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5 Unexpected Activities that Release Endorphin


Endorphin is one of the natural “happy” chemicals released by our bodies. This chemical which is secreted by our brains is responsible for helping us relieves stress, anxiety, and allows us to have higher tolerance for pain. Sometimes called as &hellip Continue reading

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Aeroallergen Monitoring in Canada

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As I mentioned in my last blog, the study of aeroallergens depends highly on having data. Continue reading

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Update Regarding The Urban Scientist, Dr. Danielle Lee (DNLee)

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Biology Online would like to provide an update regarding our interaction with Dr. Danielle Lee, otherwise known as The Urban Scientist or DNLee Continue reading

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An Introduction to Aeroallergens


The reproductive phases of plants and fungi are one of the most important parts of their life cycle, and just as each have their growing seasons, so too do they have a reproductive season. Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Kinds of Plants?

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Estimates vary, but there are about 300,000 named species of plants, with more being discovered daily.  There may ultimately be as many as Continue reading

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The Real Causes of Obesity?


Obesity is a big public health problem. Currently about two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese. Continue reading

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Aerobiology and Allergies


Asthma and allergies are becoming more and more prominent in society and outdoor allergens like ragweed and birch take their toll on the economy and those who have to deal with them Continue reading

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Nuts About Nudibranchs


Welcome to guest blogger, marine biologist Sam Craven, from Mad As A Marine Biologist. As a marine biologist and a diver I feel incredibly privileged to have seen many of the delightful examples of life that the most biodiverse ecosystem &hellip Continue reading

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“Do Big Viruses Really Make You Sick?”


Welcome to guest blogger, noted biologist Alan Cann For most of my research career, I worked on viruses with small genomes, such as poliovirus and HIV. For me, the attraction of these viruses is that it is easier to understand &hellip Continue reading

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Bacteria to Diesel?!


U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered a microbe now being used to produce biodegradable plastic into a strain that can produce advanced biofuel. More at:

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