One’s internal clock could be targeted to prevent or slow the progression of breast cancer

City of Hope scientists have identified an unlikely way to potentially prevent or slow the progression of aggressive breast cancer: target one’s internal clock. Often taken for granted, the circadian rhythm is gaining traction as a potential catalyst or brake for the onset of disease. For example, studies have shown that women who take frequent night shifts have disrupted internal […]

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Why older women don’t think the alcohol guidelines apply to them

Older women are drinking at risky levels and don’t feel the alcohol guidelines apply to them, a new study reveals. Previous research has found "risky drinking" among older Australian adults is on the rise. The new study set out to explore why. Older women have revealed why they drink and what they deem as ‘acceptable’ in a new study.Credit:Getty In […]

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Mice ‘detectives’ hint at how humans read between the lines

Some people are annoyingly good at “reading between the lines.” They seem to know, well before anyone else, who is the killer in a movie, or the meaning of an abstract poem. What these people are endowed with is a strong inference capability—using indirect evidence to figure out hidden information. But inference is not a skill possessed by the lucky […]

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Lifting weights ‘protects the brain from long-term degeneration’

Lifting weights can help protect the brain from degeneration, and its benefits last for many months after training, according to Australian research. A study by University of Sydney researchers has found that the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease are protected for one year after training. Research suggests we can lift our way to better brain health.Credit:Getty The […]

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Is the coronavirus outbreak as bad as SARS?

As the new coronavirus continues to cross international borders, the two key questions on public health officials’ minds are: ‘How deadly is it?’ and ‘Can it be contained?’. The two outbreaks in recent memory that give the most insight into these questions are the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, which spread from China to 26 other countries but was contained after eight […]

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This Kid Singing 'Let it Go' in Full 'Frozen' Costume in the Snow is Everything

So what did you do with your most recent snow day? Well, thanks for asking, I worked on my laptop from my porch wearing full snow gear and watching my son build a snowman while all of Nashville freaked out about two inches of flakes, because no rest for the working mom. The usual. What I did not do, however, […]

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Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: The largest meta-analysis of the sequenced genomes of the virus

The largest analysis of coronavirus 2019-nCoV genomes that have been sequenced so far confirms that the virus originates in bats and shows a low virus heterogeneity. At the same time, researchers identified a hyper-variable genomic hotspot in the proteins of the virus responsible for the existence of two virus subtypes. The leading author of this study, published in the Journal […]

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