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CLINICAL TRIAL PROVIDES ‘FIRST REAL HOPE’ OF A LUPUS TREATMENT IN HALF A CENTURY

29 DEC 2019 Lupus is a potentially fatal autoimmune disorder that impacts roughly 5 million people worldwide, and yet it still has no known cause or cure. Today, most treatments come with a whole bunch of adverse side effects, and given how little we know, finding new avenues for medicine has …

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OUR BODIES AGE IN THREE DISTINCT SHIFTS, ACCORDING TO MORE THAN 4,000 BLOOD TESTS

21 DEC 2019 In terms of biological ageing, the body seems to shift gears three times during our lifespans, new research suggests – with 34 years, 60 years and 78 years the key thresholds. In other words, we now have evidence that ageing isn’t one long, continuous process that moves …

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SCIENTISTS SEE THE SUN TRANSFER ENERGY FROM ITS INTERIOR TO ATMOSPHERE

28 NOV 2019 You can’t tell from Earth, but the Sun’s outer atmosphere is hundreds of times hotter than its surface – it’s a long-standing mystery that astrophysicists have been working on for years, and now we might just have an answer. Scientists have previously suggested that solar plasma jets …

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HERE ARE 11 WEIRD DISEASES YOU CAN CATCH FROM ANIMALS

30 JUN 2019 Illnesses that can pass from animals to humans are known as zoonotic. They’re surprisingly common: More than six out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people are actually contracted from animals, according to the CDC. Zoonotic diseases are typically spread through contact with animals or animal waste, though …

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