Bats Bring Benefits Represent Disconnect From Nature

Bats Bring Benefits Represent Disconnect From Nature

Despite the fear and trepidation bats may cause, the flying mammals bring benefits to humanity through a contrast that represents a fundamental human disconnect from nature. Bats pollinate and fertilize crops, binge on insects that spread disease, disperse seeds, and serve as the subjects of numerous scientific studies that are leading to advances in medicine, […]

Sodium Chloride Debated for Health and Environmental Effects

Sodium Chloride Debated for Health and Environmental Effects

Sodium chloride is currently being debated for its effects on human health, but the chemical compound commonly known as salt is also often questioned for its effects on the environment. Only a fraction of the sodium chloride produced in the United States is consumed as food, while the rest is used for road maintenance, water […]

Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Expanded Through Genetic Testing

Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Expanded Through Genetic Testing

The Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Aug. 12, 2014, approval of Cologuard, a new genetic testing tool, significantly expanded the noninvasive screening options available for colorectal cancer. Cologuard is a noninvasive screening test, co-invented by a doctor at Mayo Clinic and manufactured Exact Sciences Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin, which identifies DNA mutations and blood proteins […]

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