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Study offers new insight into the impact of ancient migrations on the European landscape

Neolithic populations have long been credited with bringing about a revolution in farming practices across Europe.

Rheumatic diseases, the cost of survival during the Little Ice Age

A piece of research by the Human Evolutionary Biology Group at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country provides clues about the prevalence of a certain genetic profile in the European population.

Teeth serve as ‘archive of life,’ new research finds

Teeth constitute a permanent and faithful biological archive of the entirety of the individual's life, from tooth formation to death, a team of researchers has found.

New study: Cannabis helps fight resistant bacteria

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have saved millions of lives from fatal infections world-wide.

Scientists investigate why females live longer than males

An international team of scientists studying lifespans of wild mammals have found that, just like humans, females tend to live significantly longer than their male counterparts.

Images reveal how bacteria form communities on the human tongue

Using a recently developed fluorescent imaging technique, researchers in the United States have developed high-resolution maps of microbial communities on the human tongue.

Scientists reveal how proteins team up to repair DNA

Scientists have revealed an important mechanism in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks, according to new research published today inĀ eLife.

A molecule that directs neurons

The habenula is a small region at the centre of the brain, but is crucial for people's lives. It is made up of groups of nerve cells that control the "neurotransmitters" of the brain, that is to say substances like dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin.

The cytoskeleton from a bird’s eye perspective

The cytoskeleton is a permanent construction site: it consists of protein filaments that are continually lengthening and shortening in a dynamic process.