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Plastic bags responsible for outrageous lack of cute pink piglets

Most of us now subscribe to the idea that plastic bags are bad for the environment. Hence, droves of people turn up at their local supermarket with a sturdy jute bag in tow. Now, there‚Äôs evidence that the items that … Continue reading

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The journey to parasite egg paradise

The parasite, Schistosoma mansoni, is a remarkably cunning and efficient worm. It spends the first part of its life infecting freshwater snails, where it vigorously multiplies to bulk up numbers. This parasite army then marches out of the snail and … Continue reading

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Nerve growth factor: not just for nerves anymore

The male ejaculate, semen, is an eclectic mix of proteins, chemicals and hormones, all in a nicely fluid solution ideally suited to transporting spermatozoa during the process of reproduction. While many seminal fluid components and their corresponding biological functions have … Continue reading

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