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Researchers Discover Some Brain Cells Come Alive and Grow Hours After Death

They’re calling it a “zombie gene.”

A new study published in Scientific Reports challenges the widespread belief that brain activity comes to a halt immediately at death or shortly after. Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago found that glial cells not only come alive, but also increase in size and grow arm-like appendages hours after a person dies. Study author Jeffrey Loeb, head of neurology and rehabilitation at the UIC’s College of Medicine, said the findings weren’t “too surprising” as the glial cells are inflammatory “and their job is to clean things up after brain injuries like oxygen deprivation or stroke.”

Study Warns of New Dominant Strain of Coronavirus That Is More Contagious Than Before

A new study conducted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified a new strain of the coronavirus that appears to be more contagious than previous versions that spread during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reports. Continue reading Study Warns of New Dominant Strain of Coronavirus That Is More Contagious Than Before

‘Molecular Condoms’ Could Be the Best Form of Birth Control Yet

In a breakthrough that almost sounds too good to be true, researchers have found a potential new form of birth control that could solve numerous problems. It offers the possibility of being effective for both sexes, no hormonal side effects, and might even be a Plan B that doesn’t piss off anti-abortion advocates.

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DNA Tests Discover Subway’s Chicken Meat Is Only About 50 Percent Chicken

A recent report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has revealed some not-so-fresh news about Subway sandwiches. It turns out the chain’s chicken meat contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, which is a pretty unappetizing figure when you compare it to Subway’s competitors.

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