Discoveries for malaria, river blindness win Nobel Prize for Medicine

NOBEL PRIZES: Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis have won ...

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Deer, wolves and other wildlife thriving in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Humans, it seems, are worse than a nuclear disaster. A long-term study of animal populations around Chernobyl has found wildlife to be flourishing in the absence of human activity. A ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Almost one third of cactuses at risk of extinction

CACTUS PREDICTION: Almost a third of cactuses are at risk of extinction because of threats including illegal trade and a spread of farms in arid areas, a new study has found.

17 hours ago from ABC Science

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Fecal mimicry found in seeds that fool dung beetles

( team of researchers with the University of Cape Town and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, both in South Africa, has found an example of a seed from a plant using mimicry to fool ...

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Patients with flu-associated pneumonia less likely to have received flu vaccine

Among children and adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, those with influenza-associated pneumonia, compared with those with pneumonia not associated with influenza, had lower ...

Mon 5 Oct 15 from Medical Xpress

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Why beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Study finds life experiences shape our opinions of attractiveness

Thu 1 Oct 15 from Science Now

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Most worker ants are slackers

Doing nothing appears to be an important job for many ants

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Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Fri 2 Oct 15 from Medical Xpress

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FDA orders safety studies from scope manufacturers

Federal health authorities are ordering manufacturers of specialized medical scopes to study how the reusable devices are cleaned following a series of life-threatening bacterial outbreaks at ...

Mon 5 Oct 15 from Medical Xpress

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Why women aren't getting long-acting contraception when they need it most

Why are 50% of pregnancies unintended in the US? Why are poor women more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy? One reason is that women can't get the kind of birth control they want, when they ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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