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May 28, 2015 4:05 pm
Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor
Trying to be creative may actually inhibit your ability to do so, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University.
May 28, 2015 8:55 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
A SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) team annually publicly celebrates the discovery of 10 of the most interesting newly discovered species, to bring attention to the fact that, if humans don’t take far greater care of them all, we may have a mass extinction of 70% of all species on Earth within 300 years.
May 27, 2015 4:48 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
The company's massive database of genetic information it collected over the years will play an important role in this new project.
May 27, 2015 9:04 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
The largest meta-study of twins in history—which examines 14.5 million sets of twins — found that, generally, genes and environment play an equal role in human development.
May 22, 2015 9:11 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Healthy women possessing a certain abnormality on MRIs are nine times more likely to get breast cancer, according to research published in Radiology. The abnormality is called background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), a phenomenon in which areas of normal background breast tissue appear white, or enhanced.
May 21, 2015 9:02 am
Christopher J. Pace, Ph.D., GlobalData Managing Analyst, Infectious Diseases
The company expects that while vaccines will be an essential component of future dengue and malaria prevention and control efforts, immunization cannot succeed as a silver bullet solution for either disease.
May 20, 2015 10:33 am
Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights
Researchers have discovered that unique genome sequences allow fish, reptiles, birds and other animals to create a compound that acts as sunscreen.
May 20, 2015 10:02 am
Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope.  Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.
May 18, 2015 3:27 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Cognition improves in older people who eat a plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts, according to rare clinical trial research published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
May 18, 2015 11:42 am
Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter
DNA phenotyping is just starting to be used to track down criminals, generate new leads on cold-case homicides, and put faces to unidentified and missing people. Now in Hong Kong, it’s being used to threaten litterbugs with public shame, according to organizers of a new anti-polluting campaign.
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