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Magnesium deficiency triggers histamine inflammation

<i>Did you know that something as simple as a vitamin or mineral deficiency can trigger histamine induced inflammation? While many deficiencies can be</i> …

Wellness

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 2: Setting the Tone from the First Day of Class

The first day of class, I enter the classroom and ask, <b>"What's the difference between being certain and being closed-minded?"</b> Long silence. Students give tentative answers. <b>"What's the difference between having firm principles and being closed-minded?"</b> Longer silence. More tentative answers. <b>"What's</b> …

Three Ways To Become A Learning Machine

I smile whenever I look at my university diploma hanging on the wall, because everything I learned then is no longer relevant now. Does it means that we should stop wasting all this energy, time and money on university? Not really: Rather, as soon as we complete our “formal studies,” we need to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

New type of contagious cancer spreading among Tasmanian devils | Ars Technica

Infectious tumors may be more common than expected. This is the second in devils.<p>Contagious cancers were thought to be exceedingly rare—after all, …

Here’s what the future of cancer treatment looks like

With the approval of drugs like elotuzumab, which helps the immune system fend off cancerous cells in people with multiple myeloma, treating cancers of the blood has never been more promising.<p>Elotuzumab was developed by AbbVie, and Business Insider spoke with Gary Gordon, the company's vice …

Cancer

Scientists find medicinal use for sticky prehistoric 'goo' which was Earth's source of life

Researchers in Australia replicated a primordial goo which was the source of life on Earth and confirmed it has medicinal benefits – the first such finding since it was discovered in the 1950s<p>Scientists in Australia have discovered that a sticky brown prehistoric “goo” which was the source of life …

Prehistory

Woman's Skin Lesions Reveal Rare Genetic Disorder

A woman who went to the doctor with four small lesions on her face turned out to have a rare genetic condition that put her at high risk for a number …

Could Having Your DNA Tested Land You In Court?

Police are scanning private DNA databases to solve murders<p>The story of filmmaker Michael Usry’s arrest seems like it could have come straight from an episode of <i>CSI</i>. A New Orleans-based filmmaker known for his violent, murder-centered films, he was suspected of the 1996 murder of a young woman in …

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The First Humans Moved From Africa to China — Not Europe

It’s hard not to feel slightly superior when you belong to the only human species on the planet. Behind us there is a long track of extinct relatives …

Afghanistan