Role of birth order on career choice might have been overestimated in previous research

In a new study that could turn what we know about birth order upside down, a University of Houston researcher has found that the role of birth order on career types, occupational creativity and status attainment might have been overestimated in previous research. The only finding that replicated previous research was a small effect of birth order on educational attainment, […]

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More evidence that cellular ‘death by iron’ could be promising avenue of cancer treatment

If there is a silver lining in cancer’s chaotic biology, it’s that the same traits that give cancer cells a growth advantage often present opportunities for sabotaging them. That’s the central idea behind a new research paper published November 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by Xuejun Jiang, a cell biologist in the Sloan Kettering Institute, […]

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Forest fires, cars, power plants join list of risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco has found that among older Americans with cognitive impairment, the greater the air pollution in their neighborhood, the higher the likelihood of amyloid plaques—a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The study adds to a body of evidence indicating that pollution from cars, factories, power plants and forest fires joins established dementia […]

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Immune responses during embryo development could increase risk of schizophrenia

Past research has often highlighted the effects that immune activation in pregnant women can have on the development of human embryos, for instance increasing the risk of a child developing psychiatric disorders later in life. The neural mechanisms underpinning these effects, however, remain largely unclear. Researchers at New York Medical College have recently carried out a study investigating the impact […]

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Yolanda Hadid Shares Sweet Photo of 'Sunshine' Gigi Hadid and Her Baby Girl

A proud grandma! Yolanda Hadid shared an adorable new photo of Gigi Hadid and her newborn baby girl. Everything Gigi Hadid and Her Family Members Have Said About Her Pregnancy The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 56, shared the sweet snapshot via her Instagram Story on Saturday, November 28. In the photo, the 25-year-old model hugged her infant and […]

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Extraction of largely-unexplored bodily fluid could be a new source of biomarkers

Using an array of tiny needles that are almost too small to see, researchers have developed a minimally-invasive technique for sampling a largely-unexplored human bodily fluid that could potentially provide a new source of information for routine clinical monitoring and diagnostic testing. Biochemical information about the body most commonly comes from analysis of blood—which represents only 6% of bodily fluids—but […]

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