Tag Archives: Biology

Underground

In his book, Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath our Feet, Will Hunt argues that the use of underground caves and cities that were used and occupied by our predecessors, is innately human. Exploring the various depths across the planet, Hunt takes us on a journey through time, through our history and at times, our biology. He tells

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Exact Moment a Tau Protein Starts to Become Toxic

Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by Amyloid plaques and tangles, which are basically a bunch of proteins that are folded into a shape allowing multiple copies of the protein to stick together. Interestingly, a new study states that they have discovered the precise moment that these proteins start to become neurodegenerative. Even though over half a million people in Canada suffer

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Potential Blood Test for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder encompasses a large group of developmental disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, and the expression of restrictive and repetitive behaviours and/or interests. An incredible new study highlights the need for early diagnosis and offers a way to test if a child is on the spectrum by looking at the metabolites in their blood. Currently,

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Plastic Waste Increases Disease Susceptibility in Coral Reefs

Coral reefs contain the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet and are important for many reasons. They protect coastlines from the harmful effects of wave action and tropical storms, and they provide habitats and shelter for many marine organisms. But the sad truth is that coral reefs are dying around the world, from pollution, and specifically plastic waste. Plastic waste

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