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Scientists unlock a 'microbial Pompeii'

An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and ...

Feb 23, 2014
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Longevity mutation found in flies far and wide

For years, researchers have been investigating how mutations of a gene called Indy (for "I'm Not Dead Yet") affect metabolism, life span, and reproductive fitness in both mammals and fruit flies. So far mutations ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Study: Marmoset success with twin gestation

(Phys.org) —How can the tiny marmoset – a New World monkey – regularly successfully bear twins and sometimes triplets and quadruplets when much larger humans often face a difficult pregnancy and delivery?

Dec 31, 2013
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