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According to scientists, extinct pathogens caused the collapse of ancient civilizations

Thousands of years ago, across the Eastern Mediterranean, several Bronze Age civilizations made a remarkable breakthrough at about the same time. The Old Kingdom of Egypt and the Akkadian Empire also collapsed, and there was widespread social crisis in the Near East and the Aegean, with population decline, destruction, reduced trade, and significant cultural change. …

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According to scientists, extinct pathogens caused the collapse of ancient civilizations

Thousands of years ago, across the Eastern Mediterranean, several Bronze Age civilizations made a remarkable breakthrough at about the same time. The Old Kingdom of Egypt and the Akkadian Empire also collapsed, and there was widespread social crisis in the Near East and the Aegean, with population decline, destruction, reduced trade, and significant cultural change. …

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The TB vaccine mysteriously protects against many things. Now we know why

An amazing story happened when babies in the African countries of Guinea-Bissau and Uganda were given the TB vaccine. Instead of a vaccine against targeted bacteria – Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the tuberculosis vaccine offered broad protection against a range of unrelated infections, including respiratory infections and serious complications such as sepsis. Australian researchers have now …

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The TB vaccine mysteriously protects against many things. Now we know why

An amazing story happened when babies in the African countries of Guinea-Bissau and Uganda were given the TB vaccine. Instead of a vaccine against targeted bacteria – Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the tuberculosis vaccine offered broad protection against a range of unrelated infections, including respiratory infections and serious complications such as sepsis. Australian researchers have now …

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Scientists warn that the human mind is not designed to wake up after midnight

In the middle of the night, the world can sometimes seem like a dark place. In the dark, negative thoughts flood your mind, and when you wake up, you may find yourself staring at the ceiling and craving guilty pleasures like a cigarette or a carb-heavy meal. A lot of evidence shows that the human …

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Scientists warn that the human mind is not designed to wake up after midnight

In the middle of the night, the world can sometimes seem like a dark place. In the dark, negative thoughts flood your mind, and when you wake up, you may find yourself staring at the ceiling and craving guilty pleasures like a cigarette or a carb-heavy meal. A lot of evidence shows that the human …

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Scientists warn that vast amounts of data from cancer trials remain confidential

According to an alarming new study that examined more than 300 clinical trials supporting cancer drugs approved by the U.S. drug regulator over the past 10 years, data from more than half of the cancer trials that underpinned the drug’s approval remain unavailable. Of the 304 industry-sponsored clinical trials that included data on 115 cancer …

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Scientists warn that vast amounts of data from cancer trials remain confidential

According to an alarming new study that examined more than 300 clinical trials supporting cancer drugs approved by the U.S. drug regulator over the past 10 years, data from more than half of the cancer trials that underpinned the drug’s approval remain unavailable. Of the 304 industry-sponsored clinical trials that included data on 115 cancer …

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Cold sores have been making people cry for thousands of years, new research has found

DNA preserved in the teeth of people who lived 1,500 years ago has revealed the ancient origins of a strain of the common herpes virus that causes the common cold. Genomic data show that herpes virus type 1 (HSV-1), which today infects approximately 3.7 billion people worldwide, emerged and proliferated approximately 5,000 years ago. And …

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A fourth person has been effectively “cured” of HIV, and this is the oldest patient

AIDS researchers announced Wednesday that a fourth person has been “cured” of HIV, but the procedure, which is dangerous for cancer patients, may be less convenient for tens of millions of people around the world living with the virus. The 66-year-old, dubbed the “City of Hope” patient on behalf of the Californian capital, was declared …

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