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The Genetic Building Blocks Of Height

The Genetic Building Blocks Of Height

A genetic study of 253,288 individuals has helped scientists pinpoint the elusive genes related to height in humans.

Fixing A Protein ‘Transport Hub’ Could Slow Brain Degeneration

Fixing A Protein ‘Transport Hub’ Could Slow Brain Degeneration

A better understanding of how proteins are sorted and transported in the cell could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The extraordinary migratory behavior of Monarch butterflies is largely determined by a single gene, scientists say.

Seeing Cancer With Mantis Shrimp Eyes

Seeing Cancer With Mantis Shrimp Eyes

Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s elegant visual system based on polarized light, scientists have developed a camera that can see cancer.

Supersized Black Hole Found In Ultra Small Galaxy

Supersized Black Hole Found In Ultra Small Galaxy

The discovery of a supermassive black hole in the dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 suggests that such black holes may be more common than currently thought.

Budgies: More Body Aware Than Humans

Budgies: More Body Aware Than Humans

Who are you calling bird brain? It turns out that birds are more precise in navigating their bodies than humans are.

Caffeine Could Help Cancer Survivors Reach Exercise Goals

Caffeine Could Help Cancer Survivors Reach Exercise Goals

Caffeine has been shown to improve exercise capacity and muscle strength in prostate cancer survivors in a small randomized trial.

Fancy A Naturally Caffeine-Free Cuppa?

Fancy A Naturally Caffeine-Free Cuppa?

Armed with the sequence of the coffee genome, scientists could develop coffee varieties that are naturally caffeine-free.

Memory Research Aided By Technique For Tracking Protein Age

Memory Research Aided By Technique For Tracking Protein Age

The ability to track how old a protein is could lead to a better understanding of processes such as learning and memory.

QBI & CAS Team Up To Take On Dementia

QBI & CAS Team Up To Take On Dementia

The joint effort between the Queensland Brain Institute and the Chinese Academy of Sciences will be the largest international research center for dementia.