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Consistency Builds Cohesion in the Animal Kingdom

Oscar Wilde may have considered consistency “the last refuge of the unimaginative” in human behaviour, but when it comes to fish, the element of predictability is critical. Such are the findings of new research led by the University of Bristol, which reveals that fish with consistent personalities are more successful in social groups and better at helping to build tighter shoals.

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Duke Health, Endocrinology, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases, Fatty Liver Disease, Fructose, sugar intake, Molecular Physiology, Chrebp

New Theory on How Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Disease Begin

Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study published Sept. 26 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption -- specifically the sugar fructose -- to a rise in metabolic disease worldwide. The study, conducted in mice and corroborated in human liver samples, unveils a metabolic process that could upend previous ideas about how the body becomes resistant to insulin and eventually develops diabetes.

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NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

New findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show suspected water plumes erupting from Jupiter's icy moon Europa. These observations bolster earlier Hubble work suggesting that Europa is venting water vapor. A team of astronomers, led by William Sparks of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, observed these finger-like projections while viewing Europa's limb as the moon passed in front of Jupiter. The study will be published on Sept. 29 in The Astrophysical Journal.

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Artificial Sweeteners Hit Sour Note with Sketchy Science

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University of Sydney researchers have confirmed widespread bias in industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners, which is potentially misleading millions by overstating their health benefits.

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Rising Ocean Temperatures Threaten Baby Lobsters

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If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support. That’s according to newly published research conducted at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

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Ancestor of Arthropods Had the Mouth of a Penis Worm

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“The mouth is a spitting image of the Sarlacc from Star Wars,” says Bristol University’s Dr Jakob Vinther, referring to the beast with the gaping mouth in the sand dunes of Tatooine in the ‘Return of the Jedi’.

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For Those with Higher Status Jobs, Depression May Be Harder to Treat

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

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Ancient Skeleton Found in Greek Shipwreck Site Could Provide Insight Into the Lives of People Who Lived 2100 Years Ago

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An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.). The shipwreck, which holds the remains of a Greek trading or cargo ship, is located off the Greek island of Antikythera in the Aegean Sea.

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Antarctic Mystery Solved?

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Scientists say ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels

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Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

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A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

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ALMA Uncovers Secrets of Giant Space Blob

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An international team using ALMA, along with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other telescopes, has discovered the true nature of a rare object in the distant Universe called a Lyman-alpha Blob.

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One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer

Molecular composition of multiple tumors shows genomic differences.

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Trophy Hunting of Lions Can Conserve the Species

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Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers from the University’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology have shown.

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Swarms of Magnetic Bacteria Could Be Used to Deliver Drugs to Tumors

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Researchers have recently shown that magnetic bacteria are a promising vehicle for more efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs.

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Progesterone Promotes Healing in the Lung After a Bout of Flu

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Over 100 million women are on hormonal contraceptives. All of them contain some form of progesterone, either alone or in combination with estrogen. A study published on Sept. 15th in PLOS Pathogens reports that treatment with progesterone protects female mice against the consequences of influenza infection by reducing inflammation and improving pulmonary function, primarily through upregulation of amphiregulin in lung cells.

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What’s Happening Beneath Greenland?

An expert comments on a new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet that provides valuable insight on climate change. The research uses unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, the expert explains.

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Stem Cell ‘Heart Patch’ Moves Closer to Clinic

The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to clinical application as scientists from three institutions seek to perfect and test three-dimensional “heart patches” in a large animal model — the last big hurdle before trials in human patients.

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New Comprehensive Approach to Inland Fisheries Management

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Managing inland fisheries in the 21st century presents several obstacles including the need to view fisheries from multiple scales, which usually involves populations and resources spanning sociopolitical boundaries.

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Chemical Exposure Linked to Lower Vitamin D Levels

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.







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