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DNA study finds 20 percent of Russians related to Queen of England

Every fifth contemporary Russian is related to the British Royal House of Windsor, and such a wide spread of the noble genes amongst Russians might be attributed to the extensive blood ties between Imperial Russia’s nobility and their European counterparts, and the social chaos entailing the Russian Revolution 100 years ago.
Source: | 2017/6/28 22:05:43

Genes that cause deadly artery disease also increase fertility: Australian study

Genes that cause coronary artery disease (CAD) can also contribute to greater fertility in women, an Australian study has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 13:21:38

Study identifies elevated rate of autism symptoms in children with tourette syndrome

A study led by the University of California, San Francisco, indicates that around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 8:26:12

Kidney-on-a-chip to help study, treat kidney conditions

Researchers with the University of Washington (UW), in collaboration with the Seattle-based organ-on-a-chip company, Nortis, have been developing the "kidney-on-a chip," a laboratory model for understanding how kidney is affected by drugs, toxins and environmental exposures.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 8:25:49

Scientists battle storms in mission to study Greenland shark

The day a team of international scientists had a close encounter with one of the world's longest living predators was captured in a video released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:20:21

Stanford researchers experiment using photosynthesis to help damaged heart

US researchers have found that by injecting a type of bacteria into the hearts of anesthestized rats with cardiac disease, then using light to trigger photosynthesis, they were able to increase the flow of oxygen and improve heart function.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/21 8:48:00

Indian researcher discovers 4 new frog species

An Indian researcher claims to have discovered at least four new species of burrowing frogs in the country's Western Ghats region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 16:22:58

Obese mothers boost risk for major birth defects: study

Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart and genitals, according to a study published on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 23:03:40

Aussie research uncovers how European ground-spiders take on larger prey

New Australian research on Thursday uncovered that European ground-spiders ambush and fire super silk instead of waiting for unlucky prey to get caught in their trap.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 13:25:59

Scientists kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes with genetically engineered fungi

A genetically engineered fungus, designed to produce toxins from spiders and scorpions, could effectively kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study released Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 8:00:55