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Promiscuous Female Mice Have Sexier Sons
2013-11-19 07:35:02

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.

Safe Sugar Dose In Humans Proves Toxic To Mice
2013-08-13 15:45:07

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.

2012-02-06 22:35:48

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.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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