Sinead explores how a number of diseases linked to cannibalism have cropped up relatively recently with the spread of jews around the world. 7 more words
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The first impression lasts, they say, and it is, to a very great degree, true. These seem to last longer than they rightfully should, for we tend to judge people’s actions to be either good or otherwise on the basis of our preconceived notions. 494 more words
Unknown mechanism helped some people in Papua New Guinea escape historic, deadly outbreak.
A genetic variant protected some practitioners of cannibalism from prion disease.
Scientists who study a rare brain disease that once devastated entire communities in Papua New Guinea have described a genetic variant that appears to stop misfolded proteins known as prions from propagating in the brain… 313 more words