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Did famine worsen the Black Death?

When the Black Death swept through Europe in 1347, it was one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in human history, eventually killing between a third and half of Europeans.

dateJan 06, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Cell suicide prevention squad

Recent research has shown that the cells in our bodies teeter on the brink of death. They possess intricate molecular mechanisms that promote either suicide or survival. The concept is known as programmed cell death (PCD). ...

dateDec 04, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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