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Jun
2017

Probiotic brew brings new meaning to “beer gut”

Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan (left) and Chan Mei Zhi Alcine (right), with their bacteria-filled beer

When it comes to foods that are a good source of probiotics, we often think of things like yogurt and dark chocolate. Beer, though? Not so much, as the hop acids in most beers tend to kill off probiotic bacteria. That isn't the case with a new beer, however, created by Food Science and Technology student Chan Mei Zhi Alcine, at the National University of Singapore.

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Category: Science

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27
Jun
2017

Sensitive snouts may have helped dinosaurs court mates and pick at flesh

Artist's impression of Neovenator salerii, complete with is network of neurovascular canals

Evidence of blood vessels and nerves in the head of dinosaur fossils has generally been hard to come by. But using advanced imaging techniques, scientists have now built an unprecedented 3D picture of the interior of the skull of Neovenator salerii. They found that the carnivorous land dinosaur may have possessed a surprisingly sensitive snout that it used for foraging, feeding and even wooing potential mates.

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Category: Biology

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