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Researchers discover genetic mechanism associated with autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions
Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have unraveled a mechanism shared by mutations in the genes ADNP and SHANK3, which cause autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions. The researchers also found that an experimental drug previously developed in their lab is effective in lab models for these...
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New 27 rice varieties developed to suit different climatic conditions of India
In a big push for economic gains through higher productivity for rice growers in India, scientists have developed new rice varieties that suit the different environments of different growing regions in the country and give higher yields. After a series of on-farm trials (OFT) across four...
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Monkeypox isn’t the disease we should be worried about | John Vidal
Climate change is likely to exacerbate the rapid spread of viruses and pathogens as humans encroach on the natural world In the past three weeks there have been nearly 100 cases and 18 human deaths from a rare tick-borne disease in Iraq; a fourth case of the Ebola virus and more than 100 cases of...
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Spell It: Discover the world’s most isolated tribes
Imagine never even hearing of the internet, or of cars and buses, or even the mobile phone. There exist people around the world, for whom time remains untouched by technology or modern progress. Click start to play today’s Spell It, where you can create the word “tribe” with the letters provided....
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Google Chrome only blocking a quarter of phishing websites, researchers claim
A new study by...
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Planets of binary stars: Targets in the search for alien life
Planetary systems around stars the size of our sun are obvious targets for astronomers trying to locate extraterrestrial life forms, and nearly every second star in that category is a binary star. New research from Denmark and the University of Michigan indicates that planetary systems are formed in...
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Dementia diagnosis often comes as part of costly crisis
Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another kind of dementia is never pleasant – but a new study shows that when and how someone’s cognitive issues come to light can also make a big difference in their health care costs. The study, from a University of Michigan team, uses long-term data...
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Climate action on CO2 emissions alone won’t prevent extreme warming - study
May 23 (Reuters) - To control climate change, the world must go beyond cutting carbon dioxide emissions and curb lesser-known pollutants such as nitrous oxide playing a key role in warming the planet, new research suggests. Decades of global climate discussions have focused on CO2 emissions, which...
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Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to boost vitamin D levels
Scientists have created genetically edited tomatoes containing as much provitamin D3 – the precursor to vitamin D – as two eggs or a tablespoon of tuna. Outdoor field trials of the tomatoes are expected to begin in the UK next month, and if successful, could provide an important new dietary source...
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Boeing docks crew capsule to space station for first time
With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule has pulled up and parked at the International Space Station for the first time, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival, Nasa has finally realised its long-time effort to have crew capsules...
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