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Science Fiction Horror Wriggles into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-powered Shipworm
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Apr 17, 2017

Science Fiction Horror Wriggles into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-powered Shipworm

shipworm, chemosynthesis

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species—a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. The odd animal doesn’t seem to eat much, instead it gets its energy from a form of sulfur. ... Read More

Treatment Reverses Signs of Two Degenerative Brain Diseases, ALS and Ataxia, in Mice
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Apr 12, 2017

Treatment Reverses Signs of Two Degenerative Brain Diseases, ALS and Ataxia, in Mice

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Scientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual’s ability to move, and think. A targeted therapy developed by scientists at University of Utah Health slows the progression of a condition in mice that mimics a rare disease called ataxia. In a parallel collaborative study, led by researchers at Stanford University, a nearly identical treatment improves the health of mice that model Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease. ... Read More

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