The meat allergy: UVA IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites
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The meat allergy: UVA IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites

A University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist has, for the first time, identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such…

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Making biominerals: nature’s recipe is old, evolved more than once
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Making biominerals: nature’s recipe is old, evolved more than once

In recent years, scientists have teased out many of the secrets of biomineralization, the process by which sea urchins grow spines, mollusks build their shells and corals make…

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A new way to generate solar steam for cleaning water and reducing waste
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A new way to generate solar steam for cleaning water and reducing waste

Strategies for purifying water abound, but they tend to require lots of energy. Scientists at Argonne are exploring materials that can efficiently use sunlight to concentrate heat right…

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Measuring motion sickness in driverless cars
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Measuring motion sickness in driverless cars

What good is a driverless car if riding in it makes you nauseous? Up to one-third of Americans experience motion sickness, according to the National Institutes of Health.…

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A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility
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A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility

Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural and stable locomotion to individuals with walking deficiencies that result from spinal cord injuries and…

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Google Now Offers Password-Free Log-In for Android Users
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Google Now Offers Password-Free Log-In for Android Users

If you’re like most people, creating and typing in different passwords for all the user accounts you’ve got is probably among the most tedious activities on-line, by far.…

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High-precision technique stores cellular “memory” in DNA
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High-precision technique stores cellular “memory” in DNA

Using a technique that can precisely edit DNA bases, MIT researchers have created a way to store complex “memories” in the DNA of living cells, including human cells.…

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Scientists found an explanation, why the Proterozoic eon was the ‘boring billion’
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Scientists found an explanation, why the Proterozoic eon was the ‘boring billion’

The fact that there is life on Earth is akin to a miracle. At the beginning of the history of our planet conditions were not very hospitable. For…

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Scientists uncover how cells kill themselves for the benefit of the organism
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Scientists uncover how cells kill themselves for the benefit of the organism

You are just billions of different cells interacting between themselves in order to maintain this big beautiful organism that is you. Sometimes this includes cells committing suicide –…

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Why can you grow fatter by choice, but cannot grow taller or become shorter?
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Why can you grow fatter by choice, but cannot grow taller or become shorter?

We are shaped by our environment and our genes. If your parents are tall, you are likely to grow tall yourself. On the other hand, if you eat…

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