The stapes of a neanderthal child points to the anatomical differences with our species

Asier Gómez-Olivencia, an Ikerbasque researcher at the UPV/EHU, has led a piece of research that has produced a 3D reconstruction of the remains of a two-year-old Neanderthal recovered from an excavation carried out back in the 1970s at La Ferrassie. The work reveals the existence of anatomical differences between the Neanderthals and our species, even in the smallest ossicles of the human body. —> Read More

Study provides evidence against the fetal origins of cancer, cardiovascular disease

A study evaluated the relationship between nutritional conditions in early life and adult health, and found that famine exposure during the first pregnancy trimester was associated with increases in mortality from causes other than cancer or cardiovascular disease. This is the first study to quantify the possible long-term effects of nutrition deprivation at different stages of pregnancy and long-term mortality. —> Read More

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