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Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution - UPI.com


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July 19 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a snake embryo in a 105-million-year-old amber fossil, the first of its kind. The find has offered scientists important insights into the evolution of modern snakes. "This snake is linked to ancient ...
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Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence - Washington Post


Washington Post
We're doing something new: analyzing every factual claim from President Trump's campaign rally in Montana on Thursday. According to The Fact Checker's database, the president had made 3,251 false or misleading claims at the end of May, and his ...

Did the Human Hand Evolve as a Lean Mean Bone-Smashing Machine? - Smithsonian


Smithsonian
Scientists have long linked the evolution of the human hand—unique for its lengthy opposable thumbs and dexterous fingers—to the rise of stone tools some 2.6 million years ago. These instruments, from primitive chunks of rock used as makeshift ...

X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy Database (X-ALD)

Amsterdam - Netherlands

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is the most frequent inherited disorder of the central nervous system white matter with a minimum incidence of 1 in 17.000 newborns. It is a progressive, systemic metabolic disease that affects myelin, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, adrenal cortex and testis. The disease is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene.

The X-ALD database was initiated July 1999 by Hugo W. Moser, M.D. and Stephan Kemp, Ph.D. The primary aims of the database are:
* Catalogue and facilitate the analysis of X-ALD mutations,
* Provide background information on X-ALD,
* Provide links to X-ALD patient organizations, and
* Help with contacting and finding (local) X-ALD health care professionals.

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