Day: February 14, 2016

Cyanobacteria Can See Like Humans!

In an attempt to determine how bacteria “see” their environment, a team of scientists from the UK and Germany have found that they do so in a similar manner to us. The microorganisms can perceive light and respond to it by using the same principle governing the function of the human eye lens. The paper

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The Food We Consume Affects Our Genes

The food we eat might be affecting us at the genetic level. A new study focusing on yeast suggests that most of our genes could be influenced by what we consume. The paper is published in the journal Nature Microbiology. Yeast as model The researchers worked on yeast which is used as a model for

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Horses Can Read Happy & Angry Human Facial Expressions

Horses are able to read angry and happy human facial expressions, says new study published in the journal Biology Letters. Horses having the ability to understand human emotions has been demonstrated for the first time in a new study whereby the reactions of 28 horses were observed upon seeing photographs depicting people with both happy

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Effects of Physical Fitness In Middle Age On Brain 2 Decades Later

If you haven’t yet found motivation to get moving and commit to exercising, you should definitely check out this recent study that has linked physical fitness at 40 years of age with brain shrinkage two decades later. The paper is published in the journal Neurology. What you do at 40 years of age will affect

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