cancers

Medical researchers are working toward a more focused drug delivery system that could target tumors lodged in the brainstem, the body’s most precious system. …read more

Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke

Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke

Doctors have long known that in the months after a heart attack or stroke, patients are more likely to have another attack or stroke. Now, an article explains what happens inside blood vessels to increase risk — and suggests a new way to treat it. …read more

Hormone therapy can make prostate cancer worse, study finds

Hormone therapy can make prostate cancer worse, study finds

Scientists have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may help doctors predict when this type of hormone therapy resistance will occur. …read more

New dinosaur found in the wrong place, at the wrong time

New dinosaur found in the wrong place, at the wrong time

Researchers have discovered a new dinosaur which roamed the Ningxia Autonomous Region, northwest China, approximately 174 million years ago. This is in a place they were never thought to roam and 15 million years earlier than this type of dinosaur was thought to exist. …read more