A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle has been described in a new paper. The Mesoamerican adult beetle tends to be somewhat larger than the southern pine beetle, and the holes where they enter the tree's bark exude more resin, producing bigger “pitch tubes.” Field observations suggest that the new species attacks trees shortly after southern pine beetle, colonizing the lower …
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New Mesoamerican pine beetle described by scientists
In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California led a global consortium of 190 institutions to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brain an average of three years. The discovery could lead to targeted therapies and interventions for Alzheimer's disease, autism and other …
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ENIGMA scientists discover eight genetic mutations that may erode or boost brain tissue
( University of Southern California ) About 300 scientists used more than 30,000 brain scans and DNA samples to find eight gene mutations that affect the size of specific parts of the brain.
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USC neuroscientists lead global ENIGMA consortium to crack brain's genetic code
( University of Southern California – Health Sciences ) New research from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California bolsters evidence that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contribute to the development of obesity.
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Research links tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution with childhood obesity
Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute have made a discovery that could prolong the life of people living with glioblastoma – the most aggressive type of brain cancer. Samuel Weiss, PhD, Professor and Director of the HBI, and Research Assistant Professor Artee Luchman, PhD, and colleagues, published their work today in …
The rise of “scientism,” in which science is uncritically treated as a religion, holding the power to decide ethical questions, was predicted by famous 20th century Christian author C.S.
( University of Southern California – Health Sciences ) Keck Medicine of USC scientists have discovered new clues about a drug instrumental in treating a certain blood cancer that may provide important targets for researchers searching for cures.
( University of Southern California – Health Sciences ) An international data study co-led by Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California scientists and researchers in the United Kingdom has revealed 23 new genetic susceptibility locations indicating risk for prostate cancer.
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International study identifies new genetic variants indicating risk for prostate cancer