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Skin Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night Are Slowly Merging With Humans

Skin Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night Are Slowly Merging With Humans

If you are reading this, you are probably not alone. Most people on Earth are habitats for mites that spend the majority of their brief lives burrowed, head-first, in our hair follicles, primarily of the face. In fact, humans are the only habitat for Demodex folliculorum. They are born on us, they feed on us, …

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We Know Blue Light Masses With Our Internal Clocks, But What Can It Do to Our Skin?

We Know Blue Light Masses With Our Internal Clocks, But What Can It Do to Our Skin?

Take a wander down the skincare aisle of any health and beauty retailer and you’ll be met with a bewildering array of creams and sprays, promising to protect you from various threats to your skin. You might have noticed skincare companies claiming their products can protect you from the effects of blue light. If you …

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We Know Blue Light Masses With Our Internal Clocks, But What Can It Do to Our Skin?

We Know Blue Light Masses With Our Internal Clocks, But What Can It Do to Our Skin?

Take a wander down the skincare aisle of any health and beauty retailer and you’ll be met with a bewildering array of creams and sprays, promising to protect you from various threats to your skin. You might have noticed skincare companies claiming their products can protect you from the effects of blue light. If you …

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Scientists Created a 'Self-Plugging' Eye Microneedle, And It's as Creepy as It Sounds

Scientists Created a ‘Self-Plugging’ Eye Microneedle, And It’s as Creepy as It Sounds

This might sound like the stuff of horror movies, but to treat some diseases you need to have drugs carefully injected into your eye. Not only does the process sound terrible, there’s actually quite a few things that could go wrong. For example, there’s endophthalmitis – which is a bacterial infection caused by bacteria entering …

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Astronomers Unveil The Most Detailed Map of The Metal Asteroid Psyche Yet

Astronomers Unveil The Most Detailed Map of The Metal Asteroid Psyche Yet

If you wanted to do a forensic study of the Solar System, you might head for the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. That’s where you can find ancient rocks from the Solar System’s early days. Out there in the cold vacuum of space, far from the Sun, asteroids are largely untouched by space …

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New Images Show The Dust in Nearby Galaxies, And You've Never Seen Them Like This

New Images Show The Dust in Nearby Galaxies, And You’ve Never Seen Them Like This

When we see pictures of galaxies outside the Milky Way, what we’re usually looking at is primarily the light of their stars. But stars are far from the only ingredient that makes up a galaxy. Think of stars as the chunks of vegetables in the galactic soup. The broth, then, in which they float, is …

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At 1.4 Million Mph, Astronomers Detected One of The Fastest Cosmic Objects of Its Kind

At 1.4 Million Mph, Astronomers Detected One of The Fastest Cosmic Objects of Its Kind

When massive stars die, they don’t do so quietly. Their deaths are spectacularly brilliant affairs that light up the cosmos, a supernova explosion that sends star guts punching out into space in a cloud of splendor. Meanwhile, the core of the star-that-was can linger on, collapsed into an ultra-dense neutron star or black hole. If …

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Probiotics Experiment Shows 'Good Bacteria' Can Help Treat Depression

Probiotics Experiment Shows ‘Good Bacteria’ Can Help Treat Depression

Probiotics – the ‘good bacteria’ often claimed to lead to positive health responses – could have a role to play in treating depression, according to a new study involving 47 volunteers who were experiencing depressive episodes. Participants in the research who took probiotic supplements in addition to antidepressants showed a greater improvement in their depressive …

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Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Organ transplants can quite literally save lives, but they also come with strings attached – often including a lifetime of immunosuppression drug treatments required to keep the immune system in check, lest it reject the transplanted organ as a foreign invader. Now scientists are reporting on three successful kidney organ transplants, carried out in children …

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