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Monday, November 17, 2014

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

ScienceDaily: Most Popular News

Could Depression Actually Be a Form of Infectious Disease?

Posted: 14 Nov 2014 09:43 AM PST

Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to a professor. A new article suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. The article presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms could contribute to the etiology of MDD.

Philae, the ‘Happy Lander’: Instruments delivering images and data from comet's surface

Posted: 13 Nov 2014 04:39 AM PST

Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. First analysis of the touchdown data suggests that the lander bounced twice before settling on the surface of the comet. The lander remains unanchored to the surface, but the instruments are running and are delivering images and data.

Hope for those with social anxiety disorder: You may already be someone's best friend

Posted: 12 Nov 2014 11:48 AM PST

Making friends is often extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder and to make matters worse, people with this disorder tend to assume that the friendships they do have are not of the highest quality. The problem with this perception, suggests new research, is that their friends don't necessarily see it that way.

New natural supplement relieves canine arthritis

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 05:22 AM PST

Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements. Two formulas were developed. The first formula, composed of curcumin, devil's claw, black current, Indian frankincense (Salai), willow bark, pineapple bromelaine and camomile, was developed to treat arthritis-induced inflammation. The second included the same ingredients, plus dietary supplements such as omega 3, chondroitin sulfate and glutamine, and was formulated in the hope that it would promote the regeneration of articulations.

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:03 PM PST

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.

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