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Obesity genes evolved 450 million years ago, shark study reveals

By | 2018-10-08T18:11:30+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Health|

Scientists have finally sequenced the shark genome, revealing that humans and sharks derive genes for reproduction, sleep and obesity from the same early fish

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Israeli minister permits culling rock hyraxes to prevent leishmania spreading

By | 2018-10-05T20:35:04+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Health|

Israel's environmental protection minister Zeev Elkin has issued a permit that allows shooting and trapping the animals up to 500 meters from homes

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Astronomers detect monster moon in constellation 8,000 light years away

By | 2018-10-03T21:01:45+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Health|

Neptune-sized exomoon can’t have formed from a primordial cosmic collision because like its home planet, it isn’t rock, it’s made of gas, astronomers say

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Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to professors for ‘landmark’ discoveries in cancer treatment

By | 2018-10-01T13:26:34+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Health|

James Allison's and Tasuku Honjo's work has led to new approaches in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, award-giving body says

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A corporation saved my life. Now it watches my every move

By | 2018-09-30T19:18:26+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Health|

A wireless pacemaker saved my life, but also got me wondering how easy it would be for hackers or commercial profiteers to 'break into' my heart. I traveled to the medical tech firm's HQ and got less than reassuring answers

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Breastfeeding with a grain of salt: Study fails to link directly to infant health

By | 2018-09-26T20:07:51+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Health|

Breastfeeding does correlate with positive health outcomes, but causality hasn’t been demonstrated: better information and health care could be key, new study says

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Israeli minister blocks top brain researcher because she protested the occupation

By | 2018-07-10T12:20:05+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Health|

University officials protest that Science Minister Ofir Akunis' decision against naming Prof. Yael Amitai to an Israeli-German scientific committee could hurt Israel's international academic standing

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Why do zebras have stripes? One theory shot down, 17 to go

By | 2018-07-08T16:16:21+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Health|

Despite challenging lack of sun and zebras, Swedish scientists debunk hypothesis that the interchange of black, white stripes created mini-climate on animal's fur

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