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Scientists Identify Genetic Loci For Lynch Syndrome

Scientists can now identify more accurately people at high risk for Lynch Syndrome, an inherited, familial condition that increases the risk of bowel and endometrial cancer.

Baby Boys Prefer Dolls To Trucks

Infants of both sexes are most interested in objects with faces, contrary to common belief that boys prefer more “macho” vehicle and construction toys.

Obesity Gene Affects Hip Fracture Risk

Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women.

Chinese Herb May Help In Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers have found that a Chinese herb known as Ji-Sui-Kang (JSK) improved spinal cord injury outcomes in rats.

Night Owls More Likely To Be Anti-Social, Study

A study has found that people who stay up late at night are more likely to display anti-social personality traits.

Iodine In Bread Insufficient For Pregnant Women

Research shows that iodized salt found in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children.

Australia-China Joint Water Research Center Launched In Beijing

A new joint research center between Australia and China will address water resources management issues faced by both countries.

Sitting Down For Too Long Linked To Chronic Disease, Study

A new study has linked sitting down for more than four hours of each day to chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Not Sure If Gene Sequence Is Correct? Do A Spell Check!

Researchers have developed a new bioinformatics tool to 'spell check' gene sequences and help biologists better understand the natural world.

Study Looks At Ballroom Dancing Classes To Prevent Falls In Elderly

University of Sydney researchers say that twice weekly ballroom dancing classes have the potential to reduce the incidence of falls for elderly Australians by as much as 37 percent.