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Carnegie Mellon scientist helps to crack purple sea urchin genome

When it comes to genetics, looks can be deceiving. On the surface, sea urchins appear to share little in common with humans, but on the inside, these...

Positive emotions could mean less chance of illness

Seeing a glass of water as half-empty or half-full has become somewhat of a cliched piece of folklore today. Regardless of how much of it you drink each...

National Institutes of Health awards $8.5 million for biomedical research

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) an $8.5 million grant for biomedical research. The grant...

How Things Work: Quicksand

“Beware of the ground for which you stand, the floor is quicker than the sand.” Making appearances in Jumanji, The Mummy, and The Princess Bride, quicksand...

Medical Note: Influenza

Declining temperatures and shorter days mean that flu season is approaching. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 5 and...

SciTech Briefs

Aboriginal remains return to Australia The remains of 18 aboriginal people, once thought to have been illegally exported to Britain, are to be returned...

HEALTH: Health Line

Dark chocolate lowers clot risks Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that dark chocolate may help reduce risks of forming blood clots....

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