Biology and Anatomy News

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12/6/2017
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11/21/2017
11/8/2017
11/2/2017
10/12/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

Study looked at varying populations across Africa

10/4/2017
Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline

Disturbing normal sleep patterns is the main culprit, nutritionists say

9/13/2017
Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses

Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually

8/8/2017
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

6/13/2017
Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients

Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

5/26/2017
Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years

Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds

5/24/2017
Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

5/18/2017
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

4/14/2017
Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

4/4/2017
What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret?

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

3/16/2017
Centuries of Climate May Have Shaped Your Nose

Local temperatures, humidity helped design the human schnozz, research suggests

2/16/2017
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

2/8/2017
Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males

Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

2/2/2017
Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

2/2/2017
Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

1/27/2017
Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

1/18/2017
Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

12/21/2016
'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

12/5/2016
Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players

It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

11/28/2016
Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision

Problem linked to changes in amount of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, researchers say

11/10/2016
Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study

Watching them develop teaches kids about biology, improves their attitude towards science, research finds

10/25/2016
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

5/20/2016
Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

5/20/2016
Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide

Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

5/4/2016
Why Humans Have Bigger Brains

Body fat, metabolism give people an evolutionary edge over other primates, study finds

4/21/2016
Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm

Location of clitoris appears to make all the difference, researchers say

4/13/2016
Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

2/15/2016
Advanced 3D Printer Shows Potential for New Tissues, Organs

Research with rodents suggests it's feasible to create 'human-scale' body parts

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

11/30/2015
Human Brains Aren't Distinctly Male or Female, Study Says

Instead, researchers find 'mosaic' of masculine, feminine traits

10/1/2015
Science Probes Why Beauty Is In Eye of the Beholder

Study of twins offers insight into people's wide-ranging definitions of attractiveness

7/17/2015
Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

7/15/2015
Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

6/15/2015
Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests

But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

4/20/2015
Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

4/11/2015
Sea Creatures Getting Bigger Over Time

Study finds average size of marine animals has increased by 150-fold in last 500 million years

3/31/2015
Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

Discovery could lead to more targeted ways to keep offensive smell at bay

3/3/2015
Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

Researchers size up thousands to arrive at averages

1/13/2015
Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

1/12/2015
'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

Determining how quickly or slowly you process nicotine might be an aid to quitting, study suggests

11/10/2014
Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

But shrinkage seen in brain scans doesn't show impact on functioning, pro-pot experts say

10/29/2014
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/6/2014
It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

9/19/2014
Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money