The carcass of a bird that flew 46,000 years ago was discovered in Siberia and determined to be an ancient horned lark. The bird — exceptionally preserved in the permafrost in the Belaya Gora area of northeastern Siberia — is helping scientists understand the evolution of larks, which can help determine past climate events. The discovery, reported earlier by CNN, was published in an article in the Communications Biology journal.
A recent analysis reveals that treatment of male breast cancer has evolved over the years. In addition, certain patient-, tumor-, and treatment-related factors are linked with better survival. The findings are published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
To increase access and strengthen the capacity of emergency lifesaving health care services focusing on outbreak response for epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases, World Health Organization (WHO) has been procuring, storing and distributing medical emergency kits to support humanitarian response in South Sudan.
Scientists have for the first time sequenced the entire genome of the Iberian ribbed newt. Their efforts revealed a unique family of genes important to the salamander's impressive regenerative abilities.