Archive for November 24th, 2017:

Avatar therapy ‘reduces power of schizophrenia voices’

Media captionHow avatar therapy is helping people stand up to schizophrenic voices by giving them a face Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations, a UK trial has found. Patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who

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Dolly the sheep health fears ‘unfounded’

Image copyright SPL Image caption Dolly the Sheep on display in Edinburgh’s Royal Museum Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep suffered from early-onset arthritis were unfounded, a study suggests. In fact, wear-and-tear in her joints was similar to that of other sheep of her age, regardless of how they were conceived, say researchers. Dolly, the

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Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

Image caption This is an image of the Big Bird lineage, which arose through the breeding of two distinct parent species: G. fortis and G. conirostris A population of finches on the Galapagos has been discovered in the process of becoming a new species. This is the first example of speciation that scientists have been

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