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Eat Broccoli For Reawakening The Function Of Potent Tumor Suppressor

It has been long associated that with lowered risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants which also comprises cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale – comprise a molecule which inactivates a gene called to play a vital role in various general human cancers. In a recent paper publ ...
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First Evidence Of Cooking And Consumption Of Starch By Humans

The new analysis by a world team of archaeologists, printed within the Journal of Human Evolution, provides archeological proof that has antecedently been lacking to support the hypothesis that the duplication of the starch digestion genes is AN adjustive response to AN enlarged starch diet. "This is incredibly exciting. The genetic and biological ...
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Scientists Have Proposes For Saving The Slow-Reproducing Giants

"The critical thresholds in so-called vital rates, such as mortality and fertility rates between men and women of different ages may indicate a collapse of the population that is approaching well before the numbers fall below a point of no return", says the lead author, Dr. Shermin. De Silva, president and founder of the Asian elephant conservation ...
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The Oldest Scandinavian Human DNA Is Revealed By Chewing Gums

There are few human bones of this age, close to 10,000 years old, in Scandinavia, and not all have preserved enough DNA for archaeogenetic studies. In fact, the DNA of these newly examined chewing gums is the oldest human DNA sequenced so far in this area. The DNA derived from three individuals, two women and one man, creates an exciting link betwe ...
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Here Comes A Brand-New Pokémon Mobile Game

Apparently out of nowhere, a new smartphone game called Pokémon Rumble Rush has been launched today. Initially announced with the name of Pokéland in 2017, the game reappeared today with a new name, and Eurogamer points out that it is now available in the Google Play Store of Australia. A page of game information says it will eventual ...
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Fish Without Jaws Bite The Blood-Brain Barrier

A major challenge in the treatment of cancers and other brain disorders is to ensure that medicines reach their goals. A team of biomedical engineers and clinical scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Austin borrowed molecules from the parasite immune system of the sea lamprey to deliver cancer drugs dir ...
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Catching A Virus With The Help Of Its Tail

Some RNA viruses insert their genetic material as one piece, while others cut it into pieces. The latter are appropriately called segmented viruses. Such segmented RNA viruses causing human diseases like influenza, have been a long-standing puzzle for researchers: how do they achieve accurate copy and insertion of each segment? How do they ensure ...
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A Cellular Speedometer Is Bioengineered By Scientists

Many types of cells can feel the flow, just as our skin cells can feel the difference between a gentle breeze and a strong wind. But we depend on feeling the force involved, the push of the air against us. Without that push, we cannot distinguish speed; when the windows are closed, our skin cannot feel any difference in the air force, whether we ar ...
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Restoring Imbalance Of Brain Chemistry Related To Schizophrenia

The results advance the hope that supplementation of broccoli sprout extract, which contains high levels of the sulforaphane chemical, could at some point provide a way to reduce the doses of traditional antipsychotic medications needed to control the symptoms of schizophrenia, thus reducing unwanted side effects of medications. Akira Sawa, MD, Ph ...
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The Story Of A Piece of Stonehenge That Once Disappeared

A lost piece of one of Stonehenge's iconic standing stones has finally been returned. The cylindrical stone was perforated in the giant Neolithic standing stone and then taken as a souvenir more than 60 years ago. The rediscovery means that scientists can study the chemical composition of the largest stones at Stonehenge, to learn more about wher ...
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