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Genetic fingerprints of ancient migrations found in modern-day UAE

Scientists found genetic traces of population mixing spanning thousands of years.

Scientists discovered a gene that doubles the risk of death from COVID-19

The higher-risk version of the gene probably prevents the lungs from responding to the virus properly.

People pay attention when they want to, study

Bias amplification is likely driven by “motivated assignment of accuracy” to others’ beliefs.

Nature-based solutions (NbS) are effective against climate change in long term

The analysis suggests that to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future.

Playing video games can be good for your well being

Time spent playing games is positively associated with well-being.

Raised blood pressure and diabetes in mid-life alter brain structure

The higher the pressure, the worse it is.

Social distancing works: Here’s the Maths

According to Dr. Robin Thompson, a junior research fellow in mathematical epidemiology, social distancing can lessen pass-on rates of COVID-19 generously. His mathematical modeling,...

Mat Pilates improve cardiovascular health in young, obese women

Mat Pilates training has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. It has become one of the most widely known wellness routines that emphasize the...

How our brains remember things depends upon how we learn them

Oxford University researchers have discovered that learned knowledge is stored in different brain circuits depending on how we acquire it.

Menopausal hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk for years

A past meta-examination has found that current and recent users of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) were at an increased risk of breast cancer, yet...

Visualising the flow of calcium that makes the heart beat

Scientists at Oxford University have devised a new method that uses protein originally found in marine corals to uncover the effects of genetic errors...

New optical memory cell achieves record data-storage density

In a new study, scientists have created a device that could enable computers that use optics and electrical signals to interact with data. This technique...

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