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Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than ‘survival of the fittest’ The DNA you inherit from your parents contributes to the physical make-up of your body — whether you have blue eyes or brown, black hair or red, or are male or female. Your DNA can also influence whether you might develop certain diseases or disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia or neurofibromatosis, to [...]The post Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than ‘survival of the fittest’ appeared first on PsyPost.
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Using The Hero’s Journey As A Screenwriting Template The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of storytelling that is found in ancient stories, dramas, myths and religious rituals.  The ideas about how such adventures have been passed down through generations come from Joseph Campbell’s research into the nature of storytelling in general. Campbell draws from Carl Jung’s theories about...
Protein mimic shows promise as tissue engineering glue The potential of a "synthetic protein mimic" to promote the adhesion of brain cells has been demonstrated in a laboratory setting. This feat could help overcome a major challenge in nerve tissue engineering.
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