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New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures

...able in today’s online edition of Current Biology, confirms captive chimpanzees have the capacity to sustain the same kind of multiple-tradition cultures many researchers believe exist in the wild, providing further evidence chimpanzees and humans shared a common ancestor five to six million years ago who had...

Cytomegalovirus exacerbates atherosclerosis through an autoimmune mechanism

...ona and the Institute G. Gaslini in Genova, Italy, confirms the pivotal role played by Cytomegalovirus infecti...phases of the disease. This new study therefore confirms that antibodies directed against Cytomegalovirus-derived proteins purified from patients with corona...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

...ts who live and work in New York City. The study confirms that household smoking restrictions are more strongly associated with better health status than workplace smoking restrictions. "As the policy environment continues to move toward comprehensive protection at the workplace, the household increasingly...

Scientists identify pancreatic cancer stem cells

...or cancer recurrence and metastasis. This study confirms at least one of those concepts, the researchers said. "Our study demonstrates that the very small subset of cells in a human pancreatic tumor that cause the cancer to grow and propagate have stem cell-like features," Simeone said. To look for can...

NIH researchers discover protein that appears to regulate bone mass loss, the cause of osteoporosis

... density. A new study, published online this week, confirms this unexpected connection. CD40 ligand appears to regulate cells that secrete chemicals that block bone metabolism, and the loss of this protein in people with X-linked Hyper IgM Syndrome appears to accelerate bone loss. The next step, say the resea...

Scripps research study shows humans and plants share common regulatory pathway

...tect plants from various pathogens. The study also confirms structural similarities between the Nod1 protein, which plays a pivotal role in the innate immune system’s recognition and response to bacterial infection and members of the R protein family. "There has been a great deal of speculation that R pro...

How trees manage water in arid environments

...pid recovery of this forest when heavy rains begin confirms the tight coupling between the trees and the available soil moisture." In short, winter has a significant impact on the primary growing season for these mountain trees, because moisture is continually available from rain or snow, the tree root zon...

Warming oceans threaten Antarctic glaciers

...rgh’s School of GeoSciences, said: "Our assessment confirms that just one type of glacier in Antarctica is retreating today ?those that are seated in deep submarine basins and flow directly into the oceans. These glaciers are vulnerable to small changes in ocean temperature, such as those that have occurred o...

Researchers find 6,000-year-old fossil evidence

...ed chili peppers, but this archaeological evidence confirms those findings. It also shows us that chili peppers are one of the oldest domesticated food sources in the Americas and that people in distant areas all ate them. This suggests that these groups might have had some type of contact with each other," P...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...rcent increase in nicotine content, said Connolly, confirms recent statements by the US District Court for the District of Columbia that manufacturers have the ability to manipulate addictive additives, and, he said, "it underscores the need for continued surveillance of nicotine delivery in products created ...

Do you hear what i see?

...tivity when the animals watch a video. This study confirms a number of recent findings but contradicts classi...e of The Journal of Neuroscience . "This study confirms that what we used to call the ‘auditory cortex?should really be thought of as much more complex in t...

Quitting smoking reduces risk of lung cancer mortality by 70 percent

...ddition, new research from the Asia-Pacific region confirms that cigarette smoking substantially increases the risk of dying from lung cancer in both Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) and Asia, and importantly highlights the continuing popularity of cigarette smoking across large parts of Asia, including China, whe...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

...ox, a behavioral decision theorist, said the study confirms previous research showing that people are more turned off by losses than they are turned on by gains and it provides, for the first time, neural evidence to support this pattern. "We found for the first time that the neural response to potential l...

A potential biological cause for sudden infant death syndrome

... among the highest in the world. The current study confirms those findings in a third population and, for the first time, pinpoints multiple defects in the serotonin system other than those in serotonin receptors: deficiencies in a particular type of serotonin receptor (called 5HT1A), an abnormally high numbe...

New study: Preterm birth causes one-third of all infant deaths

...of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. "But this research confirms the urgent role preventing preterm birth can play in improving infant mortality in the United States." The U.S. infant mortality rate has declined since 1995 except between 2001 and 2002, when the rate increased for the first time since 1958. In 20...

Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows

New research confirms that sea lice from fish farms kill wild salmon. Up to 95 per cent of the wild juvenile salmon that migrate past fish farms die as a result of sea lice infestation from the farms. The results of the research have been published in the Proceedings of t...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...m pregnancy is likely to be welcome. 'Our study confirms the findings of previous studies which suggest that following a healthy diet, reducing stress and looking after your emotional wellbeing may all play a role in helping women in early pregnancy, or planning a pregnancy, to reduce their risk of miscarr...

Male contraception: One door opens, another closes

...ty of Oxford and an author of those early studies, confirms that the mouse strain is somehow different. He has now tested multiple strains of mice and found some effect, but not enough to produce infertility. "Biology is full of surprises. Clearly in the case of miglustat, a man is not a mouse," he adds. ...

New technology to speed up research into Huntington's disease

...ce was not secondary to motor impairments. It also confirms that mice with HD have cognitive problems that worsen with increasing age. Dr Morton said, "We are very excited about the results from the touchscreen apparatus. For many HD patients, the cognitive and emotional symptoms are as disabling as the m...

Researchers in Montréal and the US create model of key immune-system component

...is team. Their very important breakthrough further confirms the wisdom of the Québec government’s decision to invest in innovation, in this case, genomics, an economic priority for the coming years." Martin Godbout, President and CEO of Genome Canada expressed his satisfaction to see this proteomics resear...

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