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NASA report details dark period in American history but finds no direct evidence Webb fired people for their sexual orientation

NASA report details dark period in American history but finds no direct evidence Webb fired people for their sexual orientation

NASA has announced the release of the James Webb History Report, a document detailing their investigation of the Next Generation Space Telescope’s namesake which headed into space on December 25, 2021. Months before its launch, the observatory was the subject of controversy when it was revealed that Webb was involved in the so-called “Lavender Scare”. …

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High blood pressure may contribute to neurotic behavior in some people

High blood pressure may contribute to neurotic behavior in some people

Share on PinterestHigh blood pressure may contribute to anxiety and neurotic personality traits, a new study suggests. Maskot/Getty Images Recent research suggests that high blood pressure can lead to an increase in neurotic behaviors. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and other health problems. Hypertension was responsible for more …

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New research adds to understanding of genetic factors that naturally protect people from COVID-19 |  Health

New research adds to understanding of genetic factors that naturally protect people from COVID-19 | Health

Two recent papers by Brazilian researchers have added to scientific understanding of genetic factors that protect people against SARS-CoV-2 infection or prevent progression to a severe form of COVID-19. The first describes the results of a study involving a group of resilient elderly people aged 90 or over, while the second examines a case of …

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New gene therapy restores night vision in people with inherited eye disorder

Two people with a rare heritage eye had their night vision restored thanks to experimental gene therapy, according to researchers. These two people are part of a clinical test (opens in a new tab) test the safety and efficacy of the new gene therapy, the research team wrote in a report published in October in …

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People don't mate randomly - but the mistaken assumption that they do is a staple of many studies linking genes to diseases and traits

People don’t mate randomly – but the mistaken assumption that they do is a staple of many studies linking genes to diseases and traits

The idea that correlation does not imply causation is a fundamental caveat in epidemiological research. A classic example involves a hypothetical link between ice cream sales and drownings – instead of increased ice cream consumption causing more people to drown, it is plausible that a third variable, summer weather, increases ice cream consumption. appetite for …

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Believed to be impossible – New study of 5 million people finds genetic links to height

The research results can help doctors identify patients who are unable to grow to their genetically projected height, which can then help identify undiagnosed diseases or conditions that may prevent them from growing normally or negatively affect their health. The research was the largest genome-wide association study ever conducted. The study, recently published in the …

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'Not enough for people and planet': Critics slam COP27 deal

‘Not enough for people and planet’: Critics slam COP27 deal

For the first time, the nations of the world have decided to help pay for the damage that an overheating world is inflicting on poor countries, but they have ended marathon climate talks without further addressing the root cause of these disasters – the burning of fossil fuels. Early on Sunday, delegates approved the offset …

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