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How maternal IV fluids affect newborns' weight loss
A new study has found that some of a newborn's initial weight loss may be due to the infant regulating the IV fluids it's mother received during labour and not due to a lack of breast milk. ANI

How butterflies copy their neighbours to fool birds
A team of European scientists has solved the mystery of how a butterfly changes its wing patterns to mimic neighbouring species and avoid being eaten by birds. ANI

Increase in litterfall 'can have a massive impact on carbon cycling'
As climate change enhances tree growth in tropical forests, the resulting increase in litterfall could stimulate soil micro-organisms leading to a release of stored soil carbon, according to a new study. ANI

New technique promises to treat lymphoma with no major side effects
An Indian origin oncologist has indicated a new way to treat lymphoma with no major side effects. ANI

Kids with autistic siblings at 19pc risk of sharing the condition
Younger siblings of children with autism have a 19 percent chance of developing the disorder, a new study has found. ANI

Gay zebra finches bond as strongly as heterosexual counterparts
Homosexual pairs of zebra finches enjoy bonds that are as strong as those paired with members of the opposite sex, scientists have found. ANI

Contraceptive pills likely change brain's functions
A new study has found that taking the hormonal contraceptives alter the way women recall an emotional narrative, suggesting the pills might inadvertently change how the brain functions. ANI

Arthritis sufferers at increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease
A new five-year study has indicated that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers are at an increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease. ANI

Malaria killing more birds than it did 20 years ago
Malaria is killing off a growing number of British birds including sparrows, chaffinches, owls and nightingales, experts say. ANI

Genetic clue behind rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders identified
A team of scientists has found significant new clues to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes, lupus and Graves disease. ANI

Drug target to combat allergies in early childhood identified
After decades of research, US researchers have finally pinned down the "biological messenger" that influences the "allergic march" - the gradual acquisition of overlapping allergic diseases that commonly begins in early childhood. ANI

Fatty diets behind onset and severity of diabetes
Scientists have linked high-fat diets to a sequence of molecular events responsible for the onset and severity of diabetes. ANI

Protein find opens new therapeutic doors to Parkinson's disease
A new study has discovered that a protein key to Parkinson's disease has likely been mischaracterized as a natively unfolded protein that lacked structure. ANI

New technique eliminates potentially lethal side effects of stem cell therapy
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a technique to eliminate potentially lethal side effects of stem cell therapy. ANI

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