Category Archives: Health

Extreme weather events more likely if Paris Agreement goals aren’t met

The UN Paris Agreement that aims to limit the global temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius is unlikely to be met, and could increase the likelihood of extreme weather, a study warns. Researchers found that emissions consistent with the commitments countries have made are likely to result in a more than fivefold increase…

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Clues to aging found in stem cells’ genomes

Chicago, Feb. 13 — Stem cells that produce sperm use a genetic trick to stay perpetually young across generations, researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute have discovered. The results have been newly reported in the journal eLife. Certain sections of the fruit fly genome get shorter with age. But remarkably, some…

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DNA and Technology

DNA and molecular biology has advanced by leaps and bounds. It has found use in pharmacology, genetic engineering in disease prevention, in increasing agricultural growth, in detection of disease and crime (forensics) etc. Some fields that have shown remarkable growth due to advances in DNA technology include: forensics bioinformatics pharmacology and nanotechnology archaeology and anthropometry…

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An effortless way to improve your memory

When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time – to do literally nothing – may be exactly what you need. Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll…

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