Tag Archives: genetics

Avoid Obesity in Five Easy Steps; Eat Less, Exercise More

Eating less is not the only solution to prevent obesity, however it plays a major role in maintaining a healthy body weight. People under 25 are often seen complaining about their weight gain, the major reason of this is because of our lifestyle and environment. Youths are exposed to environmental pollutants, timing of food intake(which is the most important factor ...

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Genetic studies link indigenous Amazon dwellers to Australasia

Native Americans living in the Amazon bear an unexpected genetic connection to indigenous people in Australasia, suggesting a previously unknown wave of migration to the Americas thousands of years ago, a new study has found. "It’s incredibly surprising," said David Reich of Harvard Medical School. "There’s a strong working model in archaeology and genetics, of which I have been a ...

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Too much male attention ruins pretty females: New Study

One of the biggest perk of being beautiful is getting overwhelming attention. And mostly every attractive person enjoys that. However, according to a new study by Australian and Canadian researchers on fruit flies, excessive male sexual attention ruins pretty females. Steve Chenoweth who is the associate professor of the University of Queensland’s School of Biological Sciences stated the study projected ...

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Scientists reveal why Parrots are such great vocal imitators

Do you have a parrot that speaks in an exact tone like you and repeats every word perfectly after you? It is insane in fact, but while you must be wondering how they are able to do that, a group of international scientists led by researchers from Duke University has got the answer. A study reported in June 24 by ...

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Creative, Genius People Slip Into Mental Illness Easily

There is a genetic link between creativity and madness or mental illness and those who are creative are prone to develop schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, said a new study reiterating one of the old beliefs in the world that geniuses have a streak of mental tweak in brain. From the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to Van Gogh, several creative people ...

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35000-Year-Old Dog Bone Shows Earliest Evidence of Man-Dog Friendship

Dogs shed their lineage with the wolf 30,000 years ago and became the best friend to humans 27,000 to 40,000 years ago, said a new study, setting aside previous estimates at 16,000 years ago. The genome from the wolf from Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia, dated 35,000 years ago, shows that the most recent common ancestor of modern wolves and dogs ...

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Ancient DNA Shows Europeans had sex with Neanderthals

According to a study, there is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, suggesting mating between the Europeans and the ancient Neanderthals. This finding suggests that a complex network of sexual exchange may have existed across Europe over the past 50,000 years, and also helps to pinpoint when humans interbred with Neanderthals, the closest extinct ...

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