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May 29, 2012

 

HGPS is a childhood disorder caused by mutations in one of the major architectural proteins of the cell nucleus.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

May 3, 2012

 

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Ultraviolet Light May Be Used To Replace Pasteurization

Scientists believe they have a high-tech use for one of nature's natural anti-bacterial agents, ultraviolet light. They can use it to replace pasteurization.

January 3, 2012

 

lightening strikes

Lightning Helps Fertilize The Soil

In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.

November 29, 2011

 

Rubbing alcohol

Why Does Rubbing Alcohol Make A Good Antiseptic?

Oddly enough, a solution of 70% alcohol, that is, rubbing alcohol, is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol. Another case of where more is not better.

July 6, 2011

 

orb_weaver

Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

May 26, 2011

 

Man holding tissue to his nose

How Plant Communication And Your Allergies Are Related

Why does pollen from plants make your nose run? The answer involves protein and communication.

May 25, 2011

 

inside a protein

How Do Proteins Communicate?

Did you know that most chemical messages in your body take the form of a protein?

January 20, 2011

 

A corn and beans salad

Corn And Beans Grow Well Together… Why?

The Maya knew that corn and beans grow well together, just as in this country some farmers rotate their crops.

November 23, 2010

 

Various junk food items linked up

Exercise And Healthy Eating Can Sometimes Lead To Weight Gain

Dieting and exercise only go so far in the weight loss battle.

October 29, 2010

 

Close up of the top half of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Skin May Prevent Germs

Could pumpkins help prevent infections and disease? A new study says, "Yes!"

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