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Unsurprising surprise: Over 99 percent of microbes inside us unknown to science

In what may be called an unsurprising surprise, a survey of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than previously known and more than 99 percent of them has never been seen before.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:48:57

Finnish researchers develop cold-tolerant yeast strains for improving quality of cider, wine

Technical Research Center of Finland, VTT said that it has developed new cold-tolerant hybrid strains, which enable fermentation at lower and higher temperatures than usual for producing cider and wine.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:41:57

High vitamin B intake linked to lung cancer in men: study

Men who took too much vitamin B6 and B12 supplements, especially those who smoke, had a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer, a new study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:39:00

New research looks at whales' ability to modulate calls

New research may explain a gradual lowering of the frequency of blue whale calls documented by scientists for the past two decades, but hardly explains why the largest animals to have ever lived on Earth make the change.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 7:36:46

Study identifies two-step process leading to cell immortalization, cancer

A group of university researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area has identified a two-step process that leads to cell immortalization as well as cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 8:53:20

Calorie levels in children foods targeted in new attack on obesity

Britain's Department of Health announced Friday funding of 6.5 million US dollars for a new obesity policy research unit at the University College London (UCL).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:45:33

Frozen mother waits for science to resurrect her

Zhan Wenlian's husband and son did not discuss whether to bury her ashes in a cemetery or scatter them at sea. Instead, they had her body frozen, hoping future technology will someday return her to them.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 13:44:16

Study calls for protective measures against pig-to-person flu spread

Researchers in the United States suggest that protective measures make good sense for both the animals and humans as the spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 8:14:36

Researchers identify seven 100 million-year-old specimens of new flowers

Two researchers have reported, in a single study, that they found seven complete flowers, all 100 million years old, in their fossilized form.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 14:16:09

Research shows oil workers at increased risk of skin cancer

New research has shown that oil workers who have had direct contact with crude oil and benzene have a much greater risk of developing skin cancer, public broadcaster NRK reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 8:09:56