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  • Kangaroo relative may have walked around ancient Australia on two feet

    Kangaroo relative may have walked around ancient Australia on two feet
    A giant kangaroo relative that lived 100,000 years ago may have used its hind two legs for walking, not hopping, according to a new study. And by "walking," the authors of the paper mean real bipedal walking -- upright, on two feet. Kind of like you and...
  • Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer

    Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer
    About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...
  • Make it tea time to boost cancer protection

    Make it tea time to boost cancer protection
    Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, after water — and one of the oldest medicinal brews. For the past 5,000 years, tea was believed to purify the body and preserve the mind. A large body of scientific evidence, including over 3,000...
  • Ebola researcher not surprised by transmission of virus to health care workers

    PITTSBURGH Amy L. Hartman did breakthrough Ebola research one decade ago and joined a CDC team that helped bring the 2005 Marburg virus outbreak under control in Angola. So the University of Pittsburgh doctor of virology and research manager at the...
  • Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus

    Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus
    Public health experts and animal lovers are carefully monitoring the health of a Dallas-area resident who may have had close contact with Nina Pham, the nurse being treated for Ebola virus disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. So far, there are...
  • Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance

    Source: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. whatdoctorsknow.com ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Researchers have found evidence that soil bacteria don't share drug-resistance genes as often as infectious bacteria. The implications could be...
  • Local mountain lions dwindling, roads and inbreeding endangering them further

    If land managers, transportation planners and wildlife officials don't act soon, according to a recently released study, Orange County, Calif. could lose the last of its mountain lions. Already, the population has dropped to fewer than 20, scientists...
  • Senior Focus: Exercise, eat right, look to the future to thwart Alzheimer's

    With the passing of each month I become more convinced that the key to preventing Alzheimer's disease is physical exercise and a Mediterranean diet with lots of extra virgin olive oil. The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive...
  • Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe

    Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe
    Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a dark universe its first rays of light. The galaxy...
  • No 'best practices' could guarantee Maryland's safety if fracking is allowed [Letter]

    No 'best practices' could guarantee Maryland's safety if fracking is allowed [Letter]
    Your editorial of Oct. 4 regarding the release by Maryland environmental regulators of a "risk analysis" for potential shale gas development did not note that the risk analysis was conducted before release in September of Maryland's health study. It...
  • Stop the hop: for huge ancient kangaroos, hopping was dicey

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kangaroos hop, right? Well, not all of them. Scientists said on Wednesday that a biomechanical and statistical analysis of fossil bones of a group of huge extinct kangaroos shows that the largest of the bunch in all likelihood...