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Thursday 29 January, 2015

New legless, snake-like amphibian discovered in Cambodia

legless, snake like new species

Scientists have discovered a new species of legless amphibian in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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How brain stimulates body to burn ‘bad’ fat

A team of Australian researchers has uncovered the action of two naturally occurring hormones along with brain signals that assist in the shedding of excess fat  More...

J. Douglas Crawford 
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By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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How the brain maps visual targets

York university researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have discovered how a map in the mid-brain region remembers the location of visual targets even as the eyes follow another object  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Brain chemical makes humans more patient

The brain chemical serotonin that is widely targeted to treat depression also helps humans have patience in life  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Bone stem cells may regenerate bones and cartilage

Indian-American researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has identified stem cells that are capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage in bone marrow of mice  More...

Stone Age man
By BioNews On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools: Study

Researchers from University of Montreal have discovered a multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era,  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Scientists stamp squirrel monkeys as rare species

A study has resolved a long-standing dispute concerning a small number of black-headed squirrel monkeys (Saimiri vanzolinii), which are found only in an isolated part of Brazil  More...

Stone tools used by our oldest hominin ancestors 2.5 million years ago are believed to have sparked the evolution of human communication (Illustration by Jay Matternes)
Picture credit: University of Berkeley
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Ancient stone tools shaped human communication too

The world’s oldest butchering tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication, suggests a new study, adding that teaching — and perhaps even a primitive proto-language  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until 66 m years ago

Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until the asteroid impact that wiped them out 66 million years ago  More...

TRIM 28 retroviruses
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Inherited viruses make us smarter

Long thought to be “junk DNA” of no real use, millions of years old inherited viruses actually play  More...