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Europe's Last Dancing Bears Sheltered After Years of Abuse

...on Stankov family and its twenty members. Their ancestors had also raised performing bears. "The bears' nails were cut regularly and cutting one nail off a bear hurts like cutting a whole human finger without anaesthesia," Khalil said. His Austrian-based organisation Vier Pfoten (Four Paws), together with F...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

Scientist believe that humans distant ancestors won the battle against the now extinct virus 4 million years ago but it left the human species vulnerable to HIV today. AIDs one of the most dangerous diseases of the present century and one of the most researched one still leaves many questions un...

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

...hey couldn't get respect the conventional way, our ancestors discovered how to act accomplished. The study is published in the June issue of the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science....

Living With Stress

...sors should have endured? Or, for that matter, the ancestors of every living thing on this earth? 'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.' - Charles Darwin To survive the harshest condi...

Color Vision Drove Primates to Develop Red Skin and Hair, Study Finds

...ould statistically deduce the probability of their ancestors having the same traits, as well if any of the traits were correlated with one another. They found that the species that could discern red and orange hues were more likely to develop red and orange skin and hair, as well as highly social habits that...

DNA Link to a Lost Colony

...rchers plan to use cheek swabs taken from possible ancestors to test the paternal and maternal DNA lines. "In our case, with the Lost Colony, the only way we're going to trace who was who and if they survived is to use DNA," Estes said. While DNA will not make any immediate connections beyond living relative...

The Origin of the Brain Lies in a Worm

...l lives in the same environment as the last common ancestors used to and has preserved many ancestral features, including a prototype invertebrate CNS." Arendt and his group investigated how the developing CNS in Platynereis embryos gets subdivided into the regions that later on give rise to the different CN...

Fruit Crop Fungicide Induces Permanent Changes in Mating Behavior

...nstead they showed a preference to male rats whose ancestors were untainted. Their research shows that environmental contamination could affect the evolution of wildlife through changes in mating behavior. Drs.David Crews and Andrea Gore examined mate preference in male and female rats whose great-grandpa...

Falls and Hip Fractures Are Not Inevitable

...nd TV unlike our prehistoric hunting and gathering ancestors who had to walk and climb over rocks and roots during the day. Even when function is reduced or seemingly lost, with training it may be regained, as in “use it and it regenerates.” The following categories are key to relearning strength, coordinat...

How Many Genes Does It Take to Learn? Lessons from Sea Slugs

... neuronal functions were developed in early animal ancestors and remained practically unchanged for more than 530 million years of independent evolution in the lineages leading to men or sea slugs. Moroz and his collaborators uncovered new information that suggest that gene loss in the evolution of the nervo...

Celebrating Christmas With Wine – The Elixir of the God

...nts by up to 30 percent according to Renaud. Our ancestors knew of the advantages of wine when consumed in moderation. In fact alcohol is probably the oldest form of drug. The Apostle Paul suggested to Timothy to drink wine to help his continuous sickness and help his stomach. Benjamin Franklin, a well-kn...

Strong Evidence Suggests Incidence Of Mating Of Ancestors With Neanderthals

...o which could have resulted from the mating of our ancestors with the Neanderthals at some point of time during that era which has resulted eventually in the contribution of beneficial variants into the human genetic pool which have later been passed on to generation next helping to enhance brain function and ...

Link between Fish and Mammal Immune Systems Revealed by Killer B cells

...mmals." About 400 million years ago, the earliest ancestors of modern fish split off of the evolutionary pathway that became the earliest ancestors of modern mammals. In modern mammals, the B cell is a highly adapted part of the immune system chie...

The Fruit Fly to Aid in Cancer Research

...llular defence system evolved in our single-celled ancestors to protect them from viruses. This system, called RNAi, is still present today in humans, plants and animals. Recently, we have learnt how to harness this anti-viral system, so that we can use it to silence the function of any normal or mutant gene a...

Race May Influences Cancer Risk From HPV

...raphical region would infect a woman longer if her ancestors come from the same region. HPV is common infecti...in origin being better suited to infect women with ancestors from the same place even though exact cause is still not known. The findings of the study are in c...

Obesity Passed Onto Children By Ancestors' Smoking And Chewing Betel Nuts

...ion says that the poor health and lifestyle of our ancestors is responsible for the overweight/obesity epidemic that has the society in its grip //. In a study of men who chewed betel nut, it was found that they passed the habit to their sons and grandsons. Barbara Boucher, of the University of London, and c...

Gene Bias: Onomastics of Shared Surnames among Men Reveals Genetic links

...ames as compared to common ones, indicating common ancestors in the family tree. This research opens pathways for genealogists, keen on studying facets of the family tree, and an impetus to the developments in forsenic science. <br...

Overeating Caused By Consuming Too Many Flavors All At Once

... But the survival advantage this trait offered our ancestors is now a disadvantage because we are perpetually exposed to an unprecedented variety of foods. The result is an over-stimulated appetite center, too much eating and weight gain. Another problem, according to Katz, is that the food industry appears t...

Genuine Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

...d were playing. Around two million years ago our ancestors evolved the ability to willfully control facial expressions. It was not long before fake smiles led to fake laughter, which can be used for emphasis in conversations, to relieve fear, to shame others, and for many other purposes. Genuine laughter f...

Respecting Dwarfs- A Lesson To Be Learnt From Ancient Egyptians

...obably, we still have a lot more to learn from our ancestors in terms of respecting disabled individuals and ensuring equal opportunities to them....

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