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February 28, 2012

 

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The Connection Between Bacteria And Multiple Sclerosis

Most people know illnesses like intestinal upsets can be caused by bacteria. They don't link bacteria with an illness like multiple sclerosis.

February 21, 2012

 

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Did You Know That Moose Can Have Arthritis?

Researchers have been studying moose for years and one thing they've found is while arthritis in moose is genetic, it's also triggered by the environment.

February 13, 2012

 

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Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

February 10, 2012

 

man and neanderthal

How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

January 9, 2012

 

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Glow In The Dark Cats, Monkeys, And HIV

Glowing cats and monkeys? No, you're not dreaming!

November 1, 2011

 

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Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

August 3, 2011

 

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What Do Alcoholism And Having A Sweet Tooth Have In Common?

Having a sweet tooth may put you at risk for getting cavities. But you may be surprised to learn that alcoholism and sweets cravings are related.

July 28, 2011

 

Woman Itching Her Arm

When The Itch Won’t Stop

Ever feel like you get one itch, and then another, and another, until you feel like you can't stop itching? You could have the itching gene.

January 25, 2011

 

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Wine Lovers, There Is A Grape Shortage!

New grapes will be needed to continue to produce wine.

December 27, 2010

 

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Genetic Poker: Why Inbreeding Is A Danger

Humans must learn about the dangers of inbreeding before it's too late.

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