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First MERS Autopsy Reveals Critical Information

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

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

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

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Inflammation-causing Protein Plays Role in Cancer Development

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

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Human Activity Responsible for Deadly Bee Virus

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

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Canine Patients Hit the Treadmill as Part of Recovery

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

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Race Should be Removed from Genetics Research, Paper Contends

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

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Study Identifies Most Vulnerable Tropical Reef Fish

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

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Genome Research Explains Human Migration, Evolution

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

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

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

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Omalu: We Successfully Identified CTE in a Living Person

February 5, 2016 9:23 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | 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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NASA Measures 10 Days of Extreme Precipitation in U.S. from Space

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

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First Research Links California Quakes to Oil Operations

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

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Martin Shkreli Infuriates Congress

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

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Pluto’s Mysterious, Floating Hills

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