News tagged with grandmothers

Grandmas made humans live longer

Computer simulations provide new mathematical support for the "grandmother hypothesis" – a famous theory that humans evolved longer adult lifespans than apes because grandmothers helped feed their grandchildren.

Oct 23, 2012
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Grandparents favor genetically close grandchildren

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research suggests that grandparents naturally and subconsciously favor the grandchildren who are most closely related to them genetically. The phenomenon is called "sexually antagonistic ...

Apr 29, 2010 report
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Implanted tooth helps blind US woman recover sight

A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2009
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'World's oldest blogger' dies in Spain at 97

A Spanish great-grandmother who billed herself as the "world's oldest blogger" and who gained a global following on the Internet, died Thursday at the age of 97, local officials and reports said.

May 21, 2009
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