There’s a Much Better Option Than Pap Smears For Detecting Cancer, Evidence Shows

A positive result means it’s time for a closer look, one that could mean identifying precancerous cells that would otherwise be missed.

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Tantalizing Clues Point to Inflammation’s Role in an Array of Diseases

That finding still needs to be confirmed with more research. But lead investigator Dr. Paul Ridker, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said he saw the trial as a clear indication of inflammation’s role in spurring cancer growth. The

New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

Will another planet be added to the list of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in our Solar System? Credit: NASA Last year, astronomers announced the existence … Continue reading New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

We’ve been swapping DNA for a long time. A femur discovered in a cave in southwestern Germany has provided researchers with firm evidence that a small population of humans left … Continue reading New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase in neural signal diversity – … Continue reading First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

Elephants’ ‘body awareness’ adds to increasing evidence of their intelligence

Elephant. Credit: Picture by Yathin S Krishnappa. Licensed under CCBY-SA3.0 Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence … Continue reading Elephants’ ‘body awareness’ adds to increasing evidence of their intelligence

B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The image shows two levels of … Continue reading B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

Even after someone is declared dead, life continues in the body, suggests a surprising new study with important implications. Gene expression — when information stored in DNA is converted into … Continue reading Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational studies and meta-analyses, … Continue reading Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism