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The world population is over seven billion and all of these people need feeding. However, the energy requirement of a species depends not only on numbers but on its average mass.
Male Cardiocondyla obscurior ants are diphenic (either winged or wingless).
It seems that while the practice of bloodletting throughout history had little or no effect on most diseases, and the practice was abandoned in the 19th century, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates that blood donation has real benefits for obese people with metabolic syndrome.
It is important to be able to monitor genetically modified (GM) crops, not only in the field but also during the food processing chain.
Modern methods for mass production of biological agents and fine chemicals require precise control of pH.
House mice (Mus musculus) happily live wherever there are humans.
A new study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers shows that a majority of medical students in Yemen believe that chewing the plant khat is harmful to one's health but they would not advise their patients to quit.
Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the most common cause of death in children under the age of five.
It can be difficult to distinguish between people with normal age-associated memory loss and those with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI).
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