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Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Since the discovery of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete and the Mycenaean civilization on the Peloponnesian peninsula of mainland Greece, there have been many theories about where these people came from and whether they were related.

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

With the protections of Obamacare in place, physicians in recent years have urged patients to be screened for a variety of diseases and predisposition to illness, feeling confident it would not affect their future insurability. But the results recorded on patients’ charts could haunt them, experts say.

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dilated cardiomyopathy: the disease that killed George Michael – explained

Dilated cardiomyopathy: the disease that killed George Michael – explained

By Charles Redwood, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Biochemistry University of Oxford, Oxford, England An Oxfordshire coroner recently announced that George Michael died of natural causes. The post-mortem examination revealed that the singer suffered from a number of health problems, including dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle. Up to half of […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More