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Posts From Joshua Perez-Cruet

The (DNA) Damaging Effects of Alcohol

The (DNA) Damaging Effects of Alcohol

Acetaldehyde, a product of the breakdown of alcohol, damages the DNA of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), the cells that generate blood cells in your bone marrow. DNA damage inflicted by acetaldehyde can result in cell death and cancers like leukemia.

Q&A: Why did turtles come out of their shells?

Q&A: Why did turtles come out of their shells?

A study in Switzerland challenges our most basic understanding of the turtle, suggesting that it evolved head retraction as a means of predation rather than protection.