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Problem-solving skills of wild birds linked with Human intelligence genes: study

A Canadian team found several brain genes that make wild birds cleverer than others at foraging for food are linked with those making humans intelligent, which provides an insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 8:22:22

Chinese, American scientists find new way to accelerate wound healing

Chinese and American scientists identified a new immune target that may speed up the healing of skin wounds.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 8:20:32

Researchers identify over 500 genes related to intelligence

Some 538 genes that play a role in intellectual ability have been identified by a team of international researchers, according to a study released Monday by the University of Edinburgh.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:13:50

Study reveals how humans estimate distance from sound sources

A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shed light on a novel mechanism that is employed by humans to estimate their relative distance from sound sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/13 8:13:33

Chinese scientists find key factor activating genome expression in human embryos

Chinese scientists have identified the crucial factor that activates gene expression in human embryos, bringing them a step closer to explaining the mystery of human development at a very early embryonic stage, according to a paper published on the website of the scientific journal, Cell.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 8:48:33

Chinese scientists find facilitator in Zika transmission

Chinese scientists have found that LTRIN, a protein obtained from the salivary glands of Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, facilitates the transmission of the Zika virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 9:06:19

Gene editing enhances cancer immunotherapy: study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used a gene-editing technology called CRISPR to engineer human T cells that can attack human T cell cancers without succumbing to friendly fire.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 8:26:02

Hypertension caused by high salt intake can not be offset by healthy diet: study

A study published on Monday in the journal Hypertension suggested that a healthy diet may not offset the effects of a high salt intake on blood pressure.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:16:14

3D heart models help optimze surgery options for aortic valve replacement

American physicians are using innovative, three dimensional models to improve care for patients receiving aortic valve replacements.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:10:29

Omega fish oil not enhancing school children's reading skills: study

The latest research results showed no evidence that Omega-3 fish oil supplements could help improve the reading ability or memory function of under-performing school children, according to a study released Friday by the University of Birmingham.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 8:06:28