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A new anatomical view of the mesentery, which surrounds the lower abdomen, suggests that it should be considered the human body’s 79th organ.

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NIH: Allergen-Exposure Strategy Can Prevent Peanut Allergy

By | January 5, 2017

In light of recent allergen-exposure studies, an agency-sponsored panel has formally recommended early introduction of peanuts in an effort to prevent potentially life-threatening allergies.

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Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

By | January 5, 2017

An investigation of fossilized teeth reveals that some dinosaurs took more than six months to hatch, hindering their abilities to procreate quickly and efficiently.

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China Vows to End Commercial Ivory Trade

By | January 4, 2017

Conservationists declare victory as the country agrees to crack down on domestic ivory sales, which have contributed to the near-extinction of elephant species.

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A literature review of more than 100 studies confirms that microcephaly, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and related conditions are linked to Zika virus infection.

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Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.

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Week in Review: December 26-30

By | January 3, 2017

More anti-CRISPRs; Neanderthal genes in modern humans; a major diabetes retraction; how a dinosaur species lost its teeth; interviews with PLOS and r/science

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Why Obese Mice Prefer To Sit Around All Day

By | January 3, 2017

A study links excess body weight in the rodents with dopamine receptor inactivity and reduced movement.

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Science on Reddit in 2016

By | December 30, 2016

A conversation with Nate Allen, head moderator of r/Science

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Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.

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