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Humans are water-saving apes? Homo sapiens’ ability to run on less water may have driven our evolution

Humans are water-saving apes? Homo sapiens’ ability to run on less water may have driven our evolution

Duke Today | 
Our bodies are constantly losing water: when we sweat, go to the bathroom, even when we breathe. That water needs ...
In a blink of an evolutionary eye, this African island developed resistance to malaria. Here’s how

In a blink of an evolutionary eye, this African island developed resistance to malaria. Here’s how

Duke Today | 
[R]esearchers have uncovered recent traces of adaptation to malaria in the DNA of people from Cabo Verde, an island nation ...
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Early warning: Alzheimer’s risk could be identified sooner through ‘jumping genes’

Duke Today | 
Duke University scientists have identified a mechanism in the molecular machinery of the cell that could help explain how neurons ...
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