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More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:36 EDT

Biologist leads pioneering study on stress

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A biologist conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to increased prevention and treatment of stress-related di...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:35 EDT

Genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children

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A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a new study. The findings could help break the logjam in the treatment of this deadly disease, which hasn't seen a significant medical breakt...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:55 EDT

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more

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Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more - and may contribute to weight problems, a new study has found. The research also found that how snacks are presented (in a large or small container) has little...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:55 EDT

Sustainable land management key to reducing Amazon wildfires

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The unrelenting deforestation of the Amazon region could lead to a dramatic increase to the risk of destructive wildfire outbreaks, research has shown....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:21 EDT

Shedding light on darker parts of our genetic heritage

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More than half of our genome consists of transposons, DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses. Transposons are normally silenced by a process known as DNA methylation, but their activation can lead to serious diseases. Very little ...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:21 EDT