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A large study found a strange link between eating fish and skin cancer

More than 3 billion people around the world depend on fish for food. Fish is a preferred source of protein and healthy fats in highly recommended diets, such as the Mediterranean and Nordic diets. But new research suggests that, as with all things, overindulging in good fish can also be bad. A large, long-term study …

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Scientists have discovered surprising differences in neurons between primates and non-primates

Scientists who have taken a closer look at the structure of neurons in the brain have discovered a key structural difference between primates and non-primates in cortical neurons – the cells that are part of the brain. The results give us more insight into these more complex organs, and how the shape and function of …

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Study Says Neurotoxin ‘Toxic Flowers’ Could Be the Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque

Alzheimer’s disease has long frustrated our best efforts to identify its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that “poisonous flowers” swollen with cellular debris could be the root source of one of the hallmarks of this wretched disease and a pretty sinister sign of the failure of the waste disposal system within …

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A census of 140,000 galaxies has revealed a surprising fact about their stars

How many types of stars live in other galaxies? It seems like a simple question, but it’s hard to define because astronomers have a hard time estimating star clusters in distant galaxies. A team of astronomers has now completed a count of more than 140,000 galaxies and found that more distant galaxies tend to have …

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A huge new study confirms that being tall puts you at risk of a host of diseases

Placing head and shoulders above the crowd has its perks — but those extra inches can come at a price. According to a new study, being tall is primarily associated with a number of diseases, from varicose veins to peripheral nerve damage. An international team of researchers compared measures of height, both genetic and physical, …

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