Tag: health

Dogs Make Healthy Babies

Families with dogs or cats have children that are less likely to suffer from respiratory tract symptoms or infections.  .  . The research suggests pet owners are more likely to have healthy children than non-pet owners, because the children of

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Rare Good News in AIDS Fight

“A daily pill that costs just 25¢ can prevent both men and women from catching HIV from partners carrying the virus.” The potential impact of this is huge.

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Open Source Biology

Open Source Biology?  Stephen Friend is trying just that.  Friend is applying Open Source philosophy to the biological sciences in order to speed up pharmaceutical development. Why would these corporations and universities participate?  How is it in their interests? My

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White Blood Cells Solve Traveling-Salesman Problem

Have our own microorganisms solved the classic computer science conundrum?  No, despite the headline, they haven’t.  However immune cells solve a simple version of the problem when faced with a small number of targets. It appears that our white blood

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