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General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

December 10, 2015
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A doctor’s love affair with medicine and literature

For Anna Reisman, M.D., it was a summer novel that pointed her to a career in medicine.  As a rising Yale senior and English major with no thought of becoming a doctor, she read Thomas Mann’s classic 1924 novelThe Magic Mountain, … Continue reading

July 15, 2014
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Ötzis “nichtmenschliche” DNA analysiert

EURAC (Europäische Akademie Bozen) und Universität Wien stoßen bei Ötziprobe auf Krankheitserreger Ötzis menschliches Erbgut ist entschlüsselt. Doch die 0,1 Gramm leichte Probe aus dem Beckenknochen der 5.300 Jahre alten Mumie gibt noch viel mehr her: Ein ForscherInnenteam der EURAC … Continue reading

March 27, 2014
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Tatortarchäologie am Gletscher

Bedingt durch den Klimawandel geben Gletscher durch deren Abschmelzen im Schnee konservierte Mumien frei. Harald Stadler, Leiter des Instituts für Archäologien an der Universität Innsbruck, freut sich darüber besonders, denn eines seiner Spezialgebiete sind Gletscherleichen mit deren Hab und Gut. … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Medieval Manuscripts to Get Technological Makeover

The world’s largest collection of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) poetry may soon be available on a smart device App, as part of a project initiated by the University of Exeter. The App is in its prototype stage of development but in … Continue reading

August 28, 2012
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Parents and Readers Beware of Stereotypes in Young Adult Literature Says MU Researcher

Newly described teen literature genre propagates negative portrayals of the sick and disabled COLUMBIA, Mo. — A newly defined genre of literature, “teen sick-lit,” features tear-jerking stories of ill adolescents developing romantic relationships. Although “teen sick-lit” tends to adhere to … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
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That’s entertainment

*Actor Steve Schirripa discusses experience in entertainment industry* Steve Schirripa, best known for his television roles on The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, spoke Monday, Feb. 13, in Mitchell Hall about his experience in the entertainment … Continue reading

August 4, 2011
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Even with Regular Exercise, People with Inactive Lifestyles More at Risk for Chronic Diseases, MU Researchers Say

COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles (they take fewer than 5,000 steps a day) and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise recommendations (150 minutes of … Continue reading