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08-04-2022
Stress is reflected in hair cortisol levels
Scientists have long known that prolonged stress can have negative effects on the body, including premature aging, early mortality, chronic disease, depression, and overall poor quality of life. Moreover, stress can also affect the hair, by releasing hormones that change hair pigmentation, turning it gray or white, or cause hair loss. Now, a team of researchers led by the University of Iceland and the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico has found that stress levels are also reflected in how much of the hormone cortisol is...
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03-01-2019
Spider silk could be used as artificial muscle for robots
A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...
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03-01-2019
Scientists find new clues in the mystery of how life began on Earth
A study by experts at the University of Oslo is...
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03-01-2019
Researchers reveal first ever 3D map of Belize’s Great Blue Hole
A three-week expedition to Belize has produced the first 360...
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03-01-2019
Singing mice reveal how the brain clicks into conversation
Researchers from New York University’s School of Medicine have discovered...
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02-28-2019
Bacteria sometimes enter zombie-like state when under stress
Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health crisis fueled by...
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02-27-2019
Fossilized tooth sheds light on the diet of the giant ground sloth
The giant ground sloths that trudged across the Earth millions...
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02-27-2019
Scientists find fossils of the oldest known frogs in North America
Paleontologists at Virginia Tech have identified the fossil remains of...
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02-27-2019
New method ‘upcycles’ plastic to give it a more valuable second life
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a lightweight and waterproof plastic commonly...
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02-27-2019
Pink or brown? ‘The Dress’ debate returns, this time over snail shells
You may remember the great public debate surrounding the photograph...
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02-26-2019
Slithering snakes bounce off of obstacles like light waves
When desert snakes encounter an obstacle, they bounce off the...
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02-26-2019
Scientists devise groundbreaking technique to turn CO2 back into coal
Scientists devise groundbreaking technique to turn CO2 back into coal....
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02-26-2019
Neanderthals walked with the same upright posture as modern humans
A well-preserved skeleton found in France is giving experts new...
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