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Urban environments are made from stone, concrete, bricks and glass that showcase a succession of signs, shapes and population. It is assemblage that is being categorized as safe, noisy, fun and peaceful or risky associated with law and policy. In order to build urban environments that limit negative impacts there is a need to comprehend…

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Oxytocin has long had a reputation of being the “love hormone”. It engenders social bonding, attachment, intimacy, and affection. It is the chemical that gives people that warm, fuzzy, jolly feeling when they are with someone they love or care about. Recently, though, oxytocin may gain yet another moniker as the “fear and anxiety hormone”.…

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The alphaproteobacteria have been widely cited as the closest relative– and possibly the prokaryotic ancestor — of the powerhouse of eukaryotic cell, mitochondria. A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden aimed to identify its prokaryotic ancestral origin. However, their recent findings seemed to contradict this notion.1 The mitochondria may have taken an evolutionary…

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Asthma is a common global health problem that affects at least 18% of the population worldwide. Some of real life surveys show that all outcomes remain suboptimal with persisting symptoms and quality of life impairment. Many of the patients however, taking regular medication particularly corticosteroids and some self-management strategies. But in recent development it used…

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Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant that catches its prey mostly insects and arachnids through snap-trap movement. It has a trapping structure that is triggered by tiny hairs in the inner surface of the plant leaves.  When insect crawling along, the plant trigger to close only if it caught a live insects worthy of consumption.…

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A new ant species, Colobopsis explodens, was recently identified. Similar to other exploding ant species, Colobopsis explodens is capable of bursting their body to kill or injure its foe in an effort to defend the nest. It will be used as a model species to lay groundwork for more research on exploding ants.    …

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Epstein-Barr virus — the virus causing the kissing disease or mononucleosis — is eyed as a risk factor for contracting seven other major diseases. This is what the research team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center reported. Epstein-Barr virus is contracted by kissing or by the oral transfer of saliva. Apparently, once the Epstein-Barr virus…

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Triclosan is a broad spectrum antibacterial or antifungal agent found in some consumer products. Such as in antiseptic soaps, toothpaste, detergents, cosmetics, plastic kitchenware, carpets, socks and toys. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products raise concerns in recent years about triclosan potential threats to human health and ecosystem. The demand of triclosan globally continues to increase…

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Based on new updates about E.coli outbreaks the CDC extends its warning to include all types of romaine lettuce. It avoids consumers to eat romaine lettuce growing from Yuma, Arizona. And discourage the consumer to buy at grocery store unless proven that it is not come from the same region. Mostly the packaging of the…

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Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental conditions caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences. The mechanism underlying its etiology and the factors associated at the onset of progression are multi-factorial. Autisms are range of conditions distinguished by unreasonable social skills, difficulty in speech, repetitive behaviors and unique strengths. However, some research study reveals…

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