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Human Muscles Identified In Several Ape Species

Certain muscles evolved for the sole purpose of providing special adaptations for human traits, such as walking on two legs, tool use, vocal communication and facial expressions. Apes also have muscles long-believed to be only present in humans and used for walking on two legs, using complex tools, and sophisticated facial and vocal communication. Muscles once thought 'uniquely human' have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. The study was published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Rivaroxaban Found to be Effective Against Blood Clots

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition. People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) – either deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Blood clots in the deep veins of the leg may travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. These two conditions are referred to as VTE—a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition of which there are 10 million cases worldwide.

New Study About The Differences Between Conscious And Unconscious Brain Activity

According to the previous study, by understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last decade, a fledgling community of "consciousness scientists" have gathered some interesting information about the differences between conscious and unconscious brain activity. But there remains disagreement about whether or not we have a theory that actually explains what is special about the brain activity which produces our miraculous inner worlds.

Flu Shot Preferred Over Nasal Spray Vaccine

The inactivated influenza vaccine provides superior protection against influenza infection compared with the nasal spray vaccine and should be the first choice for immunization during the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a statement this week. Physicians should use the nasal spray vaccine only as a last resort for children who refuse the shot, the AAP indicated.

X-ray Crystallography Reveals The Things Far Smaller Than Light Microscope

A new study revealed that researchers showed the new guidelines will benefit the battle against diseases such as cancer, assist in the development of new drugs and ensure scientific results are accurate and can be reproduced. It will help unlock body's secrets, aid in battling cancer and other diseases. They have established new guidelines for scientists mapping out the body molecule by molecule to help us better understand how our cells use metals such as iron and magnesium to maintain good health.