Social status helped and hindered by the same behaviors and traits worldwide

Beyond fame and fortune, certain traits and behaviors may have pervasive influence in climbing the social ladder, according to a study by evolutionary psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study of 2,751 individuals in 14 nations identified universally valued qualities, such as intelligence and honesty, that can heighten a person’s social status. […]

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NIH funded research related to every new cancer drug approved from 2010-2016, totals $64B

Federally funded research contributed to the science underlying each of the 59 new cancer drugs approved by the FDA from 2010-2016 according to a study from Bentley University. The article, titled “NIH funding for research underlying new cancer therapies,” suggests that the level of NIH funding for cancer research is substantially higher than previously estimated. […]

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Association between outdoor light at night and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women

Outdoor light at night was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a study published in the International Journal of Cancer. For the study, investigators analyzed residential outdoor light at night estimated from satellite imagery in 1996 and assessed rates of breast cancer over 16 years of follow-up in 186,981 postmenopausal women. Compared […]

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Scientific breakthrough toward treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Scientists at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), and Owerko Centre at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the leading genetic cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study, involving mouse models, shows promise of translating […]

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