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Scientists find key 'friendliness' genes that distinguish dogs from wolves

Your dog is basically a super social wolf, and scientists may have found the gene that makes him want to cuddle with you.

A new study shows that friendliness in dogs is associated with the same genes that make some people hyper-social.

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Plastic trash could top 13 billion tons by 2050. And recycling doesn't help much
Sen. John McCain has a glioblastoma tumor. Here's how doctors treat this aggressive form of brain cancer

Being told you have cancer is never welcome, but being told you have a glioblastoma tumor is especially scary.

This is the news that longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain got after he had a blood clot removed above his left eye on Friday. A glioblastoma is the same type of tumor that killed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.

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About one-third of dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood, experts say
Parades, parties and port-a-potties: Eclipse mania is taking hold from coast to coast
U.S. researchers are trying a series of life hacks to try to ward off dementia

Facing a predicted tidal wave of dementia sufferers, researchers across the United States are launching an ambitious clinical trial to test whether a package of low-tech life hacks can do something no pill or therapy currently can: prevent or delay cognitive impairment in Americans.

The planned clinical trial, announced Wednesday at the Alzheimer’s Assn.’

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