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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
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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