Day: March 9, 2016

History of Ancient 30 Million Year Old Retrovirus Revealed

The history of an ancient retrovirus that infected organisms 15 to 30 million years ago has been revealed in a study published in eLife. The virus was found to have jumped from species to species, spanning from primates to rodents. A global viral epidemic having once affected the ancestors of mammals — 15 to 30

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Trouble Sleeping?! Blame Your Tongue!

Having trouble sleeping?! You might have to blame your tongue! A new study shows a link between larger tongues and sleep apnea, a disorder whereby the patient will have interrupted breathing when sleeping. The findings are published in Saudi Medical Journal. Tonsils and tongues being larger than the average size has been associated with a

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