Antarctic Ice Loss
Increasing amounts of ice mass have been lost from West Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula over the past ten years, according to research from the University of Bristol and published online this week in ...
Study locates cholesterol genes; finds surprises about good, bad cholesterol
An international study of 20,000 people found seven new genes that influence blood cholesterol levels, a major factor in heart disease, and confirmed 11 other genes previously thought to influence cholesterol.
Scientists associate 6 new genetic variants with heart disease risk factor
Using new techniques for rapidly scanning the human genome, researchers have associated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, two fats in the blood, to 18 genetic variants, six of which represent new DNA regions never ...
New genetic variants associated with lipid levels, risk for coronary artery disease
Environmental and genetic factors influence a person’s blood fat, or lipid levels, important risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). While there is some understanding of the environmental contribution, the role ...
Study suggests genetic connection between short stature and arthritis
Common genetic variants linked to arthritis may also play a role in human height, a new study shows. The international study was co-led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The journal Nature Genetics will p ...
Researchers uncover new piece to the puzzle of human height
In studies involving more than 35,000 people and a survey across the entire human genome, an international team supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found evidence that common genetic variants ...
Researchers create beating heart in laboratory
University of Minnesota researchers have created a beating heart in the laboratory. By using a process called whole organ decellularization, scientists from the University of Minnesota Center for Cardiovascular Repair grew ...
Highest Antarctic icecap peak reached
A Chinese team culminated a 21-day quest to scale the highest peak on the Antarctic icecap Saturday when the 17 scientists reached the top of Dome A.
Fort Lauderdale must dim light for turtles
Florida environmental officials have ordered Fort Lauderdale to make its beachfront lighting turtle friendly.
Invasive beetle attacks redbay trees
A beetle imported from Asia is spreading around the southeast United States, leaving dead and dying redbay trees in its wake.
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