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Category: Human Body

Lover’s Touch Synchronises Heartbeat Rate & Eases Pain

S u m m a r y : With a lover’s magical touch, pain subsides as the hearts and breathing of both partners synchronise, shows a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Analgesic Touch Researchers from Colorado University have discovered a new way to ease one’s pain—an empathetic lover’s touch. It works through

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Preference to Certain Diets Changes DNA

Summary: Shifts in diets 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that coded for a preference for dietary trends of that time, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The findings might help researchers to build custom-made diets based on a person’s genome to boost health, and protect from disease,

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Tobacco Smoking Causes DNA Damage

Summary: The DNA damage done by tobacco smoking has been shown at high resolution throughout the genome in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Cigarette smoking is extremely harmful down to the DNA—a fact that scientists have known for years now. However, for the first time, a

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Type I Diabetes Cured With BCG Vaccine

Type I diabetes might be reversed with the BCG vaccine, suggests new findings presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. The vaccine known as bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has been tested on type I diabetes in an FDA-approved clinical trial. Diabetes type I, unlike diabetes type II, is an autoimmune disease whereby

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Mind-Reading Genes Exist, Says Science!

Genes affect the ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes, suggests a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The eyes are the door to the mind, and reading a person’s thoughts and emotions through them is influenced by DNA. Sci-fi much?! Actually, University of Cambridge researchers had developed a ‘Reading the

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Cancer Cells Plot Together To Resist Chemotherapy

Cancer cells will plot together to resist chemotherapy, and to survive, suggests new research. The findings are published in the journal Science Signaling. Cancer cells are loyal to each other: they will send signals to others of their kind to protect their ‘life’, says the new study conducted by a team of researchers from University

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The Nose Remembers: Nasal Memory for Flus

Immune cells in the nose remember past viruses, and attack them accordingly, shows a new study published in Science Immunology. The nose of mice remembers: specific immune cells in their nasal tissues were found with the ability to remember, and thus swiftly attack, influenza viruses that had previously infected them. The immune system has a

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Your Brain Detects Disease In Others Even Before They Become Sick!

The human brain can detect diseases in other people even before they manifest—individuals can, thus, better avoid infection, suggests a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Humans are endowed with a brain that comes with great faculties. The organ now appears to be even better at detecting and avoiding

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Sherpas: Superhuman Mountain Climbers of Himalaya

Sherpa people, an ethnic group of Nepalese Himalayas, demonstrate the ability of living at altitudes so high that normal humans would not be able to bear. How do they do this? New findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, unveil the mystery. Sherpas are ‘superhuman’ mountain climbers who can live at extremely

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Dieting Doesn’t Work Because Your Brain Limits Fat Burning

Your brain doesn’t let you burn fat when you’re dieting because it is protecting you from a scarcity of food by preventing you from getting rid of those calories! Or so suggests a new study published in eLife. Losing weight is no easy task, and many will attest to the fact that dieting will, sometimes,

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3D-Printed Ovaries Produce Healthy Offspring

3D-printed mouse ovaries have produced healthy offspring. The new findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. 3D printing has taken the development of prosthetics to a whole new level, and it has now led to the creation of ovaries that have produced healthy offspring, a scientific breakthrough that promises to combat infertility problems like never

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Lung Organoids Grown in Laboratory

Human lung organoids have been grown in laboratory, a big step forward towards gaining a better understanding of respiratory diseases. The new findings are published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. The lung organoids are tiny, 3D tissues consisting of different types of cells. The structure was made from human pluripotent stem cells; the latter

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