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Supercentenarians’ DNA Reveals Clues to Human Longevity

May 19, 2021 0

Genetic variants linked to DNA repair appear to contribute to a longer life. By studying…

Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as a GPS, scientists say

May 17, 2021 0

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sharks use the Earth’s magnetic field as a sort of natural…

Review: Most human origins stories are not compatible with known fossils

May 8, 2021 0

Fossil apes can inform us about essential aspects of ape and human evolution, including the…

Mammals evolved big brains after big disasters

May 1, 2021 0

Largest study of its kind reveals the way relative brain size of mammals changed over…

Study That Said Smokers Get COVID Less Often Retracted for Big Tobacco Ties

April 28, 2021 0

The attention-grabbing study found smokers were 23% less likely to catch COVID-19, and now it’s…

Hello bacteriophages, goodbye antibiotics?

April 23, 2021 0

These nanorobot-like microorganisms are viruses called bacteriophages as they only infect and lyse bacteria. Bacteriophages were…

Scientists May Have Figured Out How to Fight Prion Disease

April 22, 2021 0

Finding out what makes a prion protein go bad may help control these brain-eating pathogens….

Spaces Making Up ‘the Interstitium’ Are Connected

April 21, 2021 0

Anewfound feature of human anatomy made up of a series of compartments is interconnected throughout…

Microbes are ‘unknown unknowns’ despite being vital to all life, says study

April 20, 2021 0

Understanding these tiny organisms could be crucial to tackling threats such as coronavirus, but new…