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Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress

Study shows that short, easy-to-apply relaxation techniques can activate the body's regenerative system for fighting stress -- offering new perspective on how we can treat stress-related disease

Invasive shrimp-sucking parasite continues northward Pacific expansion

Researchers have identified an invasive blood-sucking parasite on mud shrimp in the waters of British Columbia's Calvert Island. The discovery represents the northern-most record of the parasite on the West Coast and is likely an indication of its ability to spread without human transport.

Wildfire on the rise since 1984 in Northern California's coastal ranges

High-severity wildfires in northern coastal California have been increasing by about 10 percent per decade since 1984, according to a new study.

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago

Using high resolution paleoecological information obtained from fossilized footprints, a new study presents ~120 thousand-year-old human and animal footprints from an ancient lake bed in northern Arabia. These findings represent the earliest evidence for humans in this part of the world and show that human and animal movements and landscape use were...

Shift in West African wildmeat trade suggests erosion of cultural taboos

New research has demonstrated a clear fluctuation in the trade of wildmeat in and around the High Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa.

Uncovering the clock that sets the speed of embryo development

Why do pregnancies last longer in some species than others? Researchers have found the clock that sets the speed of embryonic development and discovered the mechanism is based on how proteins are made and dismantled. The study could also help us understand how different mammals evolved from one another and help refine methods for regenerative medicine.

Humans develop more slowly than mice because our chemistry is different

Scientists have found that the 'segmentation clock' -- a genetic network that governs the body pattern formation of embryos -- progresses more slowly in humans than in mice because the biochemical reactions are slower in human cells. The differences in the speeds of biochemical reactions may underlie differences between species in the tempo of development.

Many practitioners are not prescribing HIV prevention medication

Only about 54% of medical practitioners surveyed say they have prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to HIV-vulnerable patients, according to a new study.

New method adds and subtracts for sustainability's true measure

Policies around the world seek clear paths to sustainability, but it takes a broad look to know their true impact.

The Phish scale: New tool helps IT staff see why users click on fraudulent emails

Researcher have developed a new tool called the Phish Scale that could help organizations better train their employees to avoid a particularly dangerous form of cyber attack known as phishing.

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