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Researcher finds surprising results in high-altitude study - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress
And this is the first time a study combined the molecular biology of acclimatization with the physiology." A mountain of data leads to new insights. To better understand how our bodies adjust to high altitude, where there's less oxygen, the ...

Lectins help social amoeba establish their own microbiome - Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)


Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)
... the amoebas get stressed and respond by getting together, forming first a slug and then a fruiting body consisting of a ball of spores balanced atop a dead stalk,” said corresponding author Dr. Adam Kuspa, professor of biochemistry and molecular ...

Laos: Bodies found amid flooding, hundreds remain missing - Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com
Environmental rights groups have for years raised concerns about the country's hydropower ambitions, including worries over the impact of dams on the Mekong River, its flora and fauna and the rural communities and local economies that depend on it.
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Cryonics Over Dead Geeks' Bodies

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Wired News article by Michelle Delio, based on an interview with Heather Pringle, author of the new book: "The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead".

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    Cryonics Over Dead Geeks' Bodies
    A large percentage of technologically adept humans are opting to have their bodies frozen after they die, according to research in a new book. By Michelle Delio.

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Sharing of information about fossil and living sharks and rays.

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