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Sahara Desert grew 10% since 1920 due to climate change

The world’s largest desert, the Sahara, grew by about 10% since 1920 because of the impact of climate change, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD). The study is the first research to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert. The new research, which was …

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Ibuprofen might treat Alzheimer’s: study

A recent study published by the University of British Columbia revealed that taking small doses of the painkiller Ibuprofen can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study shows that through a saliva test, the at-risk patients can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s through taking low doses of the medicine, used for treating pain, …

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How to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New York, NY—In 1901, when Dr Alois Alzheimer started talking to his patient Mrs Auguste Deter, a 50-year-old patient, he immediately realised that there was something wrong with her. Her responses to his questions were not only repetitive and wrong, but she quickly seemed to forget them. Sadly, she seemed to be aware of her …

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Denisovan humans contributed to East Asian ancestry, interbred with modern humans

A new paper reveals that modern humans co-existed and interbred with archaic human Denisovans, not only with Neanderthals—another type of extinct human species—at least twice between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago. Researchers at the University of Washington unexpectedly discovered two distinct episodes of Denisovan genetic intermixing with modern humans, while testing a new DNA method …

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New study reveals how magma formed global treasures

The natural treasures of a number of precious metals, stones, and minerals which have been created over hundreds of millions of years, were created through processes that are still not completely understood. One of these processes is the origin of chromitite layers hosted by layered intrusions, a major source of chromium on our planet, according …

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Kids allergic to cow’s milk are smaller than their peers allergic to nuts: study

Children who experience persistent allergies to cow’s milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/World Allergy Organisation (AAAAI/WAO) Joint Conference. “The relationship between food allergies and childhood growth patterns …

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DNE science editor wins Cambridge climate diploma 

Daily News Egypt’s science editor and reporter Mohammed El-Said’s article was selected as one of the winners of the Climate Tracker Article Competition, part of the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series, and was awarded as one of the five most effective articles tackling the climate change crisis. El-Said’s article, titled “How is climate change affecting your community …

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