COVID-19 patients more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases and diabetes soon after infection

Patients who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, particularly in the three months following infection, according to a new study by Emma Rezel-Potts, Martin…

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Built infrastructure, hunting and climate change linked to huge migratory bird declines

Migratory birds are declining globally because of the way that humans have modified the landscape over recent decades – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Migratory…

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Healthy human brains are hotter than previously thought, exceeding 40 degrees

New research has shown that normal human brain temperature varies much more than we thought, and this could be a sign of healthy brain function. In healthy men and women,…

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Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection

I think what is probably the most misunderstood concept in all of science, and as we all know is now turning into one of the most contentious concepts, maybe not…

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How fast-growing bacteria can resist antibiotics

Scientists have demonstrated how some fast-growing bacteria can retreatment with antibiotics, according to a study published today in eLife. The results show that fast-growing individuals within bacterial colonies display a…

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Salmonella vaccine for poultry contributed to rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

An investigation into the evolution of Salmonella bacteria infecting Brazilian poultry shows that the introduction of a Salmonella vaccine, combined with increasing antibiotic usage by Brazilian farmers, has led to…

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Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes

Drinking a small amount of whey protein before meals has been shown to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugars. Drinking a small amount of whey protein…

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“Fuel of evolution” more abundant than previously thought in wild animals

The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). The raw material for…

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New Work Foundation Index reveals UK workers suffering most from insecure employment

New in-depth analysis of UK job market data reveals women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and young workers have been consistently trapped in insecure employment over the last twenty years. New…

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Bacteria can live in snake and spider venoms

Newly published research led by Northumbria University shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could…

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