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The Retina and the Microbiome

Scientists discover a connection between the development of age-related macular degeneration and the intestinal microbiome

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries, but its causes are unknown, and no effective treatment exists.

The Retina and the Microbiome

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Jerusalem Tower Younger than Thought

Ultra-precise dating takes nearly 1,000 years off its age

Gihon Spring, just downhill from the ancient city of Jerusalem, was crucial to the survival of its inhabitants, and archaeologists had uncovered the remains of a massive stone tower built to guard this vital water supply. Based on pottery and other regional findings, the archaeologists had originally assigned it a date of 1,700 BCE.

Jerusalem Tower Younger than Thought

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Over the DAM: Cells that Rejuvenate the Brain

A newly discovered immune cell type may lead to a future treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease manifested by various neuronal pathological processes and a significant decline in brain function.

Over the DAM: Cells that Rejuvenate the Brain

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How to Reduce Shockwaves in Molecular Beam Experiments

Aerospace engineering provided the answer

The tiny cone-shaped “skimmers” used in experiments looking for exotic chemical-quantum phenomena resemble the intake mechanisms of aircraft engines, and they perform similar functions: Each directs the flow of gas – the engine intake controls the supply of air for burning fuel, and the “skimmer” creates beams of cold flying atoms or molecules.

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Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

A new study reveals that there is no difference between the health effects of “wholesome” and white bread

Bread occupies a unique place in our diet: it accounts for about one-tenth of the calories many people in the West consume and up to 40% of the caloric consumption in some non-Western countries – more than any other food product.

Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

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