Archive | June 2017

Alpha-gal, ticks and allergies

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This wonderful piece of biology starts with the knowledge that some people become allergic to red meat after they have been bitten by a tick. That knowledge sets off a whole bunch of questions and research lines to follow, which then turn up some fascinating learning, covering so many aspects of immunology, biochemistry and even global warming.

Read on!

There are many links to this story on the internet, some more scientific than others. Here is one which seems a good balance: http://dailynewsdig.com/lone-star-tick-bite/

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Monday June 5th

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The theme of World Environment Day 2017 – CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH NATURE.

So … get out there on Monday or maybe this weekend and enjoy nature!

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