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Omalu: We Successfully Identified CTE in a Living Person

February 5, 2016 | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Bennet Omalu, the doctor credited with discovering the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), told ESPN Thursday that a recent autopsy confirmed experimental research into diagnosing CTE in a living person.

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First MERS Autopsy Reveals Critical Information

February 5, 2016 3:12 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a potentially deadly contagion on the radar of health officials worldwide, along with Ebola and now Zika. Some 1,500 people have been infected, and more than 500 have been killed.

New mtDNA Discovery Shapes Human Migration in Europe 15,000 Years Ago

February 5, 2016 2:52 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor, Forensic Magazine | News | Comments

Researchers discovered a new population shift in Europe at the end of the last Ice Age that dispelled the resident humans of northern Europe with a new group that may have survived the Ice Age in a pocket of warmer weather to the south.

Inflammation-causing Protein Plays Role in Cancer Development

February 5, 2016 2:48 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Scientists researching PAD4, a protein that plays a role in the development of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and which is regularly found in cancers have uncovered the protein's role in cancer development.

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New Research Shows 'Cannibalism' Between Stars

February 5, 2016 2:34 pm | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Stars may not accumulate their final mass steadily, as was previously thought, but in a series of violent events manifesting themselves as sharp stellar brightening.

Human Activity Responsible for Deadly Bee Virus

February 5, 2016 2:18 pm | by Univeristy of California, Berkeley | News | Comments

European honey bees appear to be the source of a disease that is affecting bee hives worldwide. And human activity, particularly moving bees from place to place to pollinate crops, is spreading the disease, called deformed wing virus.

Canine Patients Hit the Treadmill as Part of Recovery

February 5, 2016 1:33 pm | by Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor | News | Comments

An underwater treadmill built specifically for canines and similar-sized animals helps get them back on their feet after an injury, surgery or illness.

Race Should be Removed from Genetics Research, Paper Contends

February 5, 2016 11:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Race should no longer be used as a distinguishing factor in human biology and genetics research, contends a new paper. According to the writers, the discoveries in DNA science are far enough advanced that racial classifications do not make sense in terms of genetics.

Thermo Fisher Unveils New High-Pressure Ion Chromatography System

February 5, 2016 10:00 am | by Thermo Fisher Scientific | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion High-Pressure Ion Chromatography (HPIC) system is intuitive and easy-to-use, and capable of addressing challenging laboratory workflows.

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Study Identifies Most Vulnerable Tropical Reef Fish

February 5, 2016 9:50 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Scientists have identified the key drivers of why some species are absent from reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans, and which species are most vulnerable.

Genome Research Explains Human Migration, Evolution

February 5, 2016 9:40 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Indigenous Arabs are direct descendants of humans who migrated out of Africa, before others continued on to colonize Europe and Asia, according to new research.

'Johnny Cash' Spider Among 14 New Species Found in U.S.

February 5, 2016 9:31 am | by Pensoft Publishers | News | Comments

A new species of tarantula named after the famous singer-songwriter Johnny Cash is one of 14 new spiders discovered in the southwestern United States.

NASA Measures 10 Days of Extreme Precipitation in U.S. from Space

February 5, 2016 9:19 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

For more than a week, the weather over the continental United States has been punctuated by extreme events. NASA analyzed satellite data that measured the heavy precipitation over ten days.

First Research Links California Quakes to Oil Operations

February 5, 2016 9:15 am | by Associated Press, Ellen Knickmeyer | News | Comments

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.

Martin Shkreli Infuriates Congress

February 4, 2016 3:49 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical CEO who has reveled in vilifying headlines since notoriously jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent, angered legislators on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Pluto’s Mysterious, Floating Hills

February 4, 2016 2:31 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto’s surrounding uplands.

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