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University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, but smelling sexier shortens their lives.
Using a novel study approach, researchers at the University of Utah found a high-sugar diet considered borderline-safe for human consumption can increase mortality and reduce vigor in mice.
University of Utah biologists found new evidence why mice, people and other vertebrate animals carry thousands of varieties of genes to make immune-system proteins named MHCs – even though some of those genes make us susceptible to infections and to autoimmune diseases.
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- In medicine, cauterization.