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Humans & Jellyfish Are The Same: They Both Need Sleep

S u m m a r y : Humans and jellyfish are fundamentally different, but they are both susceptible to sleep, says a new study published in the journal Current Biology. This finding might help scientists understand the origin of sleep. Sleeping Beauties You could think of a million differences between humans and primitive jellyfish

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What Keeps You Young Also Makes You Age, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Genes promoting health and survival in the young do the opposite for the old: they drive ageing in later years, says a new study published in the journal Genes & Development. Killer Genes What causes ageing? From where does it start? The new research, conducted by a

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Resisting Yawning Causes More Yawning!

S u m m a r y : The more you resist yawning, the more you feel like yawning! New findings shedding further light on the contagious action might be used to design individualised treatment procedures for patients of neural disorders like dementia. The paper is published in the journal Current Biology. All About Yawning

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Winter Temperatures Trigger Heart Attacks!

S u m m a r y : Cold air temperatures might be an external trigger for heart attacks, suggests a new study presented today, August 30, at European Society of Cardiology Congress. ‘Freezing Hearts’ “Nothing burns like the cold”. Apparently, (one of the characters of) George R.R. Martin was right. Cold air temperatures might

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Self-Healing Heart Cells Triggered by Molecule Singheart

S u m m a r y : A newly-discovered molecule named Singheart might trigger damaged heart cells to self-repair and regenerate themselves. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. What is Singheart? Singheart constitutes a long piece of non-coding RNA. It appears to be involved in the regulation of genes responsible for

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Your Gut Bacteria Choose Your Food & Your Offspring’s Traits!

S u m m a r y : Gut bacteria have a whole array of effects on the body, and two new scientific papers show that food choice and reproduction also bear the impacts therefrom. Gut Bacteria & Its Many Effects Gut bacteria, also known as gut microbiota, constitute the bacteria living in the alimentary

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Movie Encoded in DNA Replayed by Scientists!

S u m m a r y : A race horse movie has been encoded in DNA in living cells, and then replayed—thus has the new study, recently published in the journal Nature, brought into existence the ‘world’s first molecular recorder’. Making a Molecular Recorder DNA encodes genetic data—all about what makes you up, or

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Humans Self-Domesticated Themselves in the Distant Past

S u m m a r y : Instead of humans domesticating animals, humans were domesticating humans, back in the day. The Selection Process Before we domesticated animals, we, humans, domesticated ourselves: this was done through a process of selecting ‘tame’ humans over aggressive ones. Choosing tameness over its opposite trait has been suggested by

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New Glass Frog Shows You its Heart!

S u m m a r y : You know how some people wear their heart on their sleeves, right? Well, we now have a frog that wears its heart for all of us to see! Literally! And, it’s not just its heart that we can contemplate. The new findings are published in ZooKeys. A

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Treating Heart Attacks With Photosynthetic Bacteria

S u m m a r y : Photosynthetic bacteria protect the heart from damage caused by a heart attack, suggest new findings published in the journal Science Advances. Saving hearts (lives) with photosynthetic bacteria Heart disease claims thousands of lives throughout the year. Researchers are always trying to find better treatment methods to undo

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Love Hormone: Why Moms Risk Their Lives to Protect Their Children

S u m m a r y: The love hormone oxytocin might be behind the courage of parents who are willing to sacrifice their lives to protect their offspring if the need arises, suggests new research published in the journal eLife. A parent’s heart is unlike others’ While the animal (and human) instinct is to

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