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Taking fish oil while pregnant not to result in smarter children: Australian study

Taking fish oil supplements while pregnant will not result in smarter children, according to the results of a decade-long study by Australian researchers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 11:37:21

One more reason for broccoli being good for health: researchers

Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs, or lncRNAs.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:52:37

Contagious "laughter" found in New Zealand parrot

It's well known that laughter is contagious in us humans, and now researchers have found that a New Zealand parrot has a similar emotional "play call" that can spread from one individual to another.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 6:20:12

Study identifies cerebellum's previously unknown role

Researchers have found in experiments that neurons within the cerebellum, which literally means "little brain" and is thought to do little more than helping us balance and breathe, respond to and learn to anticipate rewards.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 6:19:51

Advanced computer imaging tech tapped to reconstruct bladder

Researchers have used images from cameras attached to long, flexible instruments called endoscopes and then advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient's bladder.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 10:27:08

UN establishes interagency group to combat resistance to antibiotics

The United Nations announced on Thursday the establishment of the Inter-agency Group on Microbial Resistance to be co-chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 8:01:24

Mouse study shows renewal of balance cells in ear

A new study of healthy adult mice showed a steady renewal of a type of balance cells in the inner ear and the renewal could be accelerated when spurred by an injury.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/16 7:08:04

Chinese, US scientists find protein as HIV inhibitor

Scientists from China and the US have found a protein used against the Zika virus, which could also be used in inhibiting HIV.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 21:58:39

Probiotics may not be better for you, might be bad for cognitive function: Aussie study

Australian scientists have released a report that suggests probiotics may have little, even no benefit if you are already eating a healthy diet.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 11:20:30

Low accuracy found for two tests used to predict preterm birth

Two screening tests often used to predict preterm delivery in first-time pregnancies have been found to have low accuracy and do not appear suitable for widespread screening, a new study suggested Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 8:05:32