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Maybe Darwin got it wrong: ‘Survival of the Friendliest’

Washington Post | 
Most people assume that Darwin was talking about physical strength when referring to “survival of the fittest,” meaning that a ...
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Summer heat waves can turn common medications deadly

Washington Post | 
Heat waves kill more people than any other single weather event, making them dangerous by themselves. But if you are ...
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Chronic inflammation a silent threat that can ‘damage DNA and lead to heart disease, cancer’

Washington Post | 
Chronic inflammation begins without an apparent cause — and doesn’t stop. The immune system becomes activated, but the inflammatory response ...

‘Unlearning fear’: Why women are twice as likely to experience PTSD

Washington Post | 
[W]omen — both civilians and women from the military — are more than twice as likely as men to suffer ...
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High obesity rates among African Americans may be linked to gene variant

Washington Post | 
African Americans have the highest rate of age-adjusted obesity (48 percent) of all ethnic groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Scientists reconsider phage therapy to battle antibiotic-resistant infections

Washington Post | 
Today, the world faces an alarming public health threat from multi-drug-resistant infections. The World Health Organization calls bacterial resistance “one of the ...

Secret to living past 90 mostly in good genes

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Mary Harada’s father lived ...

Controlling destructive locusts by manipulating their genetics

Phys Org | 
Swarming locusts are among the most serious pests in the world and can be extremely destructive to agriculture. Understanding the ...
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