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CRISPR explained in SUPER simple terms – here’s how it works.

Featured Photo Credit: the conversation CC-BY ND CRISPR is exploding right now. You may have heard of them on TV,  reading articles, watching YouTube or…

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Posted in Biotechnology Health

Scientists just discovered genes that makes steaks juicier than ever

Featured photo credit: Pixabay A new study just revealed the genes markers that are responsible for meat quality in beef using Genome-Wide Association studies. To…

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Posted in Health

High school students should drink chocolate milk after exercise, study shows.

Featured photo: Chilled chocolate milk drink is poured into glass, by Marco Verch on Flickr. License: CC BY 2.0 Let’s face it, chocolate milk is…

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Posted in ClosertoLife In-depth Health

Obesity and fat shaming: how do we correctly stop it

Featured Photo Credit: Pixabay As a backdrop, please read this article: What is fat shaming, is it right or wrong, or perhaps it is complex?…

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Posted in Health

What is fat shaming, is it right or wrong, or perhaps it is complex?

Featured Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Being fat is not good. But perhaps not for the reasons you are thinking. Sure, obesity is related to health problems. But…

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Posted in ClosertoLife Opinions Health Medicine

Can you hear the parent’s weeping woes at night? – To Anti-vaxxers and Andrew Wakefield.

Featured photos credit: Pixabay When Andrew Wakefield published his paper “Evidence of persistent measles virus infection in Crohn’s disease” in 1993, he ignited something revolutionary…

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Scientists have found a new way of pest control
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Scientists are creating ‘transgender’ mice for pest control. Here’s how it works

Featured photo credit: Pixabay ‘Oh my god! There’s a mouse in the kitchen!’ While we adore most little creatures, pests usually do not belong to…

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