Disease-causing nibbling amoeba hides by displaying proteins from host cells

IMAGE: Entamoeba histolytica kills human cells through trogocytosis or «cell nibbling » where amoebae bite off and ingest fragments of human cells. UC Davis researchers Katherine Ralston, Hannah Miller and Rene Suleiman… view more  A parasitic amoeba that causes severe gut disease in humans protects itself from attack by biting off pieces of host cells and…

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New 3D imaging and visualization technique provides detailed views of muscle architecture

VIDEO: In a new study, scientists in pathology and anatomical sciences in the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine have revealed a three-dimensional view of the skeletal muscles responsible for flight… view more  A new three-dimensional model of the skeletal muscles responsible for bird flight provides the most comprehensive and detailed picture of anatomy to date.…

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Evolving alongside viruses impacts susceptibility to future infections

Researchers have shown that when fruit flies co-evolve with viruses, different genetic changes occur to those caused by encountering a virus for the first time, altering the insects’ susceptibility to future infection. The findings, published in eLife, help to address a fundamental question in infectious disease biology: why are some individuals genetically resistant to infection,…

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Consumers prefer pork cooked to 145 degrees, study says

URBANA, Ill. — Are pork chops on the menu this grilling season? According to new research from University of Illinois meat scientists, pork enthusiasts can improve taste, juiciness, and tenderness by cooking chops to the new USDA standard: 145 degrees Fahrenheit. «Pork cooked to 145 degrees is absolutely safe,» says Dustin Boler, associate professor in…

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Analysis of old people’s civic participation

IMAGE: Members of the Gerentology Research Group of the Universuty of Barcelona. From left to right: Juan José Zacarés, Feliciano Villar, Rodrigo Serrat, Carme Triadó, Monserrat Celdrán and Josep Fabà…. view more  Credit: Rodrigo Serrat Older people’s civic participation has been associated with an improvement of the cognitive function and physical and mental health -among other…

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Field study finds pellet-fed stoves cut air pollutant emissions 90%

IMAGE: A study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range… view more  Credit: Andy Grieshop, NC State University A study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use…

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Medical News Today: Eczema on black skin: What to know

Eczema is a group of conditions that make the skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It is very common and can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can look different on different skin tones. In this article, learn about what eczema looks like on black skin, as well as how to diagnose and treat it. What…

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Halima Aden Will Be First Sports Illustrated Model in a Hijab and Burkini

The Somali-American model Halima Aden will be the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, an annual edition perhaps best known for its pictures of bikini-clad models frolicking on the beach, the magazine said Monday. It was not clear on Monday if Ms. Aden would be the first…

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