Day: May 13, 2015

Cuba’s World’s First Lung Cancer Vaccine To Reach The US

Cuba had made the first lung cancer vaccine 4 years ago. Now, researchers from the US will collaborate with those of Cuba to develop the vaccine, making it accessible to other countries. The Cuba and the US are to work in collaboration to develop a lung cancer vaccine after the decision to lift the embargo that

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Non-Identical Twins With 2 Different Fathers

After a woman from New Jersey applied for child support, the authorities ran a paternity test to determine whether the man she was dragging into court was really the father of her non-identical twins. It was then found out that the man had fathered only one of the twins. If non-identical twins come to be

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Overexposure To Light Linked With Weight Gain

A new study explains that weight gain is linked with an increased exposure to light – this phenomenon was seen in lab mice, and the researchers suggested that it might be applied to humans as well. The findings have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Gaining weight might occur as a result

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Fact: Soft Drinks Are Literally Eating Your Teeth

According to a new study the findings of which were published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, soft drinks contribute the most to severe dental erosion. What is dental erosion? Dental erosion occurs when the protective, hard layer over the tooth – the enamel – is eaten away by acid. This leads to pain,

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Mauritius Had Other Strange Birds, Not Just The Dodo

According to a very old document written by a Dutch settler back when Mauritius was colonised, the island was home to a number of other strange birds, apart from the Dodo. Photo credits: Julian Hume/ London Natural History Museum We all naturally think of the dodo when colonised Mauritius is mentioned. The famous bird, endemic

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