Seven Days in Life

09 – 15 October 2017 Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (09 - 15 October 2017)


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADeadly plague epidemic rages in Madagascar
An epidemic of the deadliest form of plague, pneumonic, has hit major cities and towns in Madagascar. Till now 343 people had been infected and 42 died, and numbers are rising rapidly.
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opeGerman researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access
Five leading German scientists have resigned from their editorial positions at journals published by Elsevier, the latest step in a battle over open-access and subscription policies. 
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maleMale scientists share more
Male scientists are more likely to share their published work than are women — but only with other men, a study of hundreds of researchers has found. 
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racesNew gene variants reveal the evolution of human skin color
Researchers have identified genes that help create diverse skin tones, such as those seen in the different races of Africa. 
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lifespanLearning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.
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