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New Species of Chlamydia Bacteria Found in the Arctic Ocean
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New Species of Chlamydia Bacteria Found in the Arctic Ocean

The bacteria are thriving under intense pressure and lack of oxygen.March 08, 2020If you thought chlamydia was scary, just wait until you meet its cousins. Found under the Arctic Ocean seafloor, these new species of chlamydia can survive despite a lack of oxygen or hosts to prey upon.RELATED: FIRST EVER CHLAMYDIA VACCINE SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS DURING TRIALExtreme conditionsAbout 3 kilometers beneath the surface of the Arctic Ocean, scientists have discovered a type of Chlamydiae bacteria that has been thriving despite being subjected to intense pressure and other extreme conditions, including deprivation of oxygen.

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Spider Sculpts Large Decoy Spiders

February 02, 2013A new species of sculpting spider has been discovered in Peru. Scientists at the time of this writing believe it to be a member of the Cyclosa genus of arachnids. This spider is unique among the others in the genus, however. The spider is small but sculpts a replica of a quite large and anatomically correct spider at the center of its own web.
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Gold Nanoparticles Can Be Used To Kill Cancer Cells, New Study Shows

The gold can grow within cancer cells in just 30 minutes.September 14, 2020Gold isn& 39;t just a decoration. It can actually serve some useful purposes. One of these is entering tumor cells to help with x-ray imaging and even killing the cancer.RELATED: HONEYBEE VENOM INDUCES 100 BREAST CANCER CELL DEATHThis discovery was made by Dipanjan Pan, a professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC.
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New Perspective for Immune System "Enhancement"

January 18, 2013Japanese scientists succeeded to grow in vitro a huge number of lymphocytes which could potentially be used against cancer cells and HIV. Invitro means cultivated and grown in artificial laboratory environment (i.e. opposite of in vivo, which is growth in a living organism as in the nature).
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Orcas Attacking Ships in Spain Leave Scientists Baffled

It& 39;s highly unusual for killer whales to target humans.September 14, 2020Orcas usually do not meddle with human affairs. They simply leave us alone, with the occasional gamification of certain aspects of our technology such as biting on ships rudders to drag along with them for a quick laugh.A few orcas in northern Spain, however, have decided on ramming and rocking unlucky ships and boats.
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Colleges Send Brains to Students for Dissection at Home

Needless to say, the students were shocked by the packages they got.September 16, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has seen educators get quite creative when it comes to teaching their students. No longer able to teach from classes, the educators have improvised with Zoom sessions and other online educational tools.
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Global Wildlife Populations Declined by 68% since 1970, WWF Claims

The population sizes of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles have seen an alarming drop.September 14, 2020Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there& 39;ve been instances where nature healed itself and animals came back to reclaim what has been taken by the humans. However, a new report by the World Wildlife Fund& 39;s (WWF) Living Planet Report has shown that such events are not enough to redeem the damage of the past 50 years.
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HemoLink Sampling Device Could Put an End to Needles for Blood Testing

The HemoLink sampling device from Tasso Inc. could put an end to the use of hypodermic needles for blood testing.April 24, 2015At the mere mention of having to have a blood test, some people feel faint. This is due to the fact that they cannot stand the sight of needles. However, this could be a thing of the past at a company in the US called Tasso Inc have come up with sampling device that does away with the needles.
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Perfectly Preserved 18,000-Year-Old Puppy Uncovered in Siberia

Scientists don& 39;t know if this was a dog or a wolf, or perhaps a cross-breed.November 28, 2019Discovering amazingly well-preserved prehistoric animal or human specimens is enough to make paleontologists whoop with joy. This was the case when the remains of an 18,000-year-old puppy were uncovered in Siberia& 39;s permafrost.
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World’s First-Ever HIV Positive Sperm Bank Is Now Accepting Donations

The bank& 39;s donors have an undetectable viral load, making it perfectly safe.November 29, 2019The world’s first-ever HIV positive sperm bank has launched in New Zealand. Called Sperm Positive, the bank carries sperm from men who have HIV but have an undetectable viral load.Perfectly safeFor those who think this is a bad idea or at the very least a risky one, the project& 39;s website explains that it is perfectly safe.
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Down Syndrome Intellectual Deficits Reversed in Mouse Model

The news brings hope that the treatment can some day be applied to humans.November 17, 2019Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Baylor College of Medicine were successful at reversing the learning and memory deficits associated with down syndrome in mice. The news brings hope that some day the process can be applied to humans.
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Researchers Take First Step Toward Human-Produced Energy

The work seeks to create electrical energy through tiny & 34;motors& 34; inside bacteria.November 23, 2019Can you imagine powering your phone with your own body? How about your laptop?Researchers are saying that humans may one day be able to generate their own electrical energy through tiny & 34;motors& 34; inside bacteria.
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Demons, Falling from High, Dream Within a Dream: 5 Things That Happen When You're Sleeping

You& 39;d understand what I& 39;m talking about when I say that it& 39;s the most relaxing time of the day. There& 39;s no better feeling than putting your head on your fluffy pillow, resting your eyes a little bit, checking your phone, watching something on Netflix, and relieving your tiredness. Sleep indeed is one of the most beautiful parts of living, and eating would be the runner-up.
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Scientists Develop High-Energy Light That Can Fight Cancer

This type of light can form free radicals with the unique ability to attack cancer tissue.December 03, 2019In the fight against cancer, no tool can be overlooked. Scientists have been experimenting with everything from skin patches to nanoparticles.RELATED: SCIENTISTS USE NANOPARTICLES TO SEND CANCER FIGHTING AGENT TO CELLSCancer-fighting lightNow, it seems that light could also have cancer-fighting properties.
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New Research Reveals Dogs Process Counting in the Same Brain Region as Humans Do

The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to scan dogs& 39; brains.December 24, 2019A new study is revealing some impressive new facts about dogs. It turns out that our canine companions process counting in the same brain region as we do.RELATED: DOGS MIRROR OUR EMOTIONS BY HOW WE SMELLAn instinctive processBetter yet, they don& 39;t need to be trained to do so which means this process is instinctive.
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