Before having children, my life revolved around horses. At one point, I had my sweet, strawberry roan pony that taught me how to ride and a little Jumpers mare. Both were healthy horses, but freak accidents within two months of each other, caused me to put both of them down.

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Many of us have experienced problems of a haywire thyroid: fatigue, weight gain, chills, hair loss and anxiety to name a few. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have found that a thyroid imbalance may lead to being born with deafness. Using imaging techniques the researchers looked at the differences in

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In the medical field, they don’t call it printing living tissue, they call it biofabrication. Now, I know this sounds crazy and futuristic – believe me, it is. But the potential here to fabricate living tissues that can be implanted into the human body is closer than you may think.

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While on vacation a couple of weeks ago, my boys and I were standing in the ocean.  It was so fun to hear my five year old asking questions about nature such as “are we moving or is the earth moving?”  He was feeling the sand shifting around his feet

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I am blown away.  Researchers have taken a rat with a severed spinal cord and made it possible for the rat to walk again.  This is incredible.  After the rats had their spinal cord severed, these researchers were able to use electronic signals to stimulate the spinal cord and prompt

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I often hear, “there’s an app for that” and the saying is not far from the truth. You can download an app to tell you where the cheapest gas is, what the weather will be for the next ten days, what not to eat and now, an app that helps

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Peanuts. Just the thought of them can strike fear into someone - or the parent of someone - who has a peanut allergy. And with good cause - it can be deadly. Interestingly, new research at Oxford University suggests that the high temperatures associated with dry roasting may play an important

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Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and abdomen (the mesothelium). The mesothelium is important because the lungs, heart and stomach are constantly in motion, and the cells in the mesothelium provide lubrication and assist in organ function. There is no cure, and the relative

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Antibiotic resistance is a growing- and serious- problem. Most antibiotics work by interfering with cell functions, but certain types of bacteria (like MRSA) have evolved in such a way that these antibiotics just won't work. Researchers all over the world are working on this problem, and it seems that scientists

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As part of a muscle wasting study 20 mice arrived last week at the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon carried its first mammal passengers safely to space for a study on bone loss, muscle atrophy, cardiovascular and immune diseases as well. A report in 2011 cited that rodent research is critical

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