Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths

About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.

About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.

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Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Emma Yasinski | Jun 3, 2019
Those with two copies of the Δ32 allele in the CCR5 gene are 21 percent more likely to die by age 76, although it’s not clear why.
Image of the Day: Beached Birds
Image of the Day: Beached Birds
Chia-Yi Hou | May 30, 2019
Biologists recover the bodies of puffins from a mass mortality event.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Jef Akst | May 28, 2019
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
CDC Reports About 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Each Year in the US
CDC Reports About 700 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Each Year in the US
Chia-Yi Hou | May 8, 2019
Black women and Native American women die roughly three times more often than white women, and 60 percent of all maternal deaths may be preventable.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.
Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out
Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 6, 2016
Scientists argue that current medical advances cannot crack Homo sapiens’s natural age limit.
Spice of Life?
Spice of Life?
Tracy Vence | Aug 6, 2015
A large prospective study links the consumption of spicy foods to reduced mortality risk.
Flipped Fat-burning Linked to Cancer Cachexia
Flipped Fat-burning Linked to Cancer Cachexia
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 22, 2014
Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients.
For Whom the Biomarkers Toll?
For Whom the Biomarkers Toll?
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Feb 27, 2014
Study finds that a handful of biological indicators can predict a healthy person’s risk of dying within five years.