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Seafood Poisoning Bug Thwarts a Key Host Defense by Attacking the Cell’s Cytoskeleton

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The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell’s skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

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Cancer Cells May Streamline Their Genomes in Order to Proliferate More Easily

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Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. The study, conducted in both human and mouse cells, shows that cancer genomes lose copies of repetitive sequences known as ribosomal DNA. While downsizing might enable these cells to replicate faster, it also seems to render them less able to withstand DNA damage.

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Children, Parenting, parenting child care, Childcare, Single Parent Families, Single Parent, Single Parent Family, Wellbeing, Satisfaction, Relationships, Health, Happiness, happiness and parents, Employment, Research, Psychology, Psychologist, Warwick, UK, University of Warwick

Adulthood Wellbeing Lower for Single-Parent Kids – New Research

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People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

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Sociality, Altruism, Cooperative Breeding, Babysitting

How Did Bird Babysitting Co-Ops Evolve?

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It's easy to make up a story to explain an evolved trait; proving that's what happened is much harder. Here scientists test ideas about cooperative breeding in birds and find a solution that resolves earlier disagreements.

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New Measures of Aging May Show 70 Is the New 60

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A new Stony Brook University-led study uses new measures of aging to scientifically illustrate that one’s actual age is not necessarily the best measure of human aging itself, particularly in relation to population aging.

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Study Finds Chimpanzees and Humans Console Victims of Aggression in Similar Ways

The new study is the first to observe consolation in adult humans. Researchers analyzed surveillance camera footage of the immediate aftermath of 22 nonfatal robberies to observe the behaviors and characteristics of victims and bystanders — knowledge that helps correct the impression that humans are aggressive by nature and peaceful by culture.

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Scientists Discover Mechanism Behind Mosquito-Borne-Disease 'Blocker' Used to Fight Viruses

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Indiana University researchers discovered a key biological mechanism that could explain why mosquitoes infected Wolbachia bacteria are unable to transmit diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika.

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Heroin’s Use Rising, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

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Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Review of Appendix Cancer Cases Finds Over Diagnosis

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Lesions of the appendix are being over diagnosed as invasive cancer, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers in a paper published June 7 in the journal PLOS ONE.







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