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How dangerous is a lack of sleep?

How dangerous is a lack of sleep?

Tibi Puiu | 
Whether sleep deprivation can kill is somewhat debatable. That’s because people who forgo sleep for extended periods of time may ...
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Thank India and Pakistan for dairy. They’ve been producing milk and cheese since 2500 BC

Alexandru Micu | 
The lands that make up modern-day Pakistan and India have been producing dairy for almost five thousand years now, according ...

Everything you should know about colony collapse disorder and ‘disappearing’ bee populations

During the winter of 2006-2007, beekeepers around the country began reporting unusually high losses of their hives. Between 30 percent ...

UK experiencing ‘widespread’ decline of insect pollinators, new study claims

Alexandru Micu | 
Great Britain is in great’s running out of pollinators. The Center for Ecology & Hydrology measured the presence of ...
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‘Rice 2.0’: GMO grain could neutralize HIV virus before it does any harm

Alexandru Micu | 
An international team of researchers .... plans to fight HIV using only cereal; namely, rice. In a new paper, they ...
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Viewpoint: Humans have been ‘genetically modifying’ food for thousands of years

Tibu Puiu | 
Genes are bits of DNA which determine all sorts of traits and characteristics in any organism, from size to what ...
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How CRISPR gene editing is revolutionizing the world–and why we need to cautious about it

Emily Folk | 
Until recently, gene editing used to be relegated to science fiction novels and movies. The idea of being able to ...

Xenotransplantation: Pig organ transplants into humans could be achieved as soon as 2019 in China

Tibi Puiu | 
Chinese scientists are now desperately seeking government approval to launch a clinical trial for xenotransplantation. The goal is to have ...

Scientists cut HIV from animal cells using CRISPR gene editing

Mihai Andrei | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For the first time ...

How do genes evolve?

Rich Feldenberg | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Just as whole organisms ...

Consumers opposition to GMOs based mostly on “intuition” and not science

Tibi Puiu | 
Approximately 88 percent of U.S. scientists agree that GMOs are safe to eat, but this position is only shared by 37 percent of laymen ...

Newly discovered organism may bridge evolutionary gap between simple and complex cells

Mihai Andrei | 
The discovery of a new microorganism may help bridge the knowledge gap between simple and complex cellular organisms, also shedding ...