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08 – 14 October 2018   Same-sex mice have babies Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Find source World's largest rice gene bank secures permanent funding The International Rice Research Institute is home to 136,000 varieties and aims to develop crops resistant to climate …

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01 – 07 October 2018   The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation." Find source Major publishers sue ResearchGate over copyright infringement Elsevier and the American …

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24 – 30 September 2018   HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and Aids. Find source     ‘Severe’ figure manipulation found in studies from leading plant lab Investigation turns up evidence of misconduct in publications from …

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17 – 23 September 2018   1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. Find source 'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking – scientists recommend …

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10 – 16 September 2018   Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones. Find source     Universities are worse than drug companies at reporting clinical trial results A study finds that 89% of clinical trials run by universities and registered …

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03 – 09 September 2018   Probiotics labelled 'quite useless' A group of scientists claim foods that are packed with good bacteria – called probiotics – are almost useless. Find source     Open-access journal editors resign after alleged pressure to publish mediocre papers All 10 senior editors of the journal Nutrients resigned last month, alleging …

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 27 August – 02 September 2018   How to plant a trillion trees As projects to restore woodlands accelerate, researchers are looking for ways to avoid repeating past failures. Find source     Climate change projected to boost insect activity and crop loss, researchers say Scientists report that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise …

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20 – 26 August 2018   First discovery of an ancient-human hybrid Mum’s a Neanderthal, Dad’s a Denisovan: Genetic analysis uncovers a direct descendant of two different groups of early humans. Find source     How sleep loss may contribute to adverse weight gain One night of sleep loss has a tissue-specific impact on the regulation …

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August Issue Published; Vol 5(4)

Advancements in Life Sciences, Volume 5; Issue 4

August issue of ALS is now published. This time, in our multidisciplinary reads, we have featured articles exploring different aspects of 3D Bioprinting for enhanced health care; How forensic matters can be assisted by examining residual light metals found in industry workers’ hairs; Assessing relation of Interleukin-37 with Rheumatoid Arthritis; Report on prevalence of Hepatitis C in pregnant women; Evaluating methanol extract of Moringa oleifera pods on rat liver; …

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13 – 19 August 2018   What Pakistan’s new government means for science The incoming administration promises to use science to alleviate poverty, but it is facing an imminent economic crisis. Find source Wheat’s complex genome finally deciphered Thanks to a decadelong effort, the wheat genome has finally come into sharp focus, speeding the search for genes …

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