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B. infantis Reduces Key Markers Of Intestinal Inflammation In Infants

50 years ago asthma was a rarity, and many allergies that are now commonplace were unheard of. Yet today, the CDC estimates asthma rates have increased by 28 percent since 2001. We’re feeling the cost of this downturn in health: […]

Epigenetic Changes In Multiple Sclerosis – Studied In Twins

Scientists have investigated why often only one of two identical twins suffers from multiple sclerosis, while the other twin sibling is spared. Identical twins look the same, they have the same genes, the same blood group, the same fingerprints — […]

Aging Dolphins Via Pectoral Flipper Radiography

Unlike humans or other animal species, dolphins rarely show signs of external aging. Consequently, estimating the age of a free-ranging dolphin during a veterinary examination is particularly challenging. Previous methods to estimate dolphin age have relied on tooth extraction and […]

Glycoalkaloids In Potatoes: The Effect Of Biostimulants And Herbicides

Solanum tuberosum L., also known as potatoes, are one of the most consumed vegetable crops in the world. Because of their nutritional value, potatoes’ quality and safety are very important. There is a potential danger for potato consumers due to […]

Tracking Cats: Using Stable Isotopes To Geographically Place Mammalian Carnivores

All African felids are considered either vulnerable to extinction or endangered on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List. These iconic and charismatic species face many anthropogenic threats which include predator control, loss of habitat or prey, […]

Bengal Tiger Conservation Using Novel Technologies

In the Indian subcontinent, Bengal tigers inhabit tropical grassland, riverine, and moist semi-deciduous forests along major river systems. The tiger population in the southern belt of Nepal, often called Terai, is split into three isolated subpopulations that are fragmented by […]

Location Estimation Of Air/Fluid Pressure-Induced Microseismic Events

During many natural phenomena, trapped pockets of air or fluid inside the earth’s crust can reach high pressures. For example, geysers occur due to water heating up under the effect of a geothermal energy source. The very high pressure of […]

Coral Bleaching: Using Participatory Reporting To Track Mass-Bleaching In The Western Indian Ocean

Coral bleaching events provide one of the most visual indicators of present-day climate change effects. From 2014 to 2017, the world experienced the longest recorded coral bleaching event in history (Eakin, Sweatman, & Brainard, 2019). The third global coral bleaching […]

Processing Pathway: The Waste Management Of Plant Mitochondria

Mitochondria are tiny bodies inside the cells of animals, plants, and fungi that were derived from an endosymbiotic process involving bacterial and archaeal cells. Despite their tiny size, mitochondria are essential for energy production, stress response, and other important biochemical […]

Search For Life: How Organisms On Earth Help Us Understand Space Environments

As discussed previously, outer space conditions are harmful to human beings. However, this does not necessarily mean that they are devoid of life. Indeed, there are very harsh environments on Earth that are not suitable for humans, and yet, there […]