New species of stiletto snake capable of sideways strikes discovered in West Africa

IMAGE: Close up of the the first discovered specimen of the newly described species (Atractaspis branchi or Branch’s Stiletto Snake) in its natural habitat. view more  Following a series of recent surveys in north-western Liberia and south-eastern Guinea, an international team of researchers found three stiletto snakes which were later identified as a species previously unknown…

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New genetic data on 50,000 UK Biobank participants available to global health research

A vast tranche of new UK Biobank genetic data becomes available to health researchers today, offering an unprecedented resource to enhance understanding of human biology and aid in therapeutic discovery. The exome sequence data of 50,000 UK Biobank participants were generated at the Regeneron Genetics Center through a collaboration between UK Biobank, Regeneron (US) and…

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Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, Rutgers study says

Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Toxicology, found that early in the first trimester and late in the third trimester were critical windows during which pollutants most affect the mother’s and fetus’ cardiovascular…

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Computer kidney could provide safer tests for new medications

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 — A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney. The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work. It will also enable researchers to better learn…

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Researchers discover new nitrogen source in Arctic

IMAGE: The research vessel Sikuliaq navigates ice during an expedition to study nitrogen processes. Researchers have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential element… view more  Credit: Kim Kenny Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential element nitrogen newly available in the…

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How TikTok Is Rewriting the World

Hello, person who is, statistically speaking, a human adult aged approximately “millennial” to “boomer.” The analytics suggest a high likelihood that you’re aware there is an app named TikTok, and a similarly high likelihood that you’re not totally sure what it’s all about. Maybe you asked someone younger in your life, and they tried to…

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Medical News Today: Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects

Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact. Controlling stress is important to reducing its negative consequences. Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives. Sometimes, stress can be a positive force and lead to positive outcomes. However,…

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How yo-yo dieting impacts women’s heart health

New research reveals worrying associations between yo-yo dieting and seven well-established markers of cardiovascular health. New research looks into how yo-yo dieting may affect a woman’s cardiovascular health. As if losing weight wasn’t hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up…

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Elizabeth Schoenbach, Brandon Baron

Elizabeth Amanda Schoenbach and Brandon Eric Baron were married March 9 at the Pierre Hotel in New York. Rabbi Douglas Sagal officiated with Cantor Martha Novick taking part. Mrs. Baron, 27, is a psychotherapist at the Motherhood Center in New York, which specializes in women’s mental health. She graduated, cum laude, from Syracuse and received…

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