Day: February 28, 2016

Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mood, & Depression Are Biologically Linked

We must have all noticed how we can get cranky when we have not had a good night’s sleep. This apparent link has, however, not been fully explained in scientific terms: the biology behind the pattern as to the molecular links has otherwise remained a mystery. Until now. A new study, published in the Proceedings

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Spider Sex: Male Ties Female To Avoid Being Eaten

Nursery-web spiders have their own version of fifty shades of grey: the males tie the females with silk during mating to avoid sexual cannibalism. The ‘practice’ is documented in a paper published in the journal Biology Letters. While bondage in the animal kingdom (apart from humans, that is) might sound pretty exciting at first, it

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Zika Virus Linked With Stillbirth & Tissue Damage in Foetus

Zika virus might be linked with stillbirth, according to a new report published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. A woman from Brazil who was infected with the Zika virus is said to have given birth to a stillborn baby. The latter also showed signs of other complications. Given the current concerns relating to the

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