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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 ...

Mushrooms, Magma and Love in a Time of Science - New York Times


New York Times
Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863) was one of the most remarkable women from this more egalitarian age of scientific study. She had a deep knowledge of botany, zoology and paleontology, and she was also an artist — though that “also” would have seemed ...

What else the border wall would keep out: biodiversity - Big Think (blog)


Big Think (blog)
A new study, published in the journal BioScience, claims that over 1,500 species of flora and fauna would be eradicated if this wall is erected. To date, nearly 2,800 scientists have signed a petition stating that this sort of environmental destruction ...

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the President on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Commission works with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.

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