For Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, the oldest woman who ever, she swore by two life secrets: A daily serving of herring and a glass of OJ. Yet scientists have discovered so much more behind her remarkably healthy life and crystal-clear cognition.
The male chromosome in humans, the Y chromosome, has had a history of dramatic genetic decay. Despite this, though, it's managed to preserve a small set of genes. Now, researchers have found that these genes ensure not only the chromosome's survival, but also the survival of men in general.
We all know that while there are many differences between men and women, the main element boils down to the genome: the Y chromosome. Now, though, researchers have found exactly when the Y chromosome first emerged in our evolutionary history, revealing a bit more about men.
Exposing children to violent video games and T.V. programs has been a subject of debate over the past few decades. New game consoles and network T.V. have featured easier access to such violence and it has become a more prevalent issue.
Many scientists have questioned the bottle gourd’s presence in North and South America, particularly because there are no wild versions that grow on this side of the world. Now, scientists may have the answer.
Asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) are the most common drugs to treat the lung disease, but they may cause life-threatening side effects within a small subgroup of asthma patients, a recent study revealed.
A neuroscientist from Amsterdam University claims that a pregnant women's lifestyle has a great impact on the unborn child's IQ and sexuality.
Scientists have made an important discovery in dairy cattle. They've found a mutation that has a positive effect on milk yield, but causes embryonic death in dairy cattle. The findings could help explain a dilemma in dairy cattle breeding--the negative correlation between fertility and milk producti...
Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.
It turns out that differences in educational achievement depends more on genetics than the environment. Scientists have discovered that while teachers, schools and families do play a role in how well a student does, their genes are more important at the end of the day.
Talent is unfair. One can quibble about what it actually is. But there is little doubt that it is something that emerges not just from the genes but also from their interaction with the environment. Different people are born with different aptitudes for different things. Some of these aptitudes help...